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File #: 55348    Version: 1 Name: Special Election IPAV Locations
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/9/2019 In control: Clerk's Office
On agenda: 4/16/2019 Final action: 4/16/2019
Enactment date: 4/22/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00306
Title: Establishing absentee voting locations for the May 7 Special Primary Election and the June 4 Special Election.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
4/16/20191 COMMON COUNCIL AdoptPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/9/20191 Clerk's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution establishes in-person absentee voting locations for the May 7, 2019, Special Primary Election and the June 4, 2019, Special Election. Hourly election aides will be hired for in-person absentee voting at a cost of $2,755. Funding is included in the Clerk’s Office 2019 Adopted Operating Budget. No additional City appropriation is required.

Title

Establishing absentee voting locations for the May 7 Special Primary Election and the June 4 Special Election.

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WHEREAS, voting is both a right and the vital core of a healthy democracy; and

 

WHEREAS, the goal of the Madison City Clerk's Office is that each eligible voter will be able to cast a ballot and have that ballot counted; and

 

WHEREAS, absentee ballots cast in-person are less likely than ballots sent through the mail to be rejected at the polls due to missing signatures or witness addresses; and

 

WHEREAS, it is inequitable to limit in-person absentee voting to Madison residents who are able to obtain transportation downtown; and

 

WHEREAS, offering in-person absentee voting at the Madison Public Library locationsmay further racial equity for residents who have not historically been involved in the voting process;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Madison chooses to make in-person absentee voting more accessible and equitable by establishing the following in-person absentee voting locations for the May 7, 2019, Special Primary Election:

 

1.  City Clerk's Office, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard #103

2.  Pinney Library, 211 Cottage Grove Road

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Madison chooses to make in-person absentee voting more accessible and equitable by establishing the following in-person absentee voting locations for the June 4, 2019, Special Election:

 

1.  City Clerk's Office, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard #103

2.  Pinney Library, 211 Cottage Grove Road

3.  Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street