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File #: 58877    Version: 1 Name: IPAV Locations for 2020 Spring Primary and Spring Election
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/27/2019 In control: Clerk's Office
On agenda: 1/7/2020 Final action: 1/7/2020
Enactment date: 1/10/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00004
Title: Establishing absentee voting locations for the 2020 Spring Primary and Spring Election.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Shiva Bidar, Marsha A. Rummel, Donna V. Moreland, Arvina Martin, Keith Furman, Michael E. Verveer, Samba Baldeh, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Lindsay Lemmer, Sally Rohrer, Patrick W. Heck, Sheri Carter, Michael J. Tierney
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
1/7/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/27/20191 Clerk's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution establishes in-person absentee voting locations for the 2020 Spring Primary and Spring Election. Hourly election aides will be hired for in-person absentee voting at a cost of $18,893 for the Spring Primary, and $19,284 for the Spring Election. Funding for hourly wages is included in the Clerk’s Office 2020 Adopted Operating Budget. No additional appropriation is required.
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Establishing absentee voting locations for the 2020 Spring Primary and Spring 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 multiple sites throughout the City may 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 2020 Spring Primary and Spring Election:
1. City Clerk's Office, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard #103
2. Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street
3. Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Road
4. Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park Street
5. Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Avenue
6. Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Avenue
7. Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Road
8. Monroe Street Library, 1705 Monroe Street
9. Pinney Library, 211 Cottage Grove Road (Interim Location for Spring Primary), 516 Cottage Grove Road (New Location...

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