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File #: 60738    Version: 1 Name: Potential IPAV Sites for August & November 2020
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/28/2020 In control: Clerk's Office
On agenda: 6/2/2020 Final action: 6/2/2020
Enactment date: 6/4/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00428
Title: Establishing potential absentee voting locations for the 2020 Partisan Primary and General Election.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Sheri Carter, Syed Abbas, Arvina Martin, Max Prestigiacomo, Patrick W. Heck, Keith Furman, Michael E. Verveer, Shiva Bidar, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael J. Tierney, Lindsay Lemmer, Samba Baldeh, Donna V. Moreland, Grant Foster
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
6/2/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/28/20201 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 potential in-person absentee voting locations for the 2020 Partisan Primary and General Election. The Clerk’s Office 2020 Adopted Operating Budget included $130,000 in funding for hourly election aides for the August and November Elections. No additional appropriation is required.
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Establishing potential absentee voting locations for the 2020 Partisan Primary and General Election.
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WHEREAS, voting is both a right and the vital core of a healthy democracy; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has generated an increased interest in absentee voting, with 79.26% of ballots cast in the City of Madison Spring Election being absentee ballots; and

WHEREAS, voting by mail is not necessarily the best option for every voter; and

WHEREAS, the City is committed to facilitiating the right to vote while minimizing the risk of exposure to COVID-19; 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, 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 multiple locations for in-person absentee voting, dependent on public safety considerations and the guidance of Public Health Madison & Dane County.

If facilities are open to the public and Public Health Madison & Dane County approves the safety precautions in place, the following in-person absentee voting locations may be used for the 2020 Partisan Primary and General Election:
1. City Clerk's Office, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard #103
2. Central Library...

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