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File #: 61886    Version: 1 Name: Honoring organizations that offered their spaces to serve as polling places for the August 11th, 2020 Partisan Primary
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/24/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 9/1/2020 Final action: 9/1/2020
Enactment date: 9/8/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00586
Title: Honoring organizations that offered their spaces to serve as polling places for the August 11th, 2020 Partisan Primary
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Sheri Carter, Zachary Henak, Grant Foster, Syed Abbas, Lindsay Lemmer, Marsha A. Rummel, Keith Furman, Michael J. Tierney, Patrick W. Heck, Michael E. Verveer, Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/1/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/24/20201 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

No appropriation required.


Honoring organizations that offered their spaces to serve as polling places for the August 11th, 2020 Partisan Primary


WHEREAS, the novel type of coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to over 100 countries, infected millions world-wide, over 5 million in the United States alone, and has a current death toll in the US of over 170,000, and

WHEREAS, the appearance of the novel Corona Virus, COVID-19, has uprooted the idea and practice of “business-as-usual,” and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 has complicated public and private operational practices throughout the country, and

WHEREAS, it has placed strains on employees, volunteers, customers and clients from all walks of life, and

WHEREAS, the response to COVID-19 has been a patchwork of complimentary and competing guidelines from county, state and federal authorities, and

WHEREAS, the City of Madison’s 86 polling places for the 2020 Partisan Primary run the gamut from churches to schools, from fire stations to grocery stores, from bowling alleys to community centers, and

WHEREAS, managers and staff at all of these locations responded to the Clerk’s Office’s urgent requests to be a polling place thoughtfully and compassionately, and

WHEREAS, the managers and staff at all 86 venues across the City of Madison replied to the Clerk’s request to be a polling place with a resounding “Yes,”

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Madison recognizes, thanks and elevates every venue that served as a polling place for the August 11th Partisan Primary, as examples of civic and community pride and true examples of democracy in action.

In recognition:

Alicia Ashman Library

American Family Insurance

American Family Insurance Applied Learning Center

Asbury United Methodist Church

Attic Angel Association

Badger Rock Neighborhood Center

Bethany United Methodist Church

Blackhawk Church

Blackhawk Middle School

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Boys and Girls Club of Dane County

Bridge-Lake Point-Waunona Neighborhood Center

Catholic Multicultural Center

Chavez Elementary School

City Church

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Eagle Heights Community Center

East High School

East Madison Community Center

Eastside Lutheran Church

Elvehjem Elementary School

Elver Park

Falk Elementary School

Fire Station #14

First Congregational Church

Glendale Elementary School

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Goodman Parks Maintenance Facility

Hawthorne Library

High Point Church

Hoyt School (Madison School Community Recreation)

Huegel Elementary School


Ian’s Pizza on State

James Madison Park - Gates of Heaven

John Muir Elementary School

Kennedy Elementary School

LaFollette High School

Lake Edge United Church of Christ, Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church

Lakeview Library

Lapham Elementary School

Leopold Elementary School

Lindbergh Elementary School

Lussier Community Education Center

Lussier Family East YMCA

Madison Central Library

Madison College - Commercial Avenue

Madison Municipal Building

Madison Senior Center

Meadowridge Library

Mendota Elementary School

Middleton United Church of Christ

Midvale Elementary School

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

Mount Olive Lutheran Church

New Beginnings Church

O’Keeffe Middle School

Olbrich Gardens

Olson Elementary School

Park Edge/Park Ridge Employment & Training Center (Urban League of Greater Madison)

Reindahl Park

Sandburg Elementary School

Schwoegler Park Towne Lanes

Sequoya Library

Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church

Sherman Middle School

St James Catholic School

Steamfitters Local 601 Training Center

Tenney Park

Thoreau Elementary School

Toki Middle School

Trinity United Methodist Church

University Research Park Business Accelerator

UW Memorial Library

UW Pyle Center

UW Union South

UW Welcome Center

Village on Park

Warner Park

Wellspring United Methodist Church

West High School

Whitehorse Middle School

Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center

Wingra School