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File #: 67423    Version: 1 Name: National Voter Registration Day 2021
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: Clerk's Office
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 9/21/2021
Enactment date: 9/24/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00629
Title: Recognizing National Voter Registration Day, National Voter Education Week, and Election Hero Day
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Arvina Martin, Michael E. Verveer, Tag Evers, Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Regina M. Vidaver, Lindsay Lemmer, Grant Foster, Brian Benford, Sheri Carter, Nasra Wehelie
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/21/20211 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/20211 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

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No appropriation is required.

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Recognizing National Voter Registration Day, National Voter Education Week, and Election Hero Day

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WHEREAS, the City of Madison is committed to transparency, openness, and inclusivity through civic engagement; and

 

WHEREAS, the mission of the City Clerk’s Office is to provide equitable access to open government by promoting the inclusion and full participation of all residents in the democratic process; and

 

WHEREAS, thousands of Madison residents need to update their voter registration, having moved since they last voted; and

 

WHEREAS, many eligible voters are unaware that their right to vote was restored once they completed all the terms of a felony sentence; and

 

WHEREAS, convenient and accessible options for voter registration are imperative for active participation in the election process; and

 

WHEREAS, voter education plays an important role in the integrity and transparency of our elections; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Madison recognizes the importance of diverse partnerships with nonprofit organizations, our university and colleges, businesses, and other community organizations to facilitate the right to vote;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Madison is extending Civic Season by recognizing National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, and commits to joining national efforts to support voter registration and citizen participation in elections; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Madison will participate in National Voter Education Week October 4-8, 2021, to help voters bridge the gap between registering to vote and understanding their options for casting a ballot; and

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the City of Madison will commemorate Election Hero Day on November 1, 2021, recognizing the immense importance and diligent work of the City Clerk’s Office, community partners conducting voter outreach, community partners hosting voter outreach events, and Madison’s 6,000 poll workers.