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File #: 69040    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/28/2021 In control: Clerk's Office
On agenda: 1/4/2022 Final action: 1/4/2022
Enactment date: 1/10/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00018
Title: Establishing in-person absentee voting locations for the 2022 Spring Primary and Spring Election.
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Patrick W. Heck, Regina M. Vidaver, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Lindsay Lemmer, Keith Furman, Nasra Wehelie, Tag Evers, Brian Benford, Michael E. Verveer, Juliana R. Bennett, Sheri Carter
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
1/4/20221 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/28/20211 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

Fiscal Note

The City Clerk's Office 2022 operating budget includes funding for four elections. No additional appropriation is necessary.


Establishing in-person absentee voting locations for the 2022 Spring Primary and Spring Election.


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; and

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

WHEREAS, the City is committed to facilitating 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 and pay for parking 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; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following locations, unless closed to the public due to the pandemic, are designated as City of Madison in-person absentee voting sites for the 2022 Spring Primary and Spring Election:

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

2.  Fleet Service, 4151 Nakoosa Trl

3.  Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave

4.  Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr

5.  East Madison Community Center, 8 Straubel Ct

6.  Edgewood College - Wingra Commons, 1000 Edgewood College Dr

7.  UW-Madison Union South, 1308 W Dayton St

8.  UW-Madison Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St

9.  UW-Madison Student Activity Center, 333 East Campus Mall

10. UW-Madison Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave

11. Madison College Truax Campus, 2125 Commercial Ave

12. Madison College South Madison Campus, 2429 Perry St

13. Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N High Point Rd

14. Central Library, 201 W Mifflin St

15.  Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St

16. Hawthorne Library, 2707 E Washington Ave

17. Lakeview Library, 2845 N Sherman Ave

18.  Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd

19. Monroe St Library, 1705 Monroe St

20. Pinney Library, 516 Cottage Grove Rd

21. Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd