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File #: 71612    Version: Name: Fall 2022 IPAV Locations
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/17/2022 In control: Clerk's Office
On agenda: 6/7/2022 Final action: 6/7/2022
Enactment date: 6/14/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00453
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Establishing in-person absentee voting locations for the 2022 Partisan Primary and General Election.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Michael E. Verveer, Regina M. Vidaver, Nasra Wehelie, Sheri Carter, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Yannette Figueroa Cole
Fiscal Note
The City Clerk's 2022 Operating Budget includes funding to support four elections. No additional appropriation is required.
SUBSTITUTE - Establishing in-person absentee voting locations for the 2022 Partisan Primary and General Election.
WHEREAS, exercising the right to vote is an essential component 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 at in-person absentee voting sites are less likely than absentee ballots sent via mail to be rejected at the polls due to a missing voter signature, missing witness signature, or incomplete witness address; 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, in-person absentee voting can provide greater accessibility for voters who encounter barriers to voting by mail or voting at the polls on Election Day; 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 are designated as City of Madison in-person absentee voting sites for the 2022 Partisan Primary and General Election:

1. Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
2. Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
3. Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr
4. East Madison Community Center, 8 Straubel Ct
5. Edgewood College - Wingra Commons, 1000 Edgewood College Dr
6. UW-Madison Union South, 1308 W Dayton St
7. UW-Madison Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St
8. ...

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