Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:08am
The City of Madison issued a total of 5,325 ballots to in-person absentee voters for the April 4 Spring Election. That total is just 225 ballots less than the number of absentee ballots cast in person for the 2016 Presidential Primary.
The City Clerk’s Office has issued 8,930 absentee ballots for this election, including absentee ballots sent by mail and absentee ballots cast at absentee voting locations throughout the city. There are 1,652 absentee ballots that have yet to be returned to be counted. Election Day is the deadline for the Clerk’s Office to receive absentee ballots.
Here is a breakdown of the number of absentee ballots cast at each of the city’s in-person absentee voting sites for this election:
Sequoya Library 1,281 absentees
Pinney Library 674 absentees
City Clerk’s Office 513 absentees
Alicia Ashman Library 602 absentees
Central Library 451 absentees
Meadowridge Library 392 absentees
Lakeview Library 365 absentees
Monroe St. Library 339 absentees
Hawthorne Library 330 absentees
Union South 134 absentees
Goodman Library 114 absentees
Student Activity Cntr 76 absentees
Edgewood College 32 absentees
Streets East 22 absentees
Absentee ballots are counted at the polls on Election Day. Voter turnout in the City of Madison has increased since a federal court ruling last fall lifted the state prohibition on municipalities offering more than one location for in-person absentee voting.
Only hospitalized voters and sequestered jurors are able to vote absentee the day before an election or on Election Day.
Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Tuesday. To find your polling place, visit www.cityofmadison.com/WhereDoIVote.
- Maribeth Witzel-Behl, 608-266-4601, firstname.lastname@example.org