City Sets New Record for In-Person Absentee Voting

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 9:49am

City of Madison voters set a new record Friday for the number of absentee ballots cast in-person for a non-presidential February Primary.
 
As of Friday night, 849 Madison residents had voted absentee at Madison Public Library locations, the City Clerk’s Office or Streets East.  In-person absentee voting continues through Sunday, February, 19, and expands to the UW-Madison Student Activity Center and Edgewood College Predolin Commons this week. 
 
A federal court ruling by Judge James Peterson last year allowed municipalities to offer absentee voting at more than one location.
 
For comparison, here are the statistics for in-person absentee votes in the City of Madison for other February Primaries:
 
Year     In-Person Absentees
2016    793
2015    285
2013    387
2012    221
2011    686
2010    123
2009    140
2008    1,777 (Presidential Preference)
2007    301
2006    52
2005    101
2004    1,062 (Presidential Preference)
2003    548
2002    115
2001    148
2000    82
1999    108
1998    7
1997    465
1996    114
1995    358
1994    63
1993    225
1992    65
1991    125
1990    56
1989    413
1988    221
1987    109
1985    123

Contacts: 

Agency: 
Clerk
Category: 
City Hall