In-Person Absentee Voting Hours and Locations
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You will need to present ID to receive an absentee ballot. If you are not already registered to vote at your current address, you may register to vote, with proof of residence, at any absentee voting location.
For the August 11, 2020, Partisan Primary Election, we plan to offer In-Person Absentee Voting July 28 - August 8. For the November 3, 2020, Presidential Election, we plan to offer In-Person Absentee Voting October 20 - November 1.
On June 2, 2020, Common Council established in-person absentee voting locations with the passage of the Resolution below. Due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, we will add dates and times to this list as locations are confirmed.
The proposed resolution establishes potential in-person absentee voting locations for the 2020 Partisan Primary and General Election. The Clerk’s Office 2020 Adopted Operating Budget included $130,000 in funding for hourly election aides for the August and November Elections. No additional appropriation is required.
Establishing potential absentee voting locations for the 2020 Partisan Primary and General 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, with 79.26% of ballots cast in the City of Madison Spring Election being absentee ballots; and
WHEREAS, voting by mail is not necessarily the best option for every voter; and
WHEREAS, the City is committed to facilitiating 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 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, dependent on public safety considerations and the guidance of Public Health Madison & Dane County.
If facilities are open to the public and Public Health Madison & Dane County approves the safety precautions in place, the following in-person absentee voting locations may be used for the 2020 Partisan Primary and General Election:
- City Clerk's Office, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard #103
Weekdays July 28 - August 7, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street
- Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Road
- Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park Street
- Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Avenue
- Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Avenue
- Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Road
- Monroe Street Library, 1705 Monroe Street
- Pinney Library, 516 Cottage Grove Road
- Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Boulevard
- UW-Madison Union South, 1308 W. Dayton Street
- UW-Madison Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
- UW-Madison Student Activity Center, 333 E. Campus Mall
- UW-Madison Health Services Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue
- Edgewood College - Wingra Commons in Predolin Hall
- Madison College Truax Campus, 1701 Wright Street
- Madison College South Campus, 2429 Perry Street
- Streets East, 4602 Sycamore Avenue
If Public Health Madison & Dane County advises that curbside voting would be a safer option for voters, given the county's COVID-19 data and metrics, the Clerk's Office will work with other city agencies, community centers, the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Edgewood College, and places of worship to establish curbside voting locations throughout the City of Madison.