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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Dr

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Harrington-McKinney’s Updates

Recycling Fee Stickers, In-Person Absentee Voting, Criminal Justice Reform, Census 2020

July 29, 2020 2:34 PM

Order Recycling Fee Stickers in Advance

Certain items accepted by the Streets Division, like microwaves and televisions, require a recycling fee sticker.  A complete list of items that require a fee can be found on the Streets Division's website.  Residents may purchase a recycling fee sticker online, over the phone, or via the mail.  There are no in-person purchase options for sticker sales at this time due to the ongoing pandemic.  Stickers are mailed following a successful purchase. It can take a week or so until they are in your hands.  It's important to plan ahead to order the sticker you need to allow for delivery time.

How to Purchase a Fee Sticker

  • Option 1: Online
    Go to and use the links under the Streets & Recycling banner.

    Stickers will be mailed following a successful purchase. Allow at least one week for delivery.
  • Option 2: By Phone
    Contact the Streets Division office that services your home for curb side collection and provide credit card information over the phone. Stickers will be mailed following a successful purchase. Allow at least one week for delivery.

    Residents who live east of South Park Street should call 608-246-4532.

    Residents who live west of South Park Street should call 608-266-4681.
  • Option 3: By Mail
    Mail a check to the Streets Division with a note explaining the stickers that need to be purchased.  Allow at least one week for the check to arrive at the Streets Division, and an additional week for the stickers to be mailed back.

    Purchase requests can be made to:
    City of Madison Streets Division
    1501 W. Badger Road
    Madison, WI  53713

In-Person Absentee Voting Begins Tuesday

Clerk's Office news release
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 8:28am

City of Madison voters may cast absentee ballots at drive-up voting locations beginning Tuesday, July 28.  Absentee voting locations were established based on a Pandemic Voting Access Equity Analysis pdf  conducted after the April Election.

The Clerk's Office worked with Public Health to develop a safe voting plan for the fall elections.  Part of that plan is to offer absentee voting outdoors.  Voters are encouraged to check the Clerk's Office website or call the Clerk's Office before heading to an absentee voting site in inclement weather.

Voters may use their own blue or black ballpoint pen to mark their ballot.  If planning to use their own pen, the voter should wave their pen at the absentee ballot clerk approaching their vehicle.
Absentee clerks will be wearing facemasks and high visibility vests.  They will disinfect pens, clipboards, and envelope sealers after each use.  The absentee clerks will be able to check voter ID through the voter's vehicle window.  If the voter needs to register to vote, the absentee clerk will be able to view the voter's proof of address through the vehicle window.

The Clerk's Office reminds voters that the August Primary is the election where you must pick a political party and vote for only candidates within that party.

Madison College Truax Campus
Human & Protective Services Parking Lot, 1701 Pearson Street
Weekdays July 28 - August 7, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Madison College South Campus, 2429 Perry Street
Far west side of parking lot, along Perry Street
Weekdays July 28 - August 7, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street
Weekdays July 28 - 31, 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 1, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park Street
Line up on to the right of the line of cones parallel with Park Street facing the library.
Saturday, August 1, 12:00 -4:00 pm
Saturday, August 8 (pre-registered voters only), 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Avenue
Weekdays, July 28 - 31, 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 1, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Avenue
Weekdays, July 28 - August 7, 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 1, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Saturday, August 8 (pre-registered voters only), 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Road
Weekdays, July 28 - August 7, 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 1, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Saturday, August 8 (pre-registered voters only), 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Pinney Library, 516 Cottage Grove Road
Weekdays, August 3 - 7, 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 8 (pre-registered voters only), 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Road
Saturday, August 1, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday, August 2, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Lake Edge UCC & Christ The Solid Rock Church, 4200 Buckeye Road
Saturday, August 1, 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 2, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Penn Park, 2101 Fisher Street
Saturday, August 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 2, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Reindahl Park, 1818 Portage Road
Saturday, August 1, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 2, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Boulevard
Saturday, August 1, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 2, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

The Clerk's Office is finalizing plans for absentee voting on campus the week of August 3 and will announce the hours and locations later this week.

Voters must present an acceptable form of photo ID before receiving an absentee ballot.  The following types of ID are accepted under state law:

  • Wisconsin driver license expiring after 11/06/2018 (date of the last November election)
  • Wisconsin photo ID issued by the Department of Transportation expiring after 11/06/2018
  • U.S. passport (book or card) expiring after 11/06/2018
  • Military ID card expiring after 11/06/2018
  • Certificate of Naturalization issued within the last two years
  • Unexpired Wisconsin driver license or state ID card receipt
  • ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
  • ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains an issuance date, a student signature, and an expiration date within two years of issuance; card must be accompanied by proof of current enrollment
  • Unexpired Veterans Affairs ID card

Out-of-state driver licenses, out-of-state ID cards, faculty ID cards, and high school ID cards are not acceptable forms of voter identification under Wisconsin law.

The address on your ID does not matter when proving identity.  The name on the ID, however, must reasonably conform to the name on the poll book.

When voting, it doesn't matter if the ID complies with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005.  The federal REAL ID Act has nothing to do with elections.

The Dane County Voter ID Coalition is available to help voters apply for a free Wisconsin ID card.  They can even set up a free cab ride to the DMV.  The Dane County Voter ID Coalition hotline is (608) 285-2141.

Criminal Justice Reform 

For those interested in participating in criminal justice reform there are opportunities at the city and county this week.

Census 2020

What a bad count can mean

Each past census that missed African American, Asian American or Hispanic residents potentially skewed the distribution of federal funds.

More than 300 federal programs use census data in some way, Reamer said. Undercounts can especially throw off funding for programs such as worker training, Community Development Block Grants and Title I education funding intended to help low-income students. Those programs alone accounted for more than $20 billion in spending in fiscal 2017. Every person missed by the census results in funding that benefits someone else. 

If this year's census misses parts of the Hispanic or African American popu-lations, it could throw off efforts to assess disparities those groups face in health care, policing and other aspects of society. Without an accurate census, previously undercounted communities also aren't likely to get the political representation they deserve or a good picture of the social and economic challenges they faced. 

(Re-printed from Wisconsin State Journal Anna Gassman-Pines, Duke University policy professor said 7/12/2020).

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