City of
Madison

District 11

Alder Arvina Martin

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Council Vice President

Alder Arvina Martin,
Council Vice President

Contact Information

Home Address:

4901 Waukesha Street
Madison , WI 53705

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
WI Relay Service

Alder Martin’s Blog

COVID 19 and Absentee Voting

March 15, 2020 2:47 PM

The Spring Election and Presidential Primary is approaching, and will be held on April 7. Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I would like to encourage anyone to consider voting absentee, to help prevent the spread of germs. I am including, in this update, information on Absentee Balloting from the City Clerk and the League of Women Voters. If you have any questions on casting your ballot, please feel free to contact me, and I will help you the best I can. 

8 Things Every Voter Should Know About Absentee and Early Voting in Wisconsin

  1. No excuses needed. Any registered voter in Wisconsin can request an absentee ballot from their municipal clerk.
  2. Voting absentee is easy and convenient.
  3. How to request an absentee ballot. Voters can make their request online at the MyVote website, or by requesting one from the City Clerk by mail, email, or fax. You can also find information on the City Clerk's site here.
  4. Plan ahead. Make your request well before the deadline (April 2). When you make your request, let your clerk know where you want your absentee ballot sent. For example, students who are registered to vote at their campus address, can choose to have their absentee ballot sent to their home address. Plan ahead - think about where you'll be when your ballot arrives to ensure you'll be there to receive it and give yourself enough time to return it.
  5. Photo ID requirements. You must include a copy of your photo ID along with your request. For those making their request online, it's as simple as taking a picture of your license, passport or valid ID on your phone and uploading it to the site. Get in touch with your municipal clerk if you need assistance getting a copy of your photo ID to them. (Note: Indefinitely confined, military, and overseas voters are exempt from the photo ID requirement.)
  6. Instructions on how to complete your ballot. Voters who request an absentee ballot will be sent instructions on how to complete their absentee ballot. Be sure to follow the instructions to ensure your ballot is counted.
  7. Deadline to return your ballot. Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered no later than 8pm on Election Day. The U.S. Postal Service recommends you mail back your absentee ballot at least one week before Election Day to arrive in time.
  8. Early Voting Options. You may vote early in person - at the City Clerk's office or another site designated by your clerk. 

 

Again, please do not hesitate to reach out with questions, and make sure that you are able to cast your ballot!




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