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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

Tag: Elections

Madison Early Voting Information

In-Person Absentee Voting and voter registration are available at all Madison Public Library locations and Streets East. Hours and locations are listed here. To view a sample ballot, look up your voter registration or your street address at https://MyVote.wi.gov. If you are voting … [read more]

Wards 83 and 84 Polling Place for Spring Election

Residents of wards 83 and 84 recieved a postcard from the City Clerk's office about a change of polling location for the April 3rd Spring General Election, and may have caused a bit of confusion. Because state offices have delayed their move to the new Hill Farms State Office Building, the … [read more]

Polling Place Changes for wards 84 and 85

WARD 84 We are unable to return to Hill Farms as a polling location because the new state building does not meet accessibility requirements for voting. Your new polling place, beginning with the August 14th Primary Election will be Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 110 N. Whitney Way. … [read more]

August 14th, Partisan Primary Information

August 14, is this fall's Partisan Primary. To find your polling location, please click here and put in your address. To check on your registration status, or to see what is on your ballot, click here. You can also find out deadlines relating to registration and absentee ballots for both … [read more]

Election Day, Tuesday November 6th!

Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day! Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have moved since the last time you voted, you will need to complete a new voter registration application. You may register to vote at your polling place on Election Day. When registering to vote, … [read more]

Clerk's Office Encourages Voters to Verify Registration

In response to Friday's court ruling regarding the inactivation of voter registrations, the Madison City Clerk's Office strongly encourages voters to verify their registration status. Voters with online access may verify their registration by visiting MyVote.wi.gov. Toward the top of the … [read more]

Voter Education Ambassador Training

Hello Neighbors! I saw this post about training to learn what one needs to cast their ballot in the Spring Election. The City Clerk's office will be hosting 3 trainings: Monday, February 24, 4:30-6:00; Monday, March 9, 4:30-6:00; and Monday, April 5, 5:00-6:30; ALL in Room 153 at the Madison … [read more]

COVID 19 and Absentee Voting

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 … [read more]

COVID 19 Updates, 3/20/2020

Hello Neighbors, I have a lot of information to share, and am combining as much as I can here. I had hoped for it to be more concise, but there is a lot happening, and that you all should be aware of. I also want to say thank you to everyone who is coping with our current situation. Social … [read more]

Important Election Update

Hello neighbors! A federal judge today refused to delay Wisconsin's April 7 election, but he pushed back to April 13 the deadline for absentee ballots to be received so they can be counted in the spring races, which include the presidential primaries. Under current law, today was the final … [read more]

IMPORTANT: Absentee Ballot Witness

Late last night, the 7th Circuit issued a stay as to one part of Judge Conley’s order. Absentee ballots will still require a witness signature. The Court refused to stay the other portions of the order on extra time for receipt of absentee ballots. [read more]

Gov Evers suspends in-person voting

A few minutes ago, Governor Evers signed an Executive Order that suspends tomorrow's in-person voting until June 9, 2020, due to COVID-19 Pandemic. This is very likely going to be appealed, and there may be further changes as the courts get involved. Please stay tuned for more updates. … [read more]

Clerks Advised to Continue Preparations for Tomorrow's Election

Hello Neighbors, The communication below from the Wisconsin Election Commission to Clerks indicates that whether tomorrow's election takes place or not is still up in the air. It is possible that the State Supreme Court could overturn Gov. Evers' postponement order and/or that the State … [read more]

WI Supreme Court overturns Governor's order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has overturned Governor Evers' Emergency Order on tomorrow's election. It will proceed as scheduled. Please continue with your original plans to cast your ballot tomorrow. Thank you all for being patient with today's updates. I'm sorry to have to deliver this bad … [read more]

Requesting an Absentee Ballot for the Partisan Primary

Hello Neighbors! With the Partisan Primary only five weeks away, the City of Madison Clerk’s Office encourages voters who will need to vote absentee by mail to submit their absentee requests soon. 50,837 City of Madison voters have already requested an absentee ballot for the Partisan … [read more]

Absentee Voters Reminded to Mail Back Absentees in Time to be Counted

Of the 68,592 absentee ballots the City of Madison Clerk's Office has mailed to voters for the Partisan Primary, 20,856 have been returned to be counted. The Clerk's Office strongly encourages absentee voters to mail back their absentee ballots as soon as possible. Under state law, only … [read more]

Polling Location Change: Ward 82

Due to COVID-19, Ward 82's polling location has moved from the Midtown Police Station to Bethany United Methodist Church, @3910 Mineral Point Rd Ward 82 residents should have received a postcard soon with this change, but I also wanted to share it early here. This change will be in effect for at … [read more]

Requesting an Absentee Ballot for the Presidential Election

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 8:48am In two weeks, the City of Madison Clerk's Office will begin mailing absentee ballots to voters with requests on file. Voters who plan to vote absentee for the November election should request their absentee ballot now. Before requesting an absentee … [read more]

National Poll Workers Day!

Did you know that today is National Poll Workers Day? In honor of the day, I want to remind folks that Madison still needs more volunteers to help at the polls on Election Day! There is no better way to celebrate National Poll Workers Day by signing up to help! Want to check out the what … [read more]

Democracy in the Park

Over 70,000 City of Madison residents have absentee ballot requests on file for the November 3 General Election. Ballots will be mailed by September 17. Many City of Madison voters have been contacting the City Clerk’s Office to ask about options for returning their absentee ballots in … [read more]

In-Person Absentee Voting Begins Tuesday

City of Madison voters may vote absentee at the City Clerk’s Office, some Madison Public Library locations, UW-Madison Memorial Union and Union South, UW-Madison Student Activity Center, Madison College – Truax Campus, and Madison College – South Campus beginning Tuesday, Oct. 20. Absentee … [read more]

Ballot Drop-Off Sites

Voters wishing to return their absentee ballots in person may do so at one of our ballot drop-off sites. Locations, dates, and hours will be added to this website as they are confirmed by the City Clerk's Office, so check for an updated list when ballots are mailed September 17. Ballot … [read more]

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