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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Home Address:

2314 E Dayton St

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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Election Update and District 12 Polling Place Change

April 2, 2020 9:45 PM

Hello friends and 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 day to request an absentee ballot. U.S. Judge James Conley pushed that back to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

He also enjoined the state from enforcing a requirement that those voting absentee have a witness if they are unable to safely do so.  If you are unable to find a witness, you are allowed to submit a written statement that you were unable to do so, despite reasonable efforts, and submit that along with your ballot

Read the ruling:

A reminder that voters may return absentee ballots by mail or to ballot drop boxes. Mailed ballots must be received by 4 pm on April 13, and ballots will be accepted at the following locations by 12 noon on April 7.
• Pinney Library drop box – 516 Cottage Grove Road
• Sequoya Library drop box – 4340 Tokay Boulevard
• Central Library drop box – 201 W Mifflin Street

With the April 7 in-person election moving forward at this time, the City of Madison is taking numerous steps to keep poll workers and voters safe.

At each of the City's 66 polling locations, curbside registration and voting will be possible and is encouraged for voters with underlying health conditions, recent symptoms of a cold or illness, or exposure to somebody with symptoms of a cold or illness. Curbside voters will not need to sign poll books, and the team of poll workers interacting with the voter will wear plastic face shields.
Inside polling locations, large Plexiglas shields will be placed between poll workers and voters. Voters will show their IDs through the shields, and poll books will be slid under the shield for signatures. Voters are encouraged to bring their own blue or black ballpoint pens.
Poll workers will also be asked a series of questions to determine whether they can work on Election Day. All poll workers will have access to gloves, and each polling place will have disinfectant spray, wipes, and hand sanitizer. Painters tape will be used on the floor to mark 6' distances between voters, and all poll workers will be stationed at least 6' apart from one another.

Poll workers needed

The City is still in need of poll workers. If you and those you live with are healthy and under 60 years old, please consider working in this critical role on April 7. Apply to be a poll worker 

Absentee ballots can also be dropped off at polling locations by 8 pm on April 7. Find my polling location

CORRECTED Polling Place Listing for April 7

The City of Madison has changed many polling locations due to COVID-19. Below is a list of District 12 changed polling places for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.

City of Madison voters are also able to use the polling place data map created by the City of Madison Planning Division. The map can be found at .

All polling places have also been updated on the MyVote Wisconsin website. By visiting , voters can confirm their polling place and view a sample ballot.

  • Ward 27 & 28 which is consist of Eken Park and Carpenter-Ridgeway Neighborhood will vote at the East High Shcool located at 2222 E Washington instead of the Madison Area Technical College on Commerical Avenue.
  • Ward 29 Emerson East polling location will be East High School, 2222 E Washington Ave.
  • Ward 30 polling location will be Sherman Middle School at 1610 Ruskin Street.
  • Ward 31, 32 polling location will be Lakeview Library at 2845 N Sherman Ave.
  • Wards 33 Berkley Oaks Neighborhood and Majestic Oaks Neighborhood will vote at the Warner Park Shelter located at 2930 N. Sherman Avenue instead of the Warner Park Community Recreation Center.

If you have more questions about polling place please feel free to reach out to:


Jim Verbick, Deputy Clerk

City of Madison City Clerk's Office

City-County Building-Room 103,

210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 53703

TEL: (608) 266-4601

FAX: (608) 266-4666FAX: (608) 266-4666


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