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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

Contact Information

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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District 12 Blog

Tag: Elections

District 12 Happenings

Fordem Avenue Resurfacing Meeting The City of Madison is proposing to resurface Fordem Avenue from East Johnson Street to Sherman Avenue in 2016. A project location map is enclosed for your reference. City Engineering will host a public informational meeting regarding the project … [read more]

Polling Locations, City Budget

Ward 31/32 Polling Places Next week the City Clerk’s Office will be looking for potential polling locations to replace: St Paul Lutheran Church (Ward 31) Packers Avenue Townhomes (Ward 32) Polling locations need to be accessible for voters with disabilities. The City of Madison … [read more]

Keep Voting!

Don't forget you can vote ahead of this November's election with In Person Absentee Voting. You can vote until next Friday, November 4 at locations near where you live or work. Most people have reported few delays and you can always come back later when the line is shorter! In Person … [read more]

Election Day - Tuesday!

Tomorrow is Election Day. Please be sure to vote! There are a number of federal, state and local elections on the ballot, including a MMSD Referendum (on the back side of the ballot). Ward 29 Polling Place If you reside in Ward 29 your polling place is East High School. Please … [read more]

Ward 29 East HS Poll Open Until 9:00pm

Polling Place at East High School to Remain Open Until 9:00 p.m. Voters in Ward 29 on Madison’s East side will be able to vote until 9:00 p.m. this evening because of a fire alarm at East High School earlier today. Due to concerns that the alarm prevented some residents from voting, City … [read more]

Police, Polling and Radon

Madison Police Department Public Information Session Join Dane County Supervisor Michelle Ritt, Madison Alders Rebecca Kemble and Larry Palm and members of the Madison Police Department for a discussion on recent gun violence. Police respond to far too many "shots fired" calls throughout the … [read more]

Oscar Mayer, Public Market, Voting

Greetings District 12 Residents! I hope you’re surviving this year’s version of winter. You can stay up-to-date on the various city policies about where to park and sidewalk clearing on the city’s Winter website. You can also sign-up for text/email reminders. This update returns to two … [read more]

Election Tuesday, F-35A Community Meeting

Election - Tuesday, February 20 There is a state-wide primary election on the Spring ballot. More specifically, there is a primary for the Wisconsin Supreme Court - which all voters are eligible for vote in. Residents in District 12 do not have a local election on the ballot. For more … [read more]

Vote next Tuesday, Brush and Yard Waste Curbside Collection

Primary Spring Election – Tuesday April 3 Please remember there is an upcoming election on Tuesday, April 3. This is a very important local and state election and your participation in our democracy is greatly appreciated. In-Person Absentee Voting Available In-Person Absentee Voting and … [read more]

April's Alder Election

Dear Friends and Neighbors, After nearly fourteen years, two districts, seven elections, twenty-two committees, over 900 pieces of sponsored legislation, debates that were re-debated a number of times, and countless votes, I have decided not to run for re-election this coming April. Being … [read more]

Run For Alder! (And attend some meetings...)

Run For Alder! Nomination papers are now able to be circulated by candidates and must be submitted by January 2, 2019. I do encourage anyone who is interested in being Alder in District 12 and would like more information about the role to contact me at The Council … [read more]

Vote Tuesday Feb 19

Tuesday is primary day in the City of Madison! We have several candidates running for city leadership and School District board. The future of our city depends upon your vote and engagement! Up for District 12 residents to vote (click for League of Women Voters Candidate … [read more]

Vote Tuesday April 2

Min the past 14 years as an elected official, there is no truer joy than Election Day! Even though I am not on the ballot this year, I still want to encourage everyone to head to the polls and vote. More information, including polling locations, candidate responses and more are available … [read more]

Election Update and District 12 Polling Place Change

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 … [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. Absentee ballots cast to date will still be … [read more]

Supreme Court overturns Gov. Evers order - US Supreme Court Rules All Absentee Ballots Must Be Postmarked By Tomorrow

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 report this bad news and I … [read more]


Good morning Neighbors, The Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan is going through the public input process. The list of committees and dates is below. Sharing your feedback on the topics that matter to you during this process is very important. The committees and commissions collect public input … [read more]

2021 Operating Budget - Eken Park Playground Replacement Workshop - Polling Place Change

Hi Neighbors, I would like to update you on the operating budget of the City of Madison which will come to the Finance Committee tomorrow (Monday) afternoon for approval. The budget will be discussed and voted on by the Finance Committee and then it will come to the Council for adoption. … [read more]

Options for Voters with Absentee Ballots to Return

10.6% of Absentees Yet to be Returned Election officials are only able to count absentee ballots that are received by Election Day, per state law. Voters who have yet to return an absentee ballot to the Clerk's Office have six options: Drop of the absentee ballot in one of the 14 secure … [read more]

Updated Polling Place Location for Ward 29: From East High to Bashford United Methodist Church

Hi Neighbors, Yesterday, I was informed by the City Clerk that they are moving the polling place for Ward 29 from East High School to Bashford United Methodist Church (UMC). MMSD has told the City that they will not be able to host polling for April 6th at East High School because they are … [read more]

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