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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
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Madison, WI 53703
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Tag: elections

Vote on Tuesday!

I probably don't have to remind you that there's an election on Tuesday, but I did want to share a few quick updates. Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Due to the court decision, it is not necessary to show your ID at the polls in order to vote. You do need to sign the … [read more]

Important Tuesday election info

I'm pretty sure I don't have to remind anyone to vote on Tuesday. But I do have some last-minute guidelines and recommendations. Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. If you're in line by 8pm, you can vote, no matter how long the line is. Bring your patience. Turnout is expected to be … [read more]

Vote on Tuesday!

The spring election is this coming Tuesday, April 2. There are important contested races for Wisconsin Supreme Court, State School Superintendent, Dane County circuit court, and Madison school board. You can check your voter registration, find your polling place, and view a sample ballot … [read more]

Did you vote yet? Polls are open until 8pm!

Because this is the best fashion statement in town! [read more]

District 19 News and Notes, March 31, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbors, Happy Spring! Finally it really feels like it. Here's an update on activities in and around our district. Vote Tuesday Please don't forget to vote on Tuesday! In our district there is an important contested race for Madison School Board and two county … [read more]

Vote today!

Please be sure to vote today! There is an important primary for State Supreme Court. Polls are open until 8:00 this evening. You can find your polling place and check your registration status here. Not registered or moved? You can register at your polling place. [read more]

Primary Election Today!

Polls are open until 8pm for today's primary election featuring important races for Madison School Board and State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Don't forget to bring your photo ID. Know before you go: Find your polling place, view a sample ballot, and check your registration … [read more]

Vote Tuesday!

Tuesday is the April general election and our last election scheduled election for 2017. On the ballot in District 19 you'll find contested races for State Schools Superintendent, two seats on the Madison School Board, and Dane County Circuit Court Judge. A reminder that if you have previously … [read more]

Can You Help on Election Day? City Looking for Poll Workers

Here's a notice from the City Clerk's Office: The City of Madison needs your help facilitating the right to vote on Tuesday, November 6! The City Clerk’s Office needs to fill over 3,000 poll worker shifts for Election Day. Hundreds of vacancies remain unfilled. Poll workers are paid an … [read more]

Run For Council

The Council's website now has a new link with a summary of different information and links about running for council: The important dates for running for Council are: December 1, 2018 First … [read more]

Week of 11-5-2018 - VOTE!, 5614 Schroeder Road Affordable Housing Meeting and Open Office Hours

I wanted to remind everyone of a few things on the calendar for this week. VOTE ON TUESDAY! If you aren't one of the close to 45,000 people in Madison that have already voted, I wanted to remind you to vote tomorrow (11/6) in a very important election. All polls are open 7:00 a.m. - 8 p.m. … [read more]

Spring Primary Information and Spring Harbor Polling Location Update

I wanted to let everyone know that In-Person Absentee Voting for the 2/19 Spring Primary will begin today at locations around the city. You can see the locations on the Clerk's site and see what's on your ballot at Spring Harbor Middle School polling location … [read more]

New Polling Location for Spring Harbor (Ward 86)

The Clerk's Office and I have both received a lot of feedback about recent changes to the Spring Harbor Middle School polling location. Unfortunately the school's recent move of the polling site to the library has proven to be a challenge for voters with mobility issues. The Clerk's Office has … [read more]

Office Hours Reminder, Holiday Refuse & Recycling Schedule, Voting and More

A reminder about office hours tomorrow and some updates on holiday refuse and recycling schedule, voting registration, property tax bill and Whole Foods at Madison Yards. Open Office Hours Reminder: Tomorrow evening (Tuesday 12/19/2019), I will have the final open office hours of year … [read more]

MLK Day, Christmas Trees, Voting and Winter

Some information on MLK Day, final chance for Christmas Tree pickup, lots of voting information and a reminder about winter updates. No Refuse, Recycling, or Drop-off Services on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, January 20, 2020 in … [read more]

February Office Hours, Early Voting, Madison Digital Inclusion Summit, Stormwater Ordinance Changes, Report Snow Removal Issues and Bus Rapid Transit Public Meeting

A long update including info on February Office Hours, early voting, an upcoming Digital Inclusion Summit, important stormwater ordinance changes, a link to report snow removal issues and a save the date for a meeting on Bus Rapid Transit. Office Hours In February, I will be holding open … [read more]

New Spring Harbor Polling Location Reminder (with parking details)

Just a reminder to people in the Spring Harbor area (Ward 86) that starting with Tuesday's upcoming election, the polling location has switched to Asbury United Methodist Church (6101 University Avenue) from Spring Harbor Middle School. The change was made due to the school's relocation of the … [read more]

How To Register and Vote Absentee & Poll Workers Needed and 2020 Census

REGISTER TO VOTE AND REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT You can still register to vote until March 30th at My Vote Wisconsin. Once you are registered, you can request an absentee ballot by mail online at My Vote Wisconsin or by sending an email to Please include your name, … [read more]

Voting Update, Polling Location Changes

Despite lawsuits and against the wishes of our Mayor and Governor, it so far appears the election is on schedule for this Tuesday (April 7). Today is the LAST DAY you can request an absentee ballot! All ballots MUST be returned and received by the Clerk's office by April 7th. My wife and I … [read more]

4/3/2020 - Election Update (4/2/2020 Court Order) - Absentee Extension - TODAY at 5pm

Unfortunately a federal judge late yesterday declined to postpone the election but did make some changes. Court Order The deadline to request an absentee has been given a 24-hour extension to today, Friday, April 3 at 5pm. The deadline to get absentee ballots into the clerk's office is … [read more]

Twelve Things for Voters to Know on Election Day

I've signed on to a letter from Mayors and over 100 elected officials around the state calling for the Health Secretary to delay tomorrow's election. I'm angry and sad to see the State Legislator not use common sense to react to the COVID-19 emergency and so far refuse to change tomorrow's … [read more]

Governor Evers delays election until June 9th

The Governor just released an executive order to delay the election until June 9th. I'm sure this will be challenged in court, so standby. The important part of his order: Suspend in-person voting for April 7, 2020, until June 9, 2020, unless the Legislature passes and the Governor approves … [read more]

Supreme Court overturns Gov. Evers order. Election is on.

Really disappointed to report this: The in-person election will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, April 6th). You can read the [short] Supreme Court Order Please be sure to review my earlier post: Twelve Things for Voters to Know on Election Day -Keith F [read more]

Reminder: In-Person Voting Today and Absentee Ballot Updates

I wanted to send out a quick reminder again that voting is taking place in person today. I can't stress enough checking out Twelve Things for Voters to Know on Election Day which has a lot of really good tips and information. According to a ruling by the United States Supreme Court, all … [read more]

July Office Hours, Upcoming Election, Odana Area Plan, and Metro Transit Update

I will be hosting office hours in July virtually on Monday, July 13th in the afternoon and Thursday, July 23rd in the morning. I will be using Zoom (with video). Note: I have set it up so I can only meet one person at a time. If I'm meeting with someone else, there will be a small waiting … [read more]

Office Hours Reminder, Upcoming Watershed Focus Groups and Voter Registration

A reminder that I will be hosting virtual office hours on Thursday morning from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Learn more about my July office hours here. If you have a question, concern, or topic of interest that you would like to discuss, but my scheduled open office hours don't work for you, you … [read more]

Ward 89 Polling Location Change: Oakwood Village to Schwoegler Park Towne Lanes

Due to COVID-19, Ward 89's polling location has moved from Oakwood Village University Woods to Schwoegler Park Towne Lanes @ 444 Grand Canyon Drive. Residents should receive a postcard soon with this change, but I'm sharing it early here. This change will be in effect for at least the August 11th … [read more]

In-Person Absentee Voting Begins Tuesday

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 conducted after the April Election. The Clerk's Office worked with Public Health to develop a … [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]

August Office Hours & Still Time to Vote Absentee Before Election Day

I will be hosting office hours in August virtually on Tuesday, August 11th in the morning and Thursday, August 20th in the afternoon. I will be using Zoom (with video). Note: I have set it up so I can only meet one person at a time. If I'm meeting with someone else, there will be a small … [read more]

Partisan Primary (8/11/2020) Voting News and Tips

Sharing some resources from the Clerk's office about Tuesday's election: District 19 Voting Locations Moved Recently? Determining Where to Vote for the Partisan Primary Register to Vote at the Polls on Tuesday Options for Voters with Absentee Ballots to Return COVID-19 Precautions … [read more]

September Office Hours & Democracy in the Park Event Planned for September 26 & October 3

I will be hosting office hours in September virtually on Monday, September 14th in the afternoon and Wednesday, September 23th in the morning. I will be using Zoom (with video). Note: I have set it up so I can only meet one person at a time. If I'm meeting with someone else, there will be a … [read more]

Brand New Yard Waste Collection Schedule, Final Round of Brush Collection and Election Updates

Some news from the Streets Division: Announcing the Brand New Yard Waste Collection Schedule for 2020 The new yard waste schedule begins October 11, 2020 The Streets Division will be using a brand new leaf collection schedule for the fall of 2020. Madison residents will have … [read more]

Office Hours Tomorrow, Halloween, Budget and Voting Update

A reminder that I will be hosting virtual office hours tomorrow (Wednesday) morning from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Learn more about my September office hours here. Halloween I've been asked recently what Public Health's guidance is for Halloween. Here's some information: Public Health … [read more]

October Office Hours, Be a Watershed Steward, 6145 Mineral Point Road, Voting, and Public Safety

I will be hosting office hours in October virtually on Wednesday, October 14th (rescheduled from Thursday, October 15th) in the afternoon and Thursday, October 22th in the morning. I will be using Zoom (with video). I'm introducing a slightly different process this month. Please use the … [read more]

National Voter Education Week, Public Safety Items on Tonight's Agenda, Prescribed Burns, Task Force on Government Structure

Celebrate National Voter Education Week The Madison City Clerk's Office encourages voters to celebrate National Voter Education Week, October 5-9. Monday – Be #VoteReady Verify your voter registration at . If you have moved since you last registered, even if it is to … [read more]

BRT Meeting, Financial Resources Hotline, and Secure Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

Madison East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Planning Continues Project Kick-Off Meeting, October 22, 2020 What: Madison East-West BRT Planning Study – Project Development Kickoff Virtual Meeting When: Thursday, October 22, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: Zoom link located at Why: … [read more]

In-Person Absentee Voting Begins Today & Madison Public Library Book Drops Open

Two pieces of news from the Clerk's Office and Madison Public Library: In-Person Absentee Voting Begins Today 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 … [read more]

Alert - Thursday, Oct 22 : Absentee Voting Changes Due to Thunderstorms

Here's an alert from the Clerk's Office about in-person absentee voting today (Thursday, October 22). Future updates can be found at the Clerk's website and on @MadisonWIClerk on Twitter. Due to thunderstorms, in-person absentee voting will only be indoors today. The following locations … [read more]

November 3 Voting Locations & Options for Voters with Absentee Ballots to Return

District 19 Voting Locations There is ONE new voting location for District 19 compared to August and TWO compared to April. The City Clerk's Office would like to express its deep gratitude to the community partners that stepped up to offer space for voters to safely exercise their … [read more]

Request Absentee Ballots for 2021

The City of Madison has two elections scheduled in 2021. The Spring Primary will take place on Feb. 16, 2021, and the Spring Election will occur on Apr. 6, 2021. The City of Madison Clerk’s Office suggests you request your absentee ballots now if voting absentee by mail is in your voting plan for … [read more]

BRT, Let's Talk Streets and Other Highlights for the Week of September 27, 2021

City 2022 Executive Capital Budget The Finance Committee will be discussing the 2022 Executive Capital Budget at its meeting on Monday. Meeting Details Meeting Agenda Register for Public Comment Bus Rapid Transit Community Meeting - 30% Project Design Attend a virtual … [read more]

Office Hours and Other Highlights for the Week of February 14, 2022

Office Hours on Tuesday I will be hosting office hours on Tuesday (February 15) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. I will be using Zoom (with video): REGISTER Please use the registration above to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on the day of Office Hours. You … [read more]

Drop Off-Site, Brush and Yard Waste Schedule, April Election and Other Highlights for the Week of March 21, 2022

Announcements Streets Division News The Streets Division's drop-off site located at 1501 W. Badger Road will be closing on March 25, 2022 for a construction project. Residents will not be able to use the Badger Road drop-off site while it is closed for construction. The site will … [read more]

Office Hours, LMD, Streets Division Updates and Other Highlights for the Week of April 4, 2022

Office Hours on Tuesday I will be hosting office hours on Thursday (April 7) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. I will be using Zoom (with video): REGISTER Please use the registration above to get the Zoom link. When you register, you'll also get an e-mail reminder on the day of Office Hours. You can … [read more]

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