City of
Madison

District 2

Alder Patrick W. Heck

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Alder Patrick W. Heck

Contact Information

Home Address:

123 N. Blount St. #303
Madison , WI 53703

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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Alder Heck’s Updates

Tag: Voting

National Voter Registration Day

The following message is from the Madison City Clerk's Office. Voter Registration as well as understanding the ID law is important for the health of our city, state and nation. Please be sure you are registered and help others who might need … [read more]

A Call for Election Officials

I received the following plea for people to step up to be election officials at the listed voting locations. Please consider helping out if you can. With less than five weeks to Election Day, we are critically short of election officials at the following locations: Lowell Center – … [read more]

FREE Cab Rides to the Polls on 11/8! Call Today to Reserve!

Because of the generosity of Union Cab, voters can call 608-242-2000 for a free ride from the residence to their poll location and back. They can CALL TODAY to make reservation for tomorrow (Tuesday, November 8th). This free service is for voters in: · City of Madison · … [read more]

Madison Early Voting Begins Today

Absentee voting for City of Madison residents begins Wednesday, February 1. In addition to the City Clerk's Office, the City of Madison will offer absentee voting at all Madison Public Library locations and at Streets East. Absentee voting locations will expand to include the UW-Madison Student … [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. [read more]

Madison Early Voting Information

In-person absentee voting is underway for City of Madison residents for the April 3 spring election. In addition to the City Clerk’s Office in the City-County Building, absentee voting and voter registration are available at all Madison Public Library locations and at other locations. Hours and … [read more]

Absentee Voting for the Spring Election

Absentee voting is underway for the April 3 Spring Election! Find your sample ballot at https://MyVote.wi.gov. The Clerk's Office mailed out 2,362 absentee ballots this week. If you are voting by mail, make sure you sign your absentee envelope, have a witness sign the envelope, and get your … [read more]

Poll worker recruitment

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 hourly living wage of $13.01. There are three … [read more]

Madison early voting information

In-person absentee voting is underway for City of Madison residents for the February 19 Primary Election. In addition to the City Clerk’s Office in the City-County Building, absentee voting and voter registration are available at all Madison Public Library locations. Additional early voting … [read more]

Updates & Week of Sept. 23 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates & Meetings of Interest Hint for Contacting Alders Many of you have emailed me in my first 5+ months in office - thanks! I appreciate your insights, your ideas, and your offers of assistance and practical solutions to the many issues that are important to the City, … [read more]

District 2 Updates for Dec. 20

District 2 Updates Due to the holidays there are no official city meetings scheduled until Monday, January 6. I won't be publishing my usual (and sometimes exhausting) list of meetings until the first weekend in January. Unless something important comes up, you may not hear much from me as … [read more]

Updates & Week of Jan. 13 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest How to Have Your Holiday Tree Collected The Streets Division provides two rounds of curbside collection for Christmas trees. The first round began on January 2, 2020 with the second and final round beginning on January 21. Wreaths, evergreen … [read more]

Updates & Week of Jan. 27 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest Jan. 30 Neighborhood Meeting on Redevelopment Proposed for 400 Block E. Washington LZ Ventures is proposing to demolish the Klinke Cleaners building, a house, an apartment building, and two single-story commercial buildings, all between 402 … [read more]

Updates & Week of Feb. 3 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest Message from Public Health on the Novel Coronavirus Public Health Madison & Dane County are actively monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak and working closely with state and local partners to prepare in case anyone in our community tests … [read more]

Updates & Week of Feb. 17 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest You Can Register to Vote on Election Day - Tuesday, Feb. 18 Although voter registration is not available the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before an election, voters are able to register at the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Feb. 18. This … [read more]

Updates & Week of March 9 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest Metro Proposes Changes along E. Johnson and E. Gorham On Wednesday, March 11, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. to discuss potential service updates proposed to go into … [read more]

COVID-19 Information and Early Voting

The impacts and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly evolving. I recommend getting local information from Public Health Madison & Dane County. Their various social media channels can be found via links on their website. Public Health is an agency of the City of Madison and Dane … [read more]

Updates & Week of March 16 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest The COVID-19 pandemic is likley to change or cancel events and meetings mentioned below, as well as other city meetings. Please use the links provided to get updated information. For an updated list of city meetings, visit the City Clerk's Meeting … [read more]

COVID-19 Update: 17 March 2020

New City Website for COVID-19 Pandemic Info Visit this new site that is collecting information related to the City's response, focusing on operations and services: www.cityofmadison.com/health-safety/coronavirus Linked there are other resources, including information about the COVID-19 … [read more]

Updates & Week of March 23 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many canceled/postponed events and meetings. That will be the situation for some time. The information in this post is subject to change, so please use the links provided to get updated information. For an updated … [read more]

Updates & Gov. Evers Directs DHS to Issue Safer at Home Order

MADISON -- Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is available here. The order is effective … [read more]

How To Register and Vote Absentee & Poll Workers Needed

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 voting@cityofmadison.com. Please include your name, … [read more]

Updates & Week of March 30 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause many canceled or postponed events and meetings. In the coming week a few city entities will be holding virtual meetings while others are on hiatus until the city's virtual meeting capabilities expand. During … [read more]

5pm Deadline for Requesting Absentee Ballot & Other Voting News

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 and requests must be made by 5pm. All completed ballots MUST be returned and received by the … [read more]

New Deadline for Requesting Absentee Ballot: Today at 5pm

Unfortunately a federal judge late yesterday declined to postpone the election but did make some changes. 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 now … [read more]

Updates & Week of April 6 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt schedules and will for the foreseeable future. In the coming week only two city entities are holding virtual meetings while others are on hiatus until the city's virtual meeting capabilities expand. Meeting … [read more]

Clerks Advised to Continue Preparations for Tomorrow's Election

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 Legislature could take … [read more]

Important Updates About Tomorrow's Election

This afternoon, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Evers' move to postpone the election. Hours later, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that Wisconsin absentee ballots must be returned or postmarked by tomorrow, April 7. Thus, the election, including in-person voting, will proceed … [read more]

Updates & Week of April 27 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest Meetings of city Boards, Committees, and Commissions are slowly ramping up again after being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic's impact. Common Council continues to work with the Mayor's office to get more committees back to work, but meetings … [read more]

Updates & Week of July 6 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details on agendas listed in Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham … [read more]

Updates & Week of July 20 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [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]

Updates & Week of August 10 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

COVID-19 Precautions at the Polls

The City of Madison is taking precautions to make Tuesday’s Partisan Primary Election safe and accessible. Thanks to community partners stepping up to offer space for voting, the city will have twenty more polling locations than it had in April. The additional polling locations will minimize … [read more]

Updates & Week of August 24 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Sept. 7 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Sept. 14 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Sept. 21 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Sept. 28 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Oct. 5 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Updates & Week of Oct. 12 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Voter Registration Online and By Mail Ends on Wednesday

Wednesday, Oct. 14, is the final day to register to vote online or by mail prior to the Nov. 3 Presidential Election. The City of Madison Clerk’s Office encourages voters to check their registration at myvote.wi.gov . Anyone who has moved – even to a new apartment in the same building – will … [read more]

Updates & Week of Oct. 19 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

In-Person Voting Starts Today & Oct. 22 BRT Meeting

From the Clerk's Office: In-Person Absentee Voting Begins Tuesday From UW: You can cast your ballot on campus starting Tuesday through Oct. 30 From Metro: BRT Project Development Kick-Off Meeting Please join us to learn about the next phase of the East-West BRT … [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 … [read more]

Updates & Week of Nov. 2 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

Polling Place Changes and Voting Information

*** Reminder: Some District 2 Polling Places Have Changed *** Due to concerns about COVID-19 and other factors, Wards 46, 47, and 48 will not be voting in their usual locations on Nov. 3. Here are the changes: Ward 46 (Gates of Heaven) moves to Wisconsin Masonic Center, 301 … [read more]

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