Alder Steve King
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210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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Hello District 7 Residents,
I apologize for not getting these updates out sooner (I was out of the country this past week)...
See below for two important items related to the City budget and urgent polling place help that is needed:
West Side Alders to Hold Listening Session on the City's Budget
Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 pm | Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Westside Alders Barbara Harrington-McKinney, District 1, Ald. Steve King, District 7, Ald. Paul Skidmore, District 9, Ald. Tim Gruber, District 11 and Ald. Mark Clear, District 19 have scheduled a joint public listening session for the residents in their districts in anticipation of the upcoming annual city budget process. There will be a presentation by the Finance Director and staff on the existing budget in order to help facilitate discussion. Former alderperson, Chris Schmidt, will be facilitating.
Residents are encouraged to come and share their thoughts and suggestions for priorities regarding the city's capital and operating budgets.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
1702 McKenna Boulevard
Link to Press Release if you'd like to share with anyone:
City Clerk: Help Needed! (Posted 10/8)
At least 8,698 Madison residents have cast their ballots at an In-Person Absentee Voting (IPAV) location over the past two weeks. The number of ballots cast at the Library has been steadily increasing. For example, there were 161 absentee ballots cast at Sequoya Library on the first day of absentee voting. Now Sequoya Library is issuing 240 absentee ballots a day. These numbers are likely to steadily increase as we get closer to Election Day.
Although they have wonderful attitudes about offering this service, we have overwhelmed library staff with this additional workload. Libraries have been asking the Clerk's Office for additional help, but the Clerk's Office has fewer employees than the number of libraries we have in the City of Madison. I have spent the past two weeks recruiting and training 170 volunteers to help issue absentee ballots at the Library, but we still need additional volunteers.
If anyone would be willing to volunteer to help the Library issue absentee ballots, I would really appreciate the help. Here are the details:
Anyone willing to volunteer should attend a training where they will take an oath and learn each step of the process used to issue absentee ballots. Training sessions are listed on the Clerk's Office online calendar and website. The following training sessions will be offered this week:
Friday, October 14, 12:30 p.m., at the Madison Water Utility, 119 E. Olin Ave.
Saturday, October 15, 12:00 p.m., in the City Clerk's Office, 210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #103
ALSO - REGARDING POLLING PLACES IN OUR DISTRICT
With less than four weeks to Election Day, we have a number of polling places that are critically short of election officials. In our district, St. Mary's Care Center currently has three open positions for the first shift and five open positions for the second shift. Chavez Elementary School currently has four open positions for the second shift. Meriter McKee Clinic currently has three open positions for the first shift.
If you can help, please go to http://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/elections-voting/election-officials/election-official-application to complete an application with your contact information and preferences. You can also fill out an application at the City Clerk's office during office hours. You will receive an assignment letter or email within 3-5 days. Election officials are paid $12.83 per hour and are required to take one hour of paid training prior to Election Day.
Any assistance you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks!