New Signs in Polling Places this Tuesday


New signs will greet voters as they enter their polling place on Tuesday. The new signs contain English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Hmong, and an icon to help voters navigate the polling place.

Through a project with the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence, the City Clerk's Office worked with the Center for Civic Design to develop the new signs.

“We want our democracy to be accessible to every eligible voter,” said Mayor Rhodes-Conway. “It’s important that we are providing voting information in a variety of languages. I appreciate the improvements the Clerk’s Office has made.”

For more than 20 years, City of Madison polling places have used signs printed on 8.5x11 sheets of goldenrod paper to direct voters to the room where voting takes place.

The new signs use simpler language and are larger. They are printed on white cardstock.

Poll workers will welcome feedback from voters so the Clerk’s Office can determine which versions of each sign should be printed for the fall elections.

The goal of the City Clerk’s Office is that each eligible voter will be able to cast a ballot and have that ballot counted.

Goldenrod polling place sign with an arrow next to a larger voting sign with an arrow, and text in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Hmong
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