Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 10:20am

Absentee ballots are now available in the Madison City Clerk's Office.

Eligible voters may register and vote absentee in the Clerk's Office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this week. The Clerk's Office will extend its hours for absentee voting beginning Monday, October 13, and will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Absentee voting in the Clerk's Office ends at 5 p.m. on Monday, November 3.

Absentee voters who would like to participate in the Election Day Food Drive for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin may bring their non-perishable food items to the Clerk's Office.

Absentee ballots will be mailed to registered voters who have submitted a request that contains their name, Madison address, address to which the ballot should be mailed, and signature. The deadline for requesting that an absentee ballot be sent to you by mail is Thursday, October 30. Requests can be sent to City Clerk, City-County Building Room 103, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Madison, WI 53703.

Madison residents who have not registered to vote at their current address may pre-register in person at the City Clerk's Office, any Madison Fire Station, or any Madison Public Library.

Pre-registration for the November 4 General Election closes on Wednesday, October 15, at 5 p.m. The only place you can register to vote from October 16 through November 3 is in the City Clerk's Office. The only place you can register to vote on Election Day is at your polling place.


  • Maribeth Witzel-Behl, 608-266-4601