City of Madison to Offer Curbside Voting
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 6:59pm
The City of Madison has reserved four parking spots on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. outside the City-County Building and the Madison Municipal Building for curbside voting starting Friday, March 20th. Voters who are high-risk for COVID-19 can register to vote and/or cast their ballot from their vehicle. High-risk populations include older adults and people with chronic health conditions. Curbside voting will be offered 8:00am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday, March 20th - April 3rd.
Signs will be posted at each of the designated stalls prompting voters who need to use the curbside voting option to call the City Clerk's Office. A pair of election officials will be sent out to the voter's vehicle to assist the voter in registering (if needed) and voting.
The City Clerk's Office is offering this option to those voters who are at high-risk for the virus COVID-19. For those not at high risk, in-person absentee voting is available in the Clerk's Office, City-County Building, Room 103, and in the Madison Municipal Building, Room 153. More sites may be added over the coming days; please keep an eye on the City Clerk's in-person absentee voting page for the most up-to-date information.
“I am so grateful to City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl and her staff for their innovative work and quick turnaround on this issue. This is already an incredibly busy time for them and they are doing an amazing job,” said Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. “City staff have been working tirelessly to not only provide essential services, but are also going above and beyond in their service to the entire community.”
Voters are also able to request absentee ballots to be sent to them through the mail at myvote.wi.gov. The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be sent to you is Thursday, April 2nd. "
- Maribeth Witzel-Behl, 608-266-4601, firstname.lastname@example.org