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File #: 200213    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/27/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/16/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to creation of a SafeVote Program.
Sponsors: ALD. DIMITRIJEVIC, ALD. DODD, ALD. BAUMAN, ALD. HAMILTON, ALD. KOVAC
Attachments: 1. SafeVote Plan
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/25/20201 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/20201 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/8/20200 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Individuals present: Ald. Marina Dimitriejevic Ald. Dodd, Ald. Bauman, Ald. Hamiltion and Kovac added as co-sponsors during the committee meeting. Pastor Greg Lewis
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/27/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Number

200213

Version

SUBSTITUTE 1

Reference

200005

Sponsor

ALD. DIMITRIJEVIC, DODD, BAUMAN, HAMILTON AND KOVAC

Title

Substitute resolution relating to creation of a SafeVote Program.

Analysis

This resolution approves a SafeVote program under which all registered voters in the City of Milwaukee will receive applications for absentee ballots along with postage-paid return envelopes in time for them to participate in the Fall 2020 General Election.

...Body

Whereas, The right to vote is one of the most sacred in a democracy; and

 

Whereas, The COVID-19 pandemic has made assembling groups of any size a threat to public health; and

 

Whereas, The spectacle of thousands of citizens gathering to vote in the Spring 2020 General Election, while in a way inspiring, was an unacceptable danger to their own well-being and that of others and must not be repeated; and

 

Whereas, Under these circumstances, voting by mail must be seen as the best way to ensure the best possible participation in a vital election; and

 

Whereas, On April 21, 2020, the Common Council adopted File Number 200005, a resolution directing the executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission to create, within 30 days of the effective date of that resolution, a SafeVote program under which all registered voters in the City of Milwaukee would receive applications for absentee ballots along with postage-paid return envelopes in time for them to participate in the Fall 2020 General Election; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the attached SafeVote Program is approved.

Requestor

 

Drafter

LRB176113-1

James R. Owczarski / Jeff Osterman

06/08/2020