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File #: 211014    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/2/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/23/2021
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to locations for in-person absentee voting in the city of Milwaukee.
Sponsors: ALD. HAMILTON
Indexes: VOTING
Number
211014
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. HAMILTON
Title
Substitute resolution relating to locations for in-person absentee voting in the city of Milwaukee.
Analysis
This resolution directs the Election Commission to provide additional in-person absentee voting at the following locations in the city for the Spring 2022 Elections:

1. Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave.
2. Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
3. Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St.
4. Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
5. East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St.
6. Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway.
7. Good Hope Library, 7717 W. Good Hope Road.
8. Midtown Shopping Center, 5700 W Capitol Drive.
9. Mitchell Street Library, 906 W. Historic Mitchell St.
10. Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave.
11. Villard Square Library, 5190 N. 35th St.
12. Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
13. Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.

Body
Whereas, Voting is both a right and a vital core of a healthy democracy; and

Whereas, Section 6.855, Wis. Stats., allows the Common Council to designate alternate locations for in-person absentee voting; and

Whereas, Voting by mail is not the best option for every voter; and

Whereas, In the Fall of 2020, the City broke historical records for in-person absentee voting when 61,323 voters cast ballots at in-person absentee voting locations; comprising 36% of all absentee ballots cast; and

Whereas, Offering in-person absentee voting at more sites offers greater opportunities to voters throughout the City and may further racial equity and access to in-person voting opportunities; now, therefore be it.

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Election Commission provide additional absentee voting at the following locations for the Spring 2022 Elections:

1. Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave.
2. Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
3. Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St.
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