Don’t be frightened away from voting by all the recent voter suppression legislation. Halloween (October 31, 2014) is the last day to complete an in-person absentee ballot at your local municipal clerk’s office. Otherwise, plan to cast your ballot at the polls on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
State law now requires that open registration end 20 days before an election and prohibits voter registration and in-person absentee voting on the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before an election. But voters may still register at the polls on Election Day.
In addition, even if you’re registered, if you’ve moved since the last election (even within the same apartment building), you’ll need to change your address. Voters who register or change their address at the polls on Election Day must present proof of address. Proof of address may be presented in either a paper or an electronic format (smart phone, tablet, or laptop). Proof of Residence must contain both the voter’s current name and the voter’s current address. For a list of acceptable forms of Proof of Residence, visit the Madison City Clerk’s website download a fact sheet on Proof of Residence for voter registration from the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.
Friday, October 31, 2014 – Last day for in Person Absentee Voting
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – Election Day: Election officials are predicting a high turnout, so there may be lines at your polling place. Allow enough time to deal with this possibility — especially if you also need to register to vote at the polls.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – Local 243 Forum Meeting at 5 p.m. in Room C1423B on the Truax Campus. All Local 243 members are welcome to attend. - Cancelled to allow members time to get to the polls and VOTE
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – MATC District Board meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at Madison Area Technical College’s Truax Campus. Meetings are open to the public.
Minutes for the Local 243 Forum meeting on October 21, 2014 are now posted on this website. Among the items addressed at the meeting were the ramifications of pursuing a recertification vote and the need to convene a Constitution Committee to address changes that relate to Local 243 structure in the current environment.
The minutes also contain a list of future Forum meetings.
Forum meeting minutes may be accessed by using the DOCUMENTS tab in the navigation bar at the top of this page.