Voting

City Alder Elections Schedule for 2017

First day to circulate nomination papers – Thursday, 1 Dec 2016
All paperwork due – Tuesday, 3 Jan 2017
Spring primary election – Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 (if necessary)
Spring election -Tuesday, 4 Apr 2017

To vote, you must be a registered voter.  To learn how to register and what the timeline is, go to the City of Madison election website.  You must have a valid ID to vote.  Here is the information on what is a valid ID and how to obtain a valid ID.

Where to vote?

  • Ward 44: Tenney Park Pavilion  —  402 N. Thornton Ave.
  • Ward 45: Lapham Elementary School  —  1045 E. Dayton St.
  • Ward 46: Gates of Heaven  —  302 E. Gorham St.
  • Ward 47: Lowell Center  —  610 Langdon St.
  • Ward 48: Lowell Center  —  610 Langdon St.
    Polls open 7:00 am. Polls close 8:00 pm.

This map details the voting wards (Wards 44 – 48)
and Polling locations for District 2.


View District 2 voting map in a larger map

Absentee Voting
If you will not be in Madison for the Primary or General election, you can obtain an absentee ballot from the City of Madison Absentee Voting website or you can fill out the City of Madison website pdf form or the pdf form here AbsenteeBallotRequest_2017 and return it to the City Clerk.  You must include a copy of your valid ID with your ballot. The City website also details requirements to make sure your final absentee ballot is COUNTED.

There are three ways to return your absentee ballot to the City of Madison Clerk’s Office:

In-Person Absentee Voting
Absentee in-person voting for all municipalities in Wisconsin starts the Monday two weeks prior to the election ( March 24) and ends the Friday prior to the election (April 3).

Via US Mail
Return completed and signed absentee ballot request forms to:
Madison City Clerk’s Office
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. #103
Madison, WI 53703

By email
Attach a signed pdf absentee ballot request that can be submitted through Thursday, April 2:  voting@cityofmadison.com.