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DM e-News - Election tomorrow!!

August 11, 2014

Election info is first, then two brief notices. The usual masthead information is at the end.  All articles by Mary Mullen unless noted otherwise.

List of articles
Primary Election - This Tuesday, August 12, 7 am-8 pm
Party Choices Listed
Primary Voters Pare Down Candidates.  You May Vote ONLY for ONE PARTY’s Candidates
Voting Locations
for Our Neighborhood
How Do I Know Whether I’m in Fitchburg or Madison?
No Photo ID This Election
What’s Needed If You Plan to Register at the Polls

DMNA Neighborhood Council, Thur. August 14, 7 pm
Ride the Drive Starts at Olbrich Gardens, August 24, 10 am to 3 pm


Primary Election - This Tuesday, August 12, 7 am-8 pm

Primary election voting is on Tuesday, August 12. Polls open 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m..  If you are 18 (or older), a U.S. citizen, and have lived at your current address for 28 days or longer, you are eligible to vote.
If you would like information about the candidates, the League of Women Voters has published cantidate answers at  The on-line Candidates’ Answers has links to other resources such as the candidates’ webpages.
Party Choices Listed

Only some offices have two or more candidates on the Democratic Party primary ballot.  The Democratic ballot choices are offered first in this newsletter because most voters at our neighborhood voting location vote Democratic - often 90% or more.
Democratic Party ballot choices are as follows.
Governor - Mary Burke or Brett Hulsey
Lieutenant Governor - John Leman or Mary Jo Walters
Attorney General - Susan V. Happ, Ismael Ozanne, or Jon Richards
State Treasurer - Dave Leeper or David L. Sartori
Dane County Sheriff - David J. Mahoney or N. Peter Endres
Republican  Party ballot choices are as follows.
Secretary of State - Julian Brandley or Garey Bies
State Treasurer - Matt Adamcayk or Randall Melchert

The Constitution Party does not have two or more people running for any office, but, of course you may vote for any listed candidate, or write in a candidate.

Primary Voters Pare Down Candidates.  You May Vote ONLY for ONE PARTY’s Candidates

To make your vote count, you may vote only in the Democratic, Republican, or Constitution Party column.  The voting tabulator will spit your ballot out if you try to vote in both columns, and you will have to get a second ballot.  (The old one will be torn and kept by the election workers.)  If you make a mistake like that a second time, a third ballot can be issued.  
The first circle to fill in is the party preference section:  Democratic, Republican, or Constitution.  Then proceed to that party’s section and make your choices.
To see how the ballot actually looks, check out this webpage:  It shows the Fitchburg ballots, but Madison ballots are basically the same.
Voting Locations
for Our Neighborhood
If you live in the Madison part of the neighborhood, you are lucky because the Madison polling location is right in the neighborhood at 4709 Verona  Rd.  

It’s at the Dane County Parent Council building, on the Verona Frontage Road, 4709 Verona Road.  That’s first building past MacDonald’s and Red Arrow Trail.  It’s a low brown building with plenty of parking in front.  Used to be a Pizza Hut many, many years ago.
The Ward number is 76, Madison Alder District 10.
Fitchburg residents probably have to get in a car, a taxi, or on a bike because your voting location is Fitchburg Fire Station #2 at 5415 King James Way.  That is  to the west of Verona Road out near PD/McKee Road, before you go up the hill to Aldi’s, Target, and HyVee.
The District number is 1, and our neighborhood’s Fitchburg voters are in Ward 1.  All four wards of District 1 vote at this location.

How Do I Know Whether I’m in Fitchburg or Madison?
It’s easy to find out which city you vote in. If you have a computer, simply go to <file://localhost/Address/AddressSearchScreen.aspx>   Put in your house number, street name, and either Madison or Fitchburg. Madison will work even if you live in Fitchburg.
Click Search.  Your voting jurisdiction - Madison or Fitchburg - will come up along with your voting location and municipal clerk contact information. Call the clerk if you have any further questions.
No Photo ID This Election

With the courts making decisions about various cases related to voter photo ID, you may be unsure whether you need it or not. Voter photo ID is NOT NEEDED.
However, if you have changed your address since the last election, you will need to register at the polls.

What’s Needed If You Plan to Register at the Polls

If you have moved since the last election and haven’t taken care of registering for your new address, you may register right at the voting location.
In that case, you will need to take some documents to the polls.
Take your Wisconsin driver’s license or Wisconsin photo ID if you possess one, or your Social Security number if you don’t have one of those two documents.  You will have to write your driver’s license number or Wisconsin ID card number on the registration form.  Your Social Security number is needed only if you do not own a Wisconsin driver’s licence or Wisconsin ID card.
To register at the polling place, you will also need to prove what your current address is with an official document such as your driver’s licence or Wisconsin ID (that contanins your new address), a utility bill or lease in your name, a bank statement which you may show on your smart phone, or other similar items.  
The proof of residence must have your name and current address on it.
You cannot use a personal letter or an advertisement sent to you.

DMNA Neighborhood Council, Thur. Augustt 14, 7 pm
As usual, the neighborhood council meets at Prairie UU Society.  As of this writing, we don’t have any special appearances scheduled, but will be planning the annual meeting of the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association.
Any resident may attend.  

Ride the Drive Starts at Olbrich Gardens, August 24, 10 am to 3 pm
Join us for another great Ride the Drive Neighborhood event. This event will be held on August 24, 2014 on Madison's east side. Ride the Drive is a carefree, car free event that turns Madison’s signature streets into a public promenade that is open to cyclists, walkers, rollerbladers, and those out to share in the experience and fun atmosphere. These popular events bring 10,000 - 20,000 people out to ride, walk and skate on the route, enjoy live music, food, and participate in various activities, and fun stopping points along the way.
                                                           from Madison City website

The DMN e-News and an occasional hard copy DMN News are published by the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association (DMNA) on an “as-needed” schedule.  The Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association, Inc. has been working to unite neighbors to solve mutual problems and promote fellowship among neighbors since 1973.  Our neighborhood is in Madison & Fitchburg.
               President & News contact:  Mary Mullen,  298-0843
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