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Vote at Madison Public Library for the November 2020 Presidential Election

Madison Public Library is honored to partner with the City of Madison Clerk's Office once again to provide a location for voter registration, in-person absentee voting, and election day voting. We will be continually updating this page as information changes. Always check the City Clerk's website and social media for the most up-to-date information. 

Please note that libraries can not answer many voting questions.  Please call the City Clerk's office at 608-266-4601 with questions related to voting and the election.

Vote at Madison Public Library on November 3, 2020 - election day

Election Day

Election Day for the 2020 Presidential election is Tuesday, November 3. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. You can register on the day you vote. Libraries that are serving as polling places will be closed for Curbside Pickup and Computer Services that day. At locations serving as polling places on election day, Madisonians can register to vote, return absentee ballots and vote in person. You MUST VOTE AT YOUR POLLING LOCATION on election day.  Find your polling place

Libraries that will be polling places as of 11/2

  • Alicia Ashman Library (Ward 88)
  • Hawthorne Library (Ward 39)
  • Lakeview Library (Ward 31)
  • Meadowridge Library (Ward 95)

Please note that Central Library and Sequoya Library will not serve as polling places in this election. Alternate polling places near those library locations include Madison Senior Center (330 W Mifflin St) for Ward 51 voters (formerly Central library) and Odana Hills Golf Course Clubhouse (4635 Odana Rd) for Ward 79 voters (formerly Sequoya).

Addresses for each library location are listed below.

Vote in-person absentee at select Madison Public Library locations and return absentee ballots

Absentee Ballot Return

All places you can drop your absentee ballot with a poll worker (not a library staff member) can be found on the Absentee Drop Off Sites page of the City Clerk's website

Below are the ways you can return your absentee ballot to libraries:

  • Libraries that are polling places will accept absentee ballots on Nov 3 (Election Day) from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. On election day, you must return your absentee ballot to your polling place. You can look up your polling place online.

Addresses for each library location are listed below.

Library Locations

Alicia Ashman Library
733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI  53717

Central Library
201 W Mifflin St Madison, WI 53703

Dream Bus Library
Various locations throughout the city

Goodman South Madison
2222 S Park St, Madison, WI 53713

Hawthorne Library
2707 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Lakeview Library
2845 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Meadowridge Library
5726 Raymond Rd, Madison, WI 53711

Monroe Street Library
1705 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711

Pinney Library
516 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716

Sequoya Library
4340 Tokay Blvd, Madison, WI 53711

Vote in-person absentee at select Madison Public Library locations and return absentee ballots

In-Person Absentee Voting

In-Person Absentee Voting at library locations will take place from October 20 - 31. People can register to vote ON SITE when they do in person absentee voting (but no registration is available on October 31 or November 1).  If you still need to register after 10/30, you can do so on Election Day. Please note that all service is outdoors unless otherwise indicated. 

Participating libraries as of 10/19. Please check the In-Person Absentee Voting locations page on the City Clerk's website to confirm the schedule and locations, as any changes will be updated there first. 

Hours at all participating libraries::
12-6 pm weekdays, 1-4 pm Saturdays

  • Alicia Ashman Library: ALL AVAILABLE APPOINTMENTS HAVE BEEN FILLED. Try other west side libraries like Sequoya or Meadowridge. 
  • Goodman South Madison Library: Line up on to the right of the line of cones parallel with Park Street facing the library. 
  • Hawthorne Library 
  • Lakeview Library: Line up along right side of building toward Willy St. Coop. 
  • Meadowridge Library 
  • Pinney Library
  • Sequoya Library 

Addresses for each library location are listed below.

Register to vote for the November 2020 election at select Madison Public Library locations

Voter Registration

You can still register to vote during In-Person Absentee Voting at participating library locations. 

From September 28 - October 14, 2020, you can register to vote at the following times and library locations.

  • Dream Bus Library: Check Dream Bus Schedule for times and locations throughout the week. 
  • Goodman South Madison: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-3 p.m.; Saturday, October 10 from 12-3 p.m.
  • Hawthorne Library: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-3 p.m.
  • Lakeview Library: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-3 p.m.; Saturday, October 10 from 12-3 p.m.
  • Meadowridge Library: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-3 p.m.; Saturday, October 10 from 12-3 p.m.
  • Monroe Street Library: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-3 p.m.
  • Pinney Library: Tuesdays and Thursday from 12-3 p.m.; Saturday, October 10 from 12-3 p.m.
Sep 30, 2020