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Madison early voting total tops 32,000 for 2008 election

The Madison City Clerk's office released its final total of absentee voters in the 2008 fall election, a figure that represents a turnout nearly one-fifth higher than that seen four years ago. "Today, 911 people voted in the City Clerk's office," reads a brief report relayed by mayoral spokesperson Rachel Strauch-Nelson on Monday night. "In total, 17,808 people voted early, and that brings our absentee totals to 32,012." >More
 Celebrate Election Day with watch and victory parties around Madison

Given the longtime voting record and political reputation of Madison and Dane County, there's no doubt that the dominant hope around the city will be for an Obama victory. No matter what the outcome is, plenty of folks plan to experience it together. >More
 On the Agenda: The election, downtown plan, homeless property rule

The Madison Housing Committee considers Ald. Brenda Konkel's controversial proposal to require the city to give the homeless 72-hours notice before removing their personal possessions from public parks. The city would also have to store the property for 90 days, before disposing of it. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Pulling the lever, partying like a rock star

When someone asks you in 25 years where you were on November 4, 2008, wouldn't you rather tell them you were belting out Stevie Wonder's "For Once In My Life" in front of a few hundred of your closest friends at Madison's Favorite Nightclub than home on your couch clicking between Brian Williams and Katie Couric? >More
 Madison City Clerk's office releases pre-Election Day voting update

Less than 24 hours remain until the polls open in Wisconsin for Election Day, and preparations by city and county clerk's offices around the state is reaching a fever pitch. The numbers of early voters in Madison broke the 31,000 mark yesterday, and a possibly unprecedented turnout is anticipated tomorrow through new voters taking advantage of same day registration. >More
 Madison early voting numbers strong over Halloween holiday

Early voting in Madison continues to blow past figures seen four years ago, with more than 30,000 people casting absentee ballots, a number that's already represents a fifth higher turnout than that seen four years ago, and with two more days of early voting uncounted. >More
 City of Madison extends early voting hours for weekend

The number of people taking advantage of early voting in Madison continues to increase as Election Day approaches, with nearly 50% more people casting a ballot at the City-County Building on Thursday than did on Tuesday. In fact, more voters have already cast an early ballot than did so back in the 2004 presidential election, a figure that represents more than a tenth of the city's total population. >More
 City launches AlertMadison texting system for snow emergencies and other advisories

"AlertMadison is one important piece in a comprehensive strategy to improve the efficiency of our citywide response to snow events." That's Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, quoted in an official press release issued Thursday afternoon to trumpet the launch of the new initiative. But it has the potential to do even more. >More
 Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce tones it down a notch

As the state's fall legislative campaigns enter their final stretch, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce is apparently making an effort to clean up its act. >More
 City of Madison launches voting info updates as Election Day approaches

Early voting numbers have skyrocketed around the nation in these final days before the 2008 presidential election, in large part due to concerted efforts by the Obama campaign to alleviate long waits at polling places on Election Day. These trends are no different in Madison, where tens of thousands of absentee ballots have been issued and early votes cast, as well as around Wisconsin, with turnout already blasting through initial projections. >More
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