Another day, another voting reminder

Morning update: Monday, Nov. 7

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Another day, another voting reminder
Photo by Hayley Sperling

Happy Monday, Madison!

The big day is almost here — Election Day is tomorrow.

Do you have a plan to vote? Here's a reminder of what you'll need.

Registration. Wisconsin allows for same-day registration. You can register to vote on Election Day as long as you bring the proper proof of residence documents.

Voter ID. You’ll have to show a photo ID to vote. Check out the accepted options for voter ID here.

Knowledge. Do you know who you're voting for? Learn about the candidates here. And see your sample ballot here.

— Hayley

The election is Nov. 8 — AKA tomorrow! Are you ready to vote?

Check your voter registration here.
Get the details on voter IDs here.
Meet the candidates here.

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🛍 More hope for the public market.

  • Two Madison alders will propose a $6 million budget amendment to fund the public market, the Cap Times reports.
  • If you'll recall: The project is nearly 15 years in the making and is facing a $5.2 million funding gap. The market was set to take over the two-story, 45,000-square-foot, city-owned building at 200 N. First St., which is currently used as a temporary men's homeless shelter. The space would feature food, arts, and entertainment from local vendors.
  • Last week, the Dane County finance committee approved a budget proposal that takes $1.5 million from the county’s capital budget to fund the public market with the caveat that the city closes the rest of the funding gap. According to the Cap Times, the alders' budget proposal would satisfy that requirement.  


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🥕 Sookie's is getting in the late-night and early-morning food scene.

  • The vegan restaurant on State Street recently expanded its business hours to serve breakfast and late-night food seven days a week.
  • The owners told the State Journal the inspiration for expanding their hours came from a lack of plant-based options on the isthmus during breakfast and late night hours.

🚧 Changes to watch on Willy Street.

  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Madison, which operates the St. Vinny’s Thrift Store on Willy Street, will kick off a demolition project in December to make way for more retail operations and programming space.
  • The organization plans to demolish the buildings at 401 and 409 S. Baldwin St. and 1303 Williamson St. and in its place, construct a single two-story building with retail space on the first floor. The second floor will host services and programming.
  • But don't worry, the main part of the thrift store at 1309 and 1313 Williamson St. will remain.
(Will Cioci / Wisconsin Watch)

📨 Your lunchtime read: Security seals and documentation: The life cycle of Wisconsin election ballots.

  • Via Wisconsin Watch: "As Wisconsinites head to the polls on Tuesday they may only spend four or five minutes with their ballot.

    They’ll mark their votes, get a sticker and check the results that night.

    But their ballots have a much longer life cycle, with checks and balances in place along the way to ensure they’re counted correctly."
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