Another day, another voting reminder
Morning update: Monday, Nov. 7
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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.
Check your voter registration here.
Get the details on voter IDs here.
Meet the candidates here.
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👀 Curious about the Lake Monona Waterfront Design Challenge?
- Some context: The city launched the Lake Monona Waterfront Design Challenge to create a master plan for the lake's 1.7 miles of shoreline and 17 acres of public lakefront.
- Tonight, Madison Parks will host a public presentation about the project in which the three finalist design teams will share their initial thoughts and concepts in developing a master plan vision for the waterfront. All three agencies are internationally known for their work creating innovative public spaces.
- The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. at the Monona Terrace, though there's a virtual option, too.
- Dig deeper: Plans to transform Lake Monona waterfront to be presented at Monona Terrace (Cap Times)
✨ Celebrating Native American Heritage Month locally.
- November is Native American Heritage Month! Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, called Teejop (day-JOPE). In celebration of the Month, Madison Magazine rounded up events featuring Native American art, cooking, and more. Check out the full roundup here.
- Related: Musician, poet, and activist Lyla June to speak on Indigenous rights Nov. 14 (Madison365)
🛍 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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- Want to learn more? Bank of Sun Prairie's Financial Fitness Center offers 50+ digital short courses in English and Spanish.
🥕 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.
📨 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."
- Full Service - A Crucible Service Industry Night at Crucible
- Lake Monona Waterfront Design Challenge at Monona Terrace
- T.L. Solien: Along the Way at Tandem Press
- Drag Bingo with Bianca Lynn Breeze! at Comedy on State
- FKJ at The Sylvee
- An Evening with Fran Lebowitz at Overture Center
- FMBATN at Red Rooster Madison
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