Catch up on months' worth of coverage of Madison's mayoral, City Council and School Board races.
Voters will be able to select Spanish when using the county’s ExpressVote or Automark electronic voting machines “just like on an ATM machine,” Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell said.
Six candidates — Satya Rhodes-Conway, Mo Cheeks, Raj Shukla, Toriana Pettaway and Nick Hart — are challenging incumbent Mayor Paul Soglin.
The Madsplainers is wrapping up its coverage of the spring primary elections with a look at who's on the ballot for City Council.
Grant Foster, Angela Jenkins and Justin Williams are running to represent District 15. The primary election is Feb. 19.
All six candidates running for Madison mayor in the Feb. 19 primary recorded interviews in the Cap Times podcast studio. Listen to all of them here.
"Electing board members of color creates increased shared decision making in a district where the majority of the decision makers will remain predominantly white," Howard said in a statement.
The primary election is Feb. 19.
Four candidates are vying for the District 13 seat, which has been represented by Ald. Allen Arntsen since August.
Syed Abbas, Diane Farsetta, Lydia Maurer and Mark-Anthony Whitaker are running to represent District 12.
Ald. Amanda Hall most recently held the seat after being elected in 2015. Hall resigned, effective Feb. 6, after she and her husband decided to move outside of the district.
The forum, organized by the Grandparents United for Madison Public Schools, was the first time the candidates shared the stage during the current election cycle.
The current mayoral campaign stands out from recent races in the amount of money candidates are raising and reflects a continuing trend of sophisticated campaigns, including polished social media outreach and ads, as well as a high level of experience brought to the race by campaign staff.
The Madsplainers has wrapped up a series of interviews with the candidates running for Madison's mayor. Now, the Cap Times podcast is shifting focus to the race for Madison School Board.
The primary election is Feb. 19.
Candidates will face off during a public forum set for Feb. 5.
Sabrina Madison asked questions focused on what affects black women and families in the city.
Candidates filled out questionnaires (which you can read here) and interviewed with the MTI Political Action Committee about their views on a number of issues facing the Madison School District and public education at the state and national level.
The next campaign finance reporting deadline is Feb. 11.
The group was started following School Board member Gloria Reyes' election last spring.
Candidates gathered Tuesday at the Central Library for a mayoral forum hosted by the Dane County chapter of Our Wisconsin Revolution.
The primary election is Feb. 19, and the general election is April 2.
The School Board currently has seven members that are elected at-large to numbered seats, rather than by geographical area. Here's why.
Satya Rhodes-Conway, Mo Cheeks, Raj Shukla, Nick Hart and Toriana Pettaway are challenging incumbent Mayor Paul Soglin. The primary election is Feb. 19 and the general election is April 2.
Roe's candidacy means there will be a primary election for Seat 5 on Feb. 19.
Because he already turned in his nomination signatures, Croy's name will stay on the ballot.
Toriana Pettaway said she will run as a write-in candidate.
Ten candidates are running for three seats in 2019.
The deadline for all candidates to turn in election papers to the city clerk's office is Jan. 2. The spring primary election is Feb. 19.
With his departure, the School Board will get two new members in April 2019.
“After over four decades of Paul Soglin being mayor on and off, I think it is time for a fresh perspective in office,” Eric Koth, 24, said.
Mertz was first elected in 2013.
Caire is the founder and CEO of One City Schools.
Loumos had filed paperwork last week to run for re-election, but decided not to run after learning he might need surgery for a non-life-threatening health issue.
"I was happy to be done with local politics when I left the Dane County board a dozen years ago but I cannot ignore the current crisis in Madison's public schools," Blaska said in his announcement.
Several candidates said it is time for a new administration. They expressed the need to bring people together, make changes that Madison residents talk about and a desire for fresh ideas.
“I’ve had a couple of months off now and another mayoral campaign is not such a big deal especially after running around the state for the past eight months as I did in the governor’s campaign," Mayor Paul Soglin said.
Hart wants to tap into the population that is not plugged into municipal politics.
Pettaway is the city’s first racial equity coordinator.
He joins Maurice Cheeks, Brenda Konkel and Satya Rhodes-Conway in the race.
Maurice Cheeks is the alder for District 10 and the vice president of business development at MIOsoft, a Madison-based data quality software company.
“I want to run for mayor because I think that everyone in Madison should have the opportunity to thrive,” Rhodes-Conway said.