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Voting signs outside the Village on Park polling place in Madison.

Candidates for Madison mayor, City Council and the Madison School Board are up for election. The general election is April 2. 

Mayoral election 

What: Mayoral candidate meet and greet hosted by the Urban League of Greater Madison 

When: Friday, March 15, 2019

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Location: Urban League of Greater Madison, 2222 South Park Street, Suite 200 

What: Mayoral debate hosted by Isthmus, WORT, The Progresive Magazine, Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc.; and  Downtown Madison, Inc. 

When: Monday, March 18, 2019

Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Location: Central Library, 201 East Mifflin Street 

What: Madison West High School's Mayoral Forum

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time: 8:08 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

Location: Madison West High School, 30 Ash Street

What: Dane County Democratic Party and Four Lakes Sierra Club forum 

When: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St. 

What: Mayoral forum sponsored by 100 Black Men of Madison

When: Thursday, March 21 

Time: 7 p.m. 

Location: Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Road

What: East Side Progressive Mayoral/School Board forum with a twist

When: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Lake Edge Lutheran Church, 4032 Monona Drive

What: Mayoral forum hosted by Centro Hispano of Dane County

When: Monday, March 25

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Centro Hispano, 810 W. Badger Road 


City Council elections

What: District 10 alder candidate forum hosted by the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association and moderated by Molly Stentz of WORT Radio

When: Monday, March 4, 2019

Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Westminster Church, 4100 Nakoma Road

 What: District 2 alder candidate forum hosted by the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association and Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. 

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Time 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 East Gorham Street 

 What: District 15 alder candidate forum hosted by Lake Edge & East Side News 

When: Thursday, March 14, 2019 

Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Location: Lake Edge Church of Christ, 4200 Buckeye Road 

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What: District 3 alder candidate forum hosted by Rolling Meadows Neighborhood Association 

When: Thursday, March 14

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Victory Hmong Alliance Church, 602 Acewood Boulevard 

School Board elections

What: MMSD School Board candidate forum by Safe Schools Coalition

When: Saturday, March 9, 2019

Time: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Badger Rock Middle School, 501 E. Badger Road

What: Cap Times Talk: Madison School Board candidate forum

When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Madison East High School, 2222 East Washington Ave.

What: 100 Black Men School Board Forum

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019 

Time:  5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: James C. Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Road

What: School board candidate forum hosted by the Simpson Street Free Press

When: Monday, March 25, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Fountain of Life Covenant Church, 633 W. Badger Rd. 


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Abigail Becker joined The Capital Times in 2016, where she primarily covers city and county government. She previously worked for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and the Wisconsin State Journal.

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Negassi Tesfamichael is the local education reporter at The Cap Times. He joined the paper in 2018. He previously worked as an intern at WISC-TV/ and at POLITICO.