At the September 17th Common Council meeting, the City Clerk’s Office presented a plan to expand the city’s polling locations from four to eight. In addition to looking for four new polling locations, the city also needed to find a replacement location for Patrick Marsh Middle School.
Many types of facilities were considered, including churches, non-profit and for-profit businesses, publicly owned buildings, and privately owned buildings. The Clerk’s Office reached out to each location to explore their interest and to determine if their facility would meet the criteria to serve as a polling location. Some of the considerations were:
Locked Storage Space
Tables/Chairs for Use
Long Term Commitment
Access to facility for Multiple Days per Election
After reviewing the criteria, some locations determined that their facility was not best suited to be a polling place. The Clerk’s Office conducted 16 site visits throughout the summer which resulted in seven of the potential facilities agreeing to serve as polling locations. After thorough comparison and analysis, the Clerk’s Office identified the five facilities that best met the city’s needs. The new polling location plan is listed below.
Colonial Club, 301 Blankenheim Lane
The Faith Place Church, 211 East Linnerud Drive
Heartland Church, 800 Wilburn Road
United Methodist Church, 702 North Street
Public Library, 1350 Linnerud Drive
Living Water Church, 3075 Prospect Drive
Westside Community Service Building, 2598 West Main Street
Focus Church, 411 North Thompson Road
All Sun Prairie registered voters will be notified via postcard of their polling location. Additionally, residents will be able to check their polling location using myvote.wi.gov in the near future.