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Request for Committee Action

A briefing memo explaining the purpose, background, and impact of the requested action.
2020 Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) grant for 2020 Elections (RCA-2020-00965)

ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT
City Clerk's Office
To Committee(s)
# Committee Name Meeting Date
1 Policy & Government Oversight Committee Sep 30, 2020
Lead Staff:
Jeena Powell
Presented By:
Jeena Powell
Action Item(s)
# File Type Subcategory Item Description
1 Action Grant

Accepting a grant from Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), in the amount of $2,297,342, to implement the Safe Voting Plan, a vision for a safe, inclusive, and secure voting process for the 2020 Elections.

2 Action Contract/Agreement

Authorizing an agreement with Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) for the grant.

3 Resolution Appropriation

Passage of Resolution adjusting the appropriation and revenue for the Elections and Voter Services Department.

Background Analysis

This year, election departments are facing an unprecedented challenge of administering safe and secure elections that provide healthy voting options to the public. To meet this challenge, the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) is providing support to Wisconsin and Minnesota election officials so no voter is required to make a choice between their health and their ability to vote. This grant will ensure that polling places are open and following the latest public health guidelines, provide options for voters to easily and securely return absentee ballots, and make certain that the incredible people who step up to serve as poll workers are protected and well compensated for their service. CTCL is already partnered with the five largest cities in Wisconsin to deliver a smooth voting process that inspires confidence.