City of Milwaukee Election Commission

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04/09/2020

Voting in the April 7, 2020 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary has concluded.
All absentee ballots must have been hand-delivered by 8 p.m. on April 7, 2020 or postmarked by April 7, 2020 and must be received by 4 p.m. on April 13, 2020 to be counted, according to the April 6, 2020 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

04/03/2020
City of Milwaukee Election Commission Voting Location

Due to severe shortages in election workers, the Election Commission has had to consolidate the city's 180 voitng sites into five voting centers. This means that very few Milwaukee residents will be voitng at their traditional voting site on Election Day. To locate your voting site, please click the link below or go to myvote.wi.gov

This change is in no way an endorsement of this state's dangerous decision to move forward with the April 7 election, but is instead a necessary step to provide in-person voting.

More information to follow.

04/02/2020

Thursday, April 2 at 5 PM is the deadline to request an absentee ballot.

Submit your request at myvote.wi.gov

Please, Vote Safe Milwaukee

- City of Milwaukee Election Commission

03/29/2020

For Immediate Release: Contact: Neil Albrecht
March 29, 2020 (414) 286-6119

Milwaukee Election Worker Staffing Drops As Cases Rise
City has less than one-third of required election workers

MILWAUKEE— March 29, 2020, The City of Milwaukee Election Commission reports a continued decline in election worker staffing numbers in anticipation of next week Tuesday’s Spring Election and Presidential Primary.

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, nearly half of the City’s election workforce were over the age of 60, with one-third over the age of 70. A majority of those workers have indicated an inability to work due to their high-risk status. Others, following local and state Stay at Home guidelines, are self-confining. The City has provided regular updates to elected state officials as well as the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

“The math is simple,” said Neil Albrecht, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Election Commission. “We would normally operate our 180 sites with a minimum of 1,400 election workers. As of today, we have less than 400. We will not be able to maintain our longstanding tradition of neighborhood-based voting for this election.”

The Commission’s recruitment efforts have been ongoing and many in Milwaukee have come forward to allow senior election workers to stay home, but the numbers of trained workers have declined daily. The Commission has three more training classes scheduled prior to the election.

The Election Commission is currently reviewing voting models used by other states in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as seeking guidance from the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Many municipalities in Wisconsin are consolidating sites in order to reduce the number of necessary workers and to be able to better enforce health and safety standards.

One option would involve Milwaukee moving to a model of ‘voting centers,’ where several aldermanic districts are combined into one voting site. “This is not a model I’m comfortable with,” said Neil Albrecht, citing that combined sites could also mean many more people voting per site, “but this is where the inaction of the Wisconsin Legislature has left the public: potentially placing themselves at risk in order to exercise their constitutional right to vote.”

Milwaukee has joined with other municipalities across the state to request an extension of the election date and limit voting to absentee only. Last week, all 19 Milwaukee County municipalities submitted a letter to the governor and members of the Wisconsin Legislature encouraging the elimination of in-person voting due to the risk to election workers and the public. To date, there has been no response.

The City continues to urge residents to vote absentee by applying online at myvote.wi.gov, or at Milwaukee’s recently launched drive-up voting site at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building located at 841 N. Broadway. By-mail absentee ballots can be requested up until Thursday, April 2, and returned by mail or at any of the City’s five absentee ballot drop-off sites. Drive-up voting will continue until Sunday, April 5, with weekday hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and weekend hours of 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
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03/29/2020

TME IS RUNNING OUT TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE !

Even though the deadline to request an absentee ballot is Thursday, April 2, DO NOT WAIT. Your voted ballot must be received by April 7 to be counted.

Submit your request NOW at myvote.wi.gov

AND... THANK YOU !

03/28/2020
John McGivern Vote at Home (short)- Milwaukee

Love this. Thank you John McGivern

Milwaukee celebrity John McGivern explains how you can vote at home for Wisconsin's April 7, 2020 election to stay safe during the COVID-19 outbreak

These voting moments, thanks to the amazing election workers who are so exceptionally dedicated to civic-responsibility ...
03/28/2020

These voting moments, thanks to the amazing election workers who are so exceptionally dedicated to civic-responsibility and democracy. A population that this state's government should do all possible to protect by extending the date of the election and allowing all residents the opportunity to vote absentee.

03/28/2020

I had an amazing experience helping out at Milwaukee's first day of drive-in absentee "early" voting. Over 200 vehicles in the first 90 minutes. We very much appreciated the patience and the enthusiasm of voters. Operations have slowed considerably to minimal wait times. If you want to experience drive-up voting, consider making a trip to the Zeidler Municpal Building, 841 N. Broadway, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. today and tomorrow (and next weekend) and and 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can still request to have an absentee ballot mailed to your home at myvote.wi.gov. Vote Safe Milwaukee
- Neil Albrecht, Executive Director

MILWAUKEE LAUNCHES DRIVE-IN EARLY VOTING.Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N BroadwaySaturday, March 28 - Sunday, April 5M...
03/27/2020

MILWAUKEE LAUNCHES DRIVE-IN EARLY VOTING.

Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N Broadway

Saturday, March 28 - Sunday, April 5
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am to 3pm

Please park along Kilbourn Avenue and Broadway. Election staff will meet you at your vehicle to view your photo ID, issue, secure and witness your absentee ballot.

Voter Registration will also be available.

03/26/2020

VOTE SAFE MILWAUKEE and RETURN YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT
The City of Milwaukee Election Commission announced today that four Milwaukee Public Library branches and the Zeidler Municpal Building will now be secure “drop-off” sites for voters with absentee ballots. Locations will be open from 8 AM until 1 PM each day until and including the April 7 election. Ballots may still be returned using your postage-paid return envelope.
Sites are as follows:

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Washington Park Library, 2121 N Sherman Blvd
Mill Road Library, 6431 N. 76th St
Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Bldg, 841 N. Broadway

03/25/2020

VOTE SAFE MILWAUKEE REQUEST YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT TODAY AT MYVOTE.WI.GOV
OR CALL
414-286-VOTE

03/23/2020

To Milwaukee Residents. I hope all in Milwaukee understand yesterday's difficult decision of ending early voting in the City of Milwaukee. With a "stay at home" order from the Governor and increased reported cases in Milwaukee, we could no longer administer this election in a manner that put our election workers and the public at risk.
I am advocating for the state to enact a model of absentee voting by mail, and a postponement of the eleciton date. This postponement would allow every person wanting to vote the opportunity to request, receive, and return their absentee ballot.
In our history, too many have already sacrificed their safety in order to have fair access to voting. We do not need to repeat history in this election.
PLEASE VOTE. Apply for your absentee ballot at myvote.wi.gov. - Neil Albrecht, Executive Director

03/23/2020

REVISED POST: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Effective immediately, the City of Milwaukee will no longer be operating in-person absentee or “early” voting at the city’s three locations: Zablocki Library, the Zeidler Municipal Building or the Midtown Center. Due to increased CoVid-19 exposure risk, the Election Commission can no longer maintain sufficient staffing levels to operate these sites in a manner that would ensure a safe or efficient public voting experience.
Given the city’s longstanding dedication to fair and equitable elections, the decision to end early voting in Milwaukee has been exceptionally difficult for all involved. However, given daily increases in CoVid-19 cases on the local level, a critical balance must be achieved between access to voting and the health of election workers and the public. Milwaukee residents may still request an absentee ballot online at myvote.wi.gov or by calling 414-286-VOTE. Online voter registration (previously suspended in Wisconsin) will resume on Tuesday, March 24.
Even during extraordinarily difficult times, the Election Commission encourages residents to exercise their constitutional right to vote in the upcoming election. By-mail absentee voting is accessible to the public and safe.

The April 7 Spring Election/Presidential Preference is happening in Wisconsin.  We need to do this right.  What does rig...
03/18/2020
Tony Evers is sticking with Wisconsin's April 7 presidential primary but others push for postponement

The April 7 Spring Election/Presidential Preference is happening in Wisconsin. We need to do this right. What does right look like? It looks like YOU. Apply online on our website (Milwaukee.gov/election) and become an election worker.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/03/17/tony-evers-sticking-wisconsins-april-7-presidential-primary/5073696002/

The governor said it was important to keep Wisconsin'e April 7 election in place, but leaders such as former Gov. Tommy Thompson and Milwaukee County exec Chris Abele called for delay.

03/15/2020

With the recent announcemnent that Milwaukee Public Libraries are closed, please spread the word that early voting will still be occurring at Zablocki Library, 3501 S. Oklahoma, as well as the Midtown Center and the Zeidler Municpal Building. More informaon on ealry voting is on our website at milwaukee.gov/election

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barret hosted a press conference today to encourage Milwaukee residents to consider how they will vo...
03/15/2020
City of Milwaukee Election Commission

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barret hosted a press conference today to encourage Milwaukee residents to consider how they will vote, but also to call on members of the public to become election workers. More than half of the city's election workforce is over the age of 60, which puts them at higher risk for the Coronavirus. If you support democracy, we need you to come forward and help to ensure that everyone is able to vote in this important election. Please Help Milwaukee Vote by applying at:
https://city.milwaukee.gov/Helpmilwaukeevote#.Xm6WFJB8CUk

The 2020 Spring Election includes city of Milwaukee offices for Mayor, City Attorney, City Comptroller, City Treasurer, and Alderperson (all districts).

03/14/2020

Voting in an election is always important, but must now be done with consideration to the Coronavirus and health concerns. Voting sites in Milwaukee will be "open for business" on April 7. However, persons at risk, particulary people over the age of 60 or with underlying health issues, may want to consider either voting early or voting absentee by-mail. Early voting begins Monday, March 16 at the Zeidler Municpal Building (downtown), at the Midtown Center (near north side), and at Zablocki Library (near south side). Early voting sites will be open 8 AM until 7 PM, and 10 AM until 3 PM on the two weekends preceding the election.
Absentee ballot requests can be submitted on myvote.wi.gov
Be safe Milwaukee, but be sure to VOTE.
More information related to voting options is available on our website at milwaukee.gov/elections

02/28/2020

Thanks to the city's 67,386 voters (or 23% of registered voters) for coming out in last Tuesday's unfavorable icy conditions. Turnout was up 2% from 66,021 voters in February 2016. This is an upswing in voting we need to continue. Vote on Tuesday, April 7, and encourage others to vote as well. Want to really make a difference and support democracy?
BE AN ELECTION WORKER and HELP MILWAUKEE VOTE!

Milwaukee there are three more elections this year on April 7th, August 11th, and November 3rd. You can support fair and...
02/27/2020
Online Application - Election Inspector

Milwaukee there are three more elections this year on April 7th, August 11th, and November 3rd. You can support fair and transparent elections by becoming an Election Inspector. Please take a moment to complete our brief online application. Thank you. https://city.milwaukee.gov/Helpmilwaukeevote/Election-Inspector-Application.htm#.XkxZbShKhPY #mkevote #Milwaukee

(Qualifications: U.S. citizen, resident of Milwaukee County, at least 18 years of age, not currently serving a sentence including probation or parole for a felony conviction, and not otherwise disqualified from voting.)

Your vote is your voice and it is time to exercise those vocal cords.Today is the Spring Primary, with important offices...
02/18/2020
City of Milwaukee Election Commission

Your vote is your voice and it is time to exercise those vocal cords.
Today is the Spring Primary, with important offices like State Supreme Court, Circuit Court, County Executive, Mayor, City Attorney, City Comptroller, Alderperson and County Supervisor on the ballot. Polls are open until 8 PM. Please dedicate a few moments of your day to one of the most important functions of democracy: voting.
Not sure which candidates are on your ballot? Would you like to confirm your voting site? Visit milwaukee.gov/election.
MILWAUKEE VOTES!

The 2020 Spring Election includes city of Milwaukee offices for Mayor, City Attorney, City Comptroller, City Treasurer, and Alderperson (all districts).

Early Voting Jumps 45% From 2016 February Primary:  Many thanks to the city's "early voters" for casting their ballots e...
02/18/2020

Early Voting Jumps 45% From 2016 February Primary: Many thanks to the city's "early voters" for casting their ballots early and allevating lines at polling places on Election Day. The city celebrated 1,939 early voters so far this year, compared to 1,338 in 2016. Milwaukee Votes!

When going to vote on February 18, please remember to bring your photo ID.  A  few important facts on Wisconsin's photo ...
02/17/2020

When going to vote on February 18, please remember to bring your photo ID. A few important facts on Wisconsin's photo ID requirement:
* Make sure that the ID you are bringing can be accepted. A list of all acceptable IDs can be found here. https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
* The address on your photo ID does NOT have to be current. If you need to register on Election Day, you should also bring a separate proof of residence document.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ProofofResidence
* Your Wisconsin drivers' license or DMV-issued "State" ID, does NOT need to be a "REAL ID" (or have the "star" on it) for voting purposes.
* Your drivers' license or state ID can also be suspended, revoked, or expired as long as it did not expire prior to November 7, 2018.

The City of Milwaukee Election Commission is grateful to DISABILITYVOTE.ORG for providing important resources to voters ...
02/17/2020
Residential Service Providers: Resources for Voters with Disabilities

The City of Milwaukee Election Commission is grateful to DISABILITYVOTE.ORG for providing important resources to voters with disabilities and helping to ensure access to voting for everyone.

Learn about the resources available for voters with disabilities. This resource is designed for residential service providers who are seeking information on voting rights and resources for their r…

The City of Milwaukee Election Commission applauds the efforts of League of Women Voters - Milwaukee County to register ...
01/31/2020
Event inspires high school seniors to register to vote

The City of Milwaukee Election Commission applauds the efforts of League of Women Voters - Milwaukee County to register young people turning 18 to vote. This demographic truly represents the future of voting and democracy. Young people engaged early can become lifelong voters. Great coverage of the program by TMJ4. Thanks to all of our community partners for their support of registering this city's residents.

Seniors at Golda Meir High School in Milwaukee were allowed to leave class and register to vote today.

The Election Commission looks forward to meeting you at the City of Milwaukee Career Fair on Thursday, February 6, 2020....
01/24/2020

The Election Commission looks forward to meeting you at the City of Milwaukee Career Fair on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Meet us in the City Hall rotunda between 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. See you there.

VOTE IN THE QUIET PRIACY OF YOUR OWN HOME. We love to see you at your voitng site on Election Day, but sometimes it can ...
01/16/2020
Absentee Voting

VOTE IN THE QUIET PRIACY OF YOUR OWN HOME. We love to see you at your voitng site on Election Day, but sometimes it can be difficult to make the time to get there, or the weather is uncooperative. Wisconsin is a "no excuse" absentee voting state, meaning any person can vote absentee. If you identify as "indefinitely confined," meaning it would present a hardship to you to appear at your voting site, you can request to receive an absentee ballot permanently. Otherwise, you may request by election or for a calendar year. The easiest way to request an absentee ballot is through MyVote.Wi.Gov. A few things to note: you will need to be registered to vote at your current address before submitting your request (you can also do this at MyVote) and you may need to upload an image of your photo ID with your application.

Wisconsin is a “no excuse” absentee voting state, meaning you can vote by absentee ballot for any election for any reason, including convenience.

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