Written by admin   // October 7, 2010   // 0 Comments

Absentee voting now available

In-person absentee voting for the November 2 General Election will start in the City of Milwaukee on Monday, October 4 and continue until Monday, November 1.

Voting will take place at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building, located at 841 N. Broadway, Room 102. Voting hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday, October 30 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Fifteen-minute voter parking will be available along East Kilbourn Avenue.

Voter registration is also available for new Milwaukee voters or any person with an address and/or name change since last registering to vote.  Any person registering to vote AFTER October 13, will need to bring a proof of residence document (such as a drivers license, Department of Transportation issued identification, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, lease, or some other document issued by a unit of government) or provide a corroborating witness that can verify the person’s name and address.

In order to register and vote in the City of Milwaukee, individuals must be: a U.S. Citizen, 18 years of age (on or before the election), a Milwaukee resident at their address for at least 10 days prior to the election; no longer serving on probation, parole or extended supervision for a felony conviction.

Absentee ballot voting by mail can also be requested by completing the absentee ballot application that is available on the Election Commission the Web site ( or by submitting a written request to the City of Milwaukee Election Commission, 200 East Wells, Room 501, Milwaukee, WI  53202.  Requestors must include their date of birth.

“Both in-person and by-mail absentee voting allows Milwaukee residents with busy schedules or potential Election Day conflicts a convenient way to cast their ballots prior to the election,” said Neil Albrecht, Election Commission Deputy Director.  “We encourage all eligible City of Milwaukee residents to vote and participate in this important democratic process.”

Voting will also take place at all City of Milwaukee voting sites on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

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