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"Make A Difference": 2010 Election | The Simplest Milwaukee 2010 General Election Voting Guide

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Listen: New to Wisconsin? Recently moved? First time voter? Just need a refresher? Great -- I have just the election guide for you.

Less than a week from now, the 2010 General Election polls will be closed -- there's still a surplus of time to read up, research, and plan your trip to the polls. And because I know this probably isn't the first place you'd come for election information (although Tarik is putting together a nifty resource that you should check back for soon), I'll keep this as streamlined and complete as possible. Yeah? Vote!

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WHERE TO VOTE

-Enter your address here to find out. (UPDATE: If you'd also like to see a sample ballot for your polling place, you can use this link.)

AM I REGISTERED?

-Could be. Take a moment and check.

HOW TO REGISTER

-Early registration by mail and in the Milwaukee Public Libraries closed 20 days before the election. No worries -- you can still register early in City Hall (200 E. Wells St.) at the Election Commission (Room 501, M-F 8:00am-4:45pm). Be sure to bring an 'acceptable proof of residence' (scroll to the bottom for what that means).

-If you're planning on voting anyways, you can also register on the day of the election at the polls. Again, just make sure you bring an 'acceptable proof of residence' along (scroll to the bottom for what that means).

HOW TO VOTE

-If you're registered, you can vote early at the Municipal Building (841 N. Broadway St, just east of City Hall) in Room 102 (M-F 8:30am-4:30pm and Sat. 8:30am-2:30pm). I've done it before -- it took me about 3 minutes from start to finish.

-ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00AM-8:00PM. Be the first person in line.

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Real talk -- voting itself doesn't take much gumption. Your polling place is near where you live and even if you're not registered, there's a negligible amount of paperwork. Make your plans to vote and make sure everybody you know has their plans down too!