Milwaukee closes early voting sites, but voters can still register and vote absentee

Milwaukee closes early voting sites, but voters can still register and vote absentee

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The City of Milwaukee has closed its three early voting sites. Officials announced on Sunday that in-person early voting at Zablocki Library, the Zeidler Municipal Building, and the Midtown Center has been shut down due to the risk of COVID-19 exposure.

In a press release, the Milwaukee Election Commission stated that it made the difficult decision because it “can no longer maintain sufficient staffing levels to operate these sites in a manner that would ensure a safe or efficient public voting experience.”

Milwaukee residents are still able to request an absentee ballot online at myvote.wi.gov or by calling 414-286-VOTE. Voters have until Thursday, April 2, to request an absentee ballot for the April 7 election.

Voters can still register to vote, too. Online voter registration, which had ended in the state earlier this month, will resume on Tuesday, March 24, following a judge’s decision to extend the deadline to March 30 in the wake of the pandemic.

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