You won’t be able to attend a Milwaukee Brewers game at Miller Park this fall, but you may be able to vote there. Milwaukee plans to open about 15 early voting sites for this fall’s election, including a drive-through early voting site at Miller Park, under a plan shared by Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall-Vogg,
“I have been working with the Milwaukee Brewers to create a drive-through in-person absentee voting experience at Miller Park,” Woodall-Vogg wrote in a memo, according to the Journal Sentinel. “The Election Commission would continue to offer curbside voting at all locations. However, Miller Park would provide a space dedicated to the service that we believe will be well received by the community and run more efficiently.”
After withdrawing herself from consideration for the commission’s executive director position last month, a decision she reversed last week, Woodall-Vogg was appointed its executive director today on a narrow 8-7 vote by the Common Council.
In addition to the race for president, the Nov. 3 general election will include races for the U.S. House of Representatives and the Wisconsin Legislature. It’ll be preceded by a partisan primary on Aug. 11.
Miller Park may not be the only local sports arena to host voting this fall. In a tweet last week, Bucks Senior Vice President Alex Lasry volunteered the Fiserv Forum as a voting site. “We’re looking forward to working with the City of Milwaukee, in any capacity that we can, to ensure ppl can safely exercise their right to vote!” he tweeted.
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