Long lines expected at polling locations


by Laura Matovina

MILWAUKEE -- Voting locations in the Milwaukee area open at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, and poll workers are anticipating big crowds.

Milwaukee election officials are offering a few tips to make sure voters are prepared before they head to the polls.

For those who want to avoid long lines, stopping by from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. would not be advised. Officials say this is when the most people turn out to vote.

Photo identification is not required for registered and non-registered voters. For those planning to register on Election Day, a utility bill or pay stub with a current address is needed, but an ID is not.

Milwaukee Election Commission Director Neil Albrecht says about 37,000 people showed up to cast absentee ballots, which could mean a record turnout for the 2012 election.

The polls will close at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday.


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