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Early voting begins in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- With the November elections just a little more than a month away, early voting has begun in the city of Milwaukee. 

Several local leaders and state officials are encouraging the public to register to vote. 

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin held an event near Midtown Center Monday morning. She was joined by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Lieutenant Governor candidate Mandela Barnes, and Alderman Cavalier Johnson. 

Barrett said it's important to make sure you are still registered to vote, because several thousand people were recently taken off the voter rolls through state action.

"We know that the state has erroneously taken thousands of people off the voting lists," Barrett said. "And we would rather not have people find out about that on election day. So please, please, please check your voting status.

To register to vote, you need a photo ID, as well as proof of your current address. If you are already registered, just the photo ID will suffice.

Residents can go to any Milwaukee Public Library through Oct. 17th to register.

There early voting locations opened Monday, Sept 24:

Zeidler Minicipal Building: 841 N Broadway

Midtown Center: 5700 W Capitol Dr

Mitchell Street Library: 906 W Historic Mitchell St.

Five more will open Monday, October 15:

Zablocki Library: 3501 W Oklahoma Ave

Center Street Library: 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave

Mill Road Library: 6431 N 76th St

UWM Peck School of the Arts: 2419 E Kenwood Blvd

MATC: 700 W State St (MATC students and faculty only)

Baldwin says she's urging people in the state to vote in order to protect their health care. She is taking on Republican Leah Vukmir in the November election. 

On Sunday, both candidates addressed health care with voters at separate events in Racine County. 

The 2018 General Election is Tuesday, November 6. For more information about what's on your ballot, how you can register to vote, and where to find your polling location, please click here. 

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