Fiserv Forum and Miller Park will be early voting centers

NOW: Fiserv Forum and Miller Park will be early voting centers

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two of Milwaukee's largest sports arenas, empty for sports fans, will be full of voters this fall.

Miller Park and the Fiserv Forum will both be early voting centers in Milwaukee for the November election.

In-person early voting will be conducted inside Fiserv because of its size.

The city will be able to keep people spread apart as it deals with an expected huge increase in early voting.

The official plans haven't come together just yet, but the city has time, state law doesn't allow early voting to start until Oct. 20.

But the city election commissioner envisions Fiserv being able to handle long lines without having voters waiting outside in the elements.

It'll be open for early voting from Oct. 20 through Nov. 1.

Miller Park will be used as a drive thru voting center, given its ample parking lots.

The city says that'll solve an issue it saw in April where 6,000 voters chose to vote from their car.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said these plans make Milwaukee unique.

"I don't know of another city in this nation that is using a Major League Ballpark and an NBA arena for early voting, that's how committed we are to make sure people's voices are heard," said Barrett.

The city says more details will be released as we get closer to the election and start of early voting.

The city has already announced it would expand early voting with 15 additional sites.

It will also have more secure ballot drop boxes installed at libraries around the city.

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