"Let your voice be heard:" Milwaukee city leaders encourage residents to vote ahead of midterm election

NOW: “Let your voice be heard:“ Milwaukee city leaders encourage residents to vote ahead of midterm election

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- There are three days left until the midterm election and thousands of Milwaukee votes have already voted. 

"Vote early, it's worth it," said Luisa Padron. 

Yesterday, more than 10,000 voted at the Midtown Center alone and as of Friday, 31,500 voted in early voting. 

"We not only broke a record but we have smashed that record," said Neil Albrecht, Milwaukee Election Commission executive director. 

In the 2014 midterm election, 15,300 people came out for early voting. 

With the election just a few days away, city leaders are making a final push to get everyone out to vote.

"What we came here to say is we need everyone in the game, there is no room on the bench, no room on the sidelines. We need everyone to come, cast their ballot to let their voice be heard and vote," said Ald. Cavalier Johnson, 2nd District. 

In Milwaukee, there are eight early voting locations:

  • Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway.
  • Midtown Center, 5700 W. Capitol Drive.
  • UWM Peck School of the Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
  • MATC, 700 W. State St. 
  • Mitchell Street Library, 906 W. Mitchell St.
  • Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.
  • Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
  • Mill Road Library, 6431 N. 76th St. (MATC students and faculty only for this location)

The sites will be open on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

People can only vote on Sunday if they have already registered. If they haven't, it's not too late. 

“If you have not registered to vote you can still vote by coming on Tuesday with a form of photo id and your current residence," said Mayor Tom Barrett. 

Officials said before you go, go with a plan. 

“Make sure they have their photo ID, plan a time, you can confirm registration prior to election and you can also preview your ballot," said Albrecht.

For more information on what you need to bring and where you can go, click here

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