Milwaukee Co. leaders vote to increase funding for voter registration resources

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee County leaders voted Thursday morning to increase funding for voter registration resources.

At the county supervisors meeting, majority voted in favor to double funding from $50,000 to $100,000.

This comes as the state recently released the list of more than 230,000 voters who are at risk of being removed from the voter rolls.

County leaders say there's a possibility people will show up at the polls this year and not be on a voter list.

“This gives us more resources to do more and reach more people," Executive Director of the Milwaukee Co. Election Commission and Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said. "We are planning a very robust voter education outreach program and we hope this will help voters feel comfortable going to the polls, understand what they need when they go to vote and making sure they’re registered."

Nobody has been purged form the registration list yet as the case stays in the court system. 

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