Milwaukee Election Commission issues reminder about mail-in ballots

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Executive Director of the Milwaukee Election Commission is issuing a reminder about mail-in ballots just days before the spring election.

Early voting for the Milwaukee mayoral election ended April 2. Now, the Election Commission is encouraging thousands of people who have yet to turn in their mail-in ballots to do so properly. 

CBS 58 spoke with Claire Woodall-Vogg, the Executive Director of the Election Commission for the City of Milwaukee about voter turnout so far. 

Woodall-Vogg says absentee drop-off ballots went really well, despite the poor weather conditions. More than 2,200 voters used the drive-up, drop-off services to return their mail-in ballot. Thus far, the total for both absentee and early voting is about 26,579 ballots returned. While they're still processing ballots Sunday, April 3, officials have some advice for thousands who still have to cast their vote. 

"We have over eight thousand voters who haven't returned their by-mail ballot. So, what is important is if you haven't placed it in the mail yet, do not do so. We have to receive it by 8:00 p.m. Tuesday so you can bring it to city hall on the 5th Floor or you can take it to Central County processing on Election Day," said Woodall-Vogg. 

The Election Commission hopes to see a 25-30% voter turnout come Tuesday. They received a voter turnout of just under 23% back in February. 

CBS 58 will provide live coverage on Election Day. Tune in Tuesday, April 5th. 

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