Voters turn out for last day of early, in-person voting in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The last day to do in-person, early voting in Wisconsin, was Sunday, Nov. 1.

If you didn’t cast your absentee ballot you will have to wait until Election Day.

There was barely a wait on Sunday afternoon at Zablocki Library.

Milwaukeeans took advantage of the last day to vote early.

“People were very polite, very helpful," voter Steve Nitsch said.

“It went really fast. They’re really efficient in there. Everything is in order, stand six-feet apart, wear your mask," voter Patricia Juarez said.

The residents banked on convenience, and wanted to avoid long lines on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

“I think Tuesday is going to be really, really crowded and it’s more convenient for me because of work, and I miss the Packer game, so," Nitsch added.

As of Sunday morning, more than two million absentee ballots had been sent in Wisconsin.

One-point-eight million of those have been returned.

In the city of Milwaukee, election officials say they are preparing for Tuesday.

“The room is set up in a pod system so that individuals can be self-contained," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.

They’re set to have 400 poll workers here at Central Count, and expect to count at least 175,000 ballots at this location alone.

“I’m still going to go with my projection of the wee hours of Nov. 4th, 3 a.m. or 4 a.m. but it could be longer depending on how many people actually show up on Tuesday," said Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall-Vogg said.

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