Polling Sites Across Milwaukee Busy, No Major Problems Reported
Going into Tuesday's election, polling sites across Milwaukee prepared for the highest voter turnout in decades.
With early voting and absentee ballots numbers high, the Milwaukee County Clerk told CBS 58 hotly contested local races and the presidential primary were contributing factors to the large percentage of voters expected at the polls.
"I'm amazed," said long-time voter Howard Kemp. "I couldn't find a place to park. I had to park across the street. But it's exciting."
Kemp cast his ballot at the Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club on Sherman Blvd. So did Joanne Harley.
"It shows participation," said Harley. "It's necessary if we are to participate in the government system. It's a privilege [to vote]."
This is the first major election after Wisconsin's new voter ID law, which requires all voters show a photo ID to cast a ballot. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Milwaukee Elections Director said no major problems were reported. The only complaint by some voters was trouble with a two-sided ballot. Some people said they did not realize it was two-sided and only filled out half of it before submitting their vote.