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Nearly 19,000 in Milwaukee brave polls for Election Day

Posted at 10:01 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 11:05:57-04

Nearly 19,000 people braved the polls and risked exposure to COVID-19 to cast their ballots in the City of Milwaukee on Tuesday.

The City of Milwaukee is reporting a total of 18,803 in-person voters. In Milwaukee County, 203,899 ballots were requested, 203,288 were sent out and 151,781 have been returned.

Statewide, 1,287,827 people requested ballots, 1,275,117 were sent out and 1,003,422 have been returned.

Wisconsin was the only state to continue with Tuesday's election as scheduled. People abided by coronavirus guidelines by wearing face coverings, bringing their own pens and standing at least 6-feet apart from other voters.

The first election results will not be released until after 4 p.m. on April 13.

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