More than 50% of registered voters have already cast a ballot in Milwaukee's North Shore

Posted at 6:42 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 20:24:26-04

SHOREWOOD — Nearly a week of early voting is complete and the numbers show some areas of Milwaukee County have already seen more than half of registered voters cast their ballots.

A large percentage of people casting early ballots are in Milwaukee’s North Shore.

Percent of registered voters who have cast a ballot:

  • Bayside: 60 percent
  • Shorewood: 59 percent.
  • Whitefish Bay: 57 percent.
  • Milwaukee: 36 percent

“What we are seeing in both the polling and the returns from the counties is that Republicans are learning towards Election Day voting while Democrats are leaning to early voting,” said Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll.

Voters have their theories on why people will vote in person on Election Day.

“They want to make a statement on Election Day, Republicans,” said Marianne Kremer, an early voter from Shorewood.

Or vote early.

“The Democrats are concerned about COVID,” said Lenore Lee, an early voter from Milwaukee.

But with so many ballots already in, it doesn’t mean we can decipher who Wisconsin is going to pick for president. Franklin says the percentages of early votes in don’t necessarily matter when people can still register and vote on Election Day itself.

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“Let’s just wait and count the ballots whether they are Early Votes or Election Day votes that’s what ultimately is going to matter,” said Franklin.

The final Marquette Law School Poll with how the candidates are polling in the state comes out Wednesday.

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