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City of Milwaukee launches drive-up early voting program

Posted at 3:21 PM, Mar 28, 2020

MILWAUKEE, WI — Pull up and vote.

That's what many people did from the safety of their cars Saturday morning.

The City of Milwaukee Election Commission opened its drive-up early voting Saturday.

Lines were long as Milwaukeeans finally got another chance to cast early ballots.

"I said. 'I had to vote today," said voter Doris Cunningham.

Cunningham said the wait was long, but worth it.

"It's slow," she said. "But, I want to vote today."

Many voters TMJ4 spoke with said the wait for them was roughly about 45 minutes. The election commission said it is working to get that number down.

"Obviously, I’d like to see what we can do about the wait time but cars are moving. People are voting, I think we’re achieving our goal," said Neil Albrecht, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Election Commission.

The long lines eventually led up to the Zeidler Municipal Building where poll workers could be seen sanitizing equipment through a glass window.

“In terms of democracy this is an unprecedented time where people have to think about their safety and ability to cast a ballot," Albrecht said.

Ballots will be open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through April 5.

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