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Mayor Tom Barrett and city leaders highlight new ballot drop boxes in Milwaukee

Posted at 10:34 AM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 14:55:53-04

Mayor Tom Barrett, Election Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall-Vogg and Milwaukee Public Library Director and City Librarian Joan R. Johnson introduced 15 new absentee drop boxes.

The drop boxes will be accessible 24-hours a day and will be located throughout the city.

Drop boxes will be located outside of the City Hall complex, the Election Commission warehouse on S. Kinnicknnic Avenue, and all 13 neighborhood-based Milwaukee Public Library branches.

“Given this surge in absentee voting, it is imperative for the City to provide easily accessible, secure and timely opportunities for residents to return ballots and, equally important, feel complete confidence that their votes will be counted,” said Mayor Tom Barrett. “We’re doing everything we can to make drop boxes secure and easily accessible so that our residents can use them during this historic time.”

The new drop boxes from the Election Commission along with new tracking of mail-in ballots are highlighted changes for the general election in November.

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