Milwaukee adds more early voting locations

Two sites have opened this week
Posted at 10:18 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 23:29:15-04
For the first time ever, there are early voting options outside downtown Milwaukee.
Two sites have opened this week. So far, around 6,000 people have cast an early ballot in Milwaukee.
"I usually go downtown and vote early but I'm so happy we have this location closer to my house," said Angela Sillas, who brought her elderly mother out to vote early.
Earlier this year, a federal judge ruled against a state law that only allowed one early or absentee voting site. 
"We took a historic turn in allowing people access to voting here in Milwaukee," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.
Two new early voting sites opened this week in the city, one of the north side at 56th Street and Capitol Drive and one on the south side at Forest Home Library, 1432 W Forest Home Ave.
Barrett said early voting is the best option. Especially right now, with growing concerns about absentee ballots.
Some worry their vote won't count because the witness to their ballot did not provide all the required information.
"This week we did a mailing, it's over 600 individuals as of today, notifying them to contact us so we can correct that certificate envelope," said Neil Albrecht, the executive director of Milwaukee Board of Elections. 
Many people are skipping that headache and said they are ready to put this year's election behind them.
"I'm done seeing and hearing a lot of things. I'm glad to have this early voting for us," Bill Briesemeister said.
You can early vote Monday through Saturday, starting October 23. There will also be select Sunday hours.