Same-day voter registration advisory referendum goes to voters on April 2, 2013
Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs January 15, 2013
Today the Common Council voted 11 to 4 to place an advisory referendum question on continuing same-day voter registration on the April 2, 2013 spring general election ballot. The measure, which I sponsored and which was co-sponsored by eight of my Council colleagues (Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Willie C. Wade, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Willie L. Hines, Jr., Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Tony Zielinski, and Alderman Joe Davis, Sr.), will now go to Mayor Tom Barrett for his signature.
I am pleased that the question of same-day registration will go before Milwaukee voters on April 2, because I truly believe that residents understand and appreciate how important it is. Same day registration has been in place in the State of Wisconsin for the last 36 years (since 1974). There were more than 54,000 same day registrations in the City of Milwaukee for the November 6, 2012 Presidential Election. In Milwaukee, that represented nearly 20% of all voters, or one in five voters.
Same day registration is extremely important for college students, and Milwaukee’s highest same day registration wards are those surrounding college and university campuses, particularly, UWM, Marquette and MSOE. Renters and people in poverty, often due to economic challenges, also are among those who most often utilize same day registration. So the question is now up to voters, and I encourage everyone to get out and vote on April 2, 2013.
Press Releases Referencing Milele Coggs
Aug 12th, 2016 by Milele Coggs
Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites the public to see what the event’s final two days have in store.
Aug 11th, 2016 by Milele Coggs
Bronzeville Week 2016 is hitting its midpoint with some excellent arts and culture, education, and socially-enriching events and activities on the way through Friday, August 12. A look at the schedule today through tomorrow – Friday, August 12: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites the public to a great children’s art event – Cool Aid & Canvases – which […]
Bronzeville Week events include art, theater, entrepreneurship breakfast, home run derby and softball championshipAug 8th, 2016 by Milele Coggs
Bronzeville Week 2016 is underway.
Aug 3rd, 2016 by Milele Coggs
Cultural and Arts Festival, HaRUNbee 5K Walk/Run to highlight first day of family-oriented week of celebration in Bronzeville
Jul 28th, 2016 by Milele Coggs
At 10:30 a.m., the SOP community parades will depart from 5th and Locust and 9th and Ring and will march to Martin Luther King Peace Place.
Jul 15th, 2016 by Milele Coggs
The festival takes place TOMORROW (Saturday, July 16), from noon until 8:00 p.m