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
Apr 18th, 2016 by Milele Coggs
A diverse group of newly-elected and newly re-elected members of the Milwaukee Common Council today voiced their support for Alderman Ashanti Hamilton to serve as the next Common Council President.
Oct 23rd, 2015 by Milele Coggs
Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites residents to join her and WestCare Wisconsin in honoring the life and work of Dr. James G. White tomorrow
Oct 6th, 2015 by Milele Coggs
News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs
Sep 28th, 2015 by Milele Coggs
The Fire and Police Commission has scheduled a public meeting in the 6th District tomorrow (Tuesday, September 29) to receive public testimony regarding the implementation and use of body worn cameras by Milwaukee police officers.
Aug 26th, 2015 by Milele Coggs
Nominations are due by the close of business on Monday, September 21.
Aug 7th, 2015 by Milele Coggs
Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs August 7, 2015