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Neil Albrecht

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Wisconsin GOP Leaders Make No Election Changes in Special Session

Wisconsin GOP Leaders Make No Election Changes in Special Session

And appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to block absentee balloting extension.

Photo Gallery: Drive-Up Voting
Photo Gallery

Drive-Up Voting

City service runs through this weekend, offers alternative to mail-in and in-person voting.

Milwaukee Will Have Only Five In-Person Voting Sites

Milwaukee Will Have Only Five In-Person Voting Sites

As city is short over 1,000 poll workers, polling sites reduced from 180 to 5.

Absentee Ballot Deadlines Extended, Election Not Delayed by Federal Judge

Absentee Ballot Deadlines Extended, Election Not Delayed by Federal Judge

Ballots must now be received by April 13th at 4 p.m., a six day delay.

Vote Absentee, Local Officials Plead

Vote Absentee, Local Officials Plead

Barrett, Abele warn that crowds at polling centers represent a threat to public health.

City Forecasts Election Results Two Days Late

City Forecasts Election Results Two Days Late

180 polling sites to become no more than 12 because so few poll workers available.

Will No One Have the Courage and Good Sense to Postpone the Spring General Election?
Press Release

Will No One Have the Courage and Good Sense to Postpone the Spring General Election?

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan March 31, 2020

Milwaukee Election Worker Staffing Drops As Cases Rise
Press Release

Milwaukee Election Worker Staffing Drops As Cases Rise

City has less than one-third of required election workers

Milwaukee Establishes Drive-Up Early Voting
Barrett Calls for Mail-In Only Election, Delay

Barrett Calls for Mail-In Only Election, Delay

Calls on governor to move back election "or this issue is going to explode."

Dear Governor Evers, Senator Scott Fitzgerald and Representative Robin Vos:
Milwaukee Cancels Early Voting

Milwaukee Cancels Early Voting

UPDATE: Barrett calls for election to be postponed or switched to mail-in only voting.

Governor Evers Doesn’t Want Election Rescheduled

Governor Evers Doesn’t Want Election Rescheduled

Governor said he's open to mail-in only voting. Encourages everyone to request absentee ballots.

Please Vote Absentee In Spring Election

Please Vote Absentee In Spring Election

Mayor Barrett urges voters to use mail-in ballots, seeks legislative changes to improve access, safety.

Want $130? City Needs Poll Workers

Want $130? City Needs Poll Workers

More than 50% of 1,800 poll workers are over 60, city wants them to stay home.

City Hall: Milwaukee Uses Different Voting Machines for Early Voting
City Hall

Milwaukee Uses Different Voting Machines for Early Voting

Use of touchscreens instead of paper ballots intended to improve accessibility, avoid need for 327 unique ballots.

City Hall: Meet the Candidates for City Offices
City Hall

Meet the Candidates for City Offices

Packed spring election features 46 candidates for 19 city offices.

City Hall: Conservative in Mayor Race Ejected
City Hall

Conservative in Mayor Race Ejected

Republican David King failed to submit enough valid signatures, vows court appeal.

Barrett Says 35,000 City Voters At Risk

Barrett Says 35,000 City Voters At Risk

Mayor criticizes voter purge, pushes state officials to protect election system’s integrity.

City Hall: City Voters Will Get Gerrymandering Referendum
City Hall

City Voters Will Get Gerrymandering Referendum

Common Council adds question on nonpartisan legislative districts to the April ballot.

Plenty of Horne: Inside Milwaukee’s Successful DNC Bid
Plenty of Horne

Inside Milwaukee’s Successful DNC Bid

Mayor speaks off the cuff to reveal what happened, what's going on now, what is to come.

City’s Spring Turnout Up 50% Since 2017!

City’s Spring Turnout Up 50% Since 2017!

Contrary to early report, Milwaukee actually had strong turnout for Supreme Court race.

Early Voting for 2019 Spring Election Sees Increased Voter Participation
Press Release

Early Voting for 2019 Spring Election Sees Increased Voter Participation

Residents have opportunity to vote early until Saturday, March 30

City Hall: Nikiya Dodd Handily Wins Council Seat
City Hall

Nikiya Dodd Handily Wins Council Seat

Political veteran could have a big impact on upcoming city budget debate.

Murphy’s Law: Early Voting by Democrats Is Higher
Murphy’s Law

Early Voting by Democrats Is Higher

Madison turnout high, new Milwaukee system attracts bigger early vote.

Early Turnout High for Election

Early Turnout High for Election

Absentee voting far higher than in 2014, nearly equals presidential year of 2016.

Murphy’s Law: Can City Solve Its Turnout Problem?
Murphy’s Law

Can City Solve Its Turnout Problem?

It badly trailed voter turnout in Madison and other areas in 2016.

Mayor Tom Barrett, Election Commission Address Voter Deactivation
Press Release

Mayor Tom Barrett, Election Commission Address Voter Deactivation

State’s system and incorrect data result in erroneous deactivation of voter registrations

Murphy’s Law: Voter Suppression Hurts Everyone
Murphy’s Law

Voter Suppression Hurts Everyone

New research shows votes -- for both blacks and whites -- were suppressed in 2016.

Mayor Barrett Disagrees with Public Release of Confidential Voter Data
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Disagrees with Public Release of Confidential Voter Data

Milwaukee Election Commission receiving calls on release of confidential voter data

Murphy’s Law: An “Epidemic” of Voter Suppression
Murphy’s Law

An “Epidemic” of Voter Suppression

Experts say it's a massive problem in the state and may have swung election nationally.

Murphy’s Law: Did Trump Steal Wisconsin?
Murphy’s Law

Did Trump Steal Wisconsin?

Some point to voter suppression as a factor in this state and others.

Mayor Barrett Reports on In-Person Absentee Voting Numbers
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Reports on In-Person Absentee Voting Numbers

More than 38,000 in-person absentee ballots have been casted since September 26

Murphy’s Law: GOP Goal Less Access for Democratic Voters
Murphy’s Law

GOP Goal Less Access for Democratic Voters

But you have to sift through media coverage of trial testimony for the story.

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win the Elections?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win the Elections?

The turnout will be massive. And could result in upsets.

Common Council President Murphy announces election for 15th District
Press Release

Common Council President Murphy announces election for 15th District

The start date for circulating nomination papers was February 11.

City Seeks Bilingual Poll Workers for April 1 Election

City Seeks Bilingual Poll Workers for April 1 Election

Federal rules and increase in Latino voters push city to increase staff.

Governor’s continued attempts to disenfranchise voters warrant arrest
In Defense of Same Day Registration
Press Release

In Defense of Same Day Registration

Mayor Barrett, government and community leaders, speak out against Governor Walker’s proposal to eliminate same day registration