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City Hall: Election Commission Leader Barely Confirmed
City Hall

Election Commission Leader Barely Confirmed

Approved by 8-7 vote, with council members charging she lied during approval process.

City Hall: Library Director Paula Kiely Retiring
City Hall

Library Director Paula Kiely Retiring

Kiely has led library since 2006, presided over great change.

City Hall: Miller Park To Be Early Voting Site
City Hall

Miller Park To Be Early Voting Site

Milwaukee residents will be able to vote for President at ballpark.

City Hall: Election Director Nominee Is Back In
City Hall

Election Director Nominee Is Back In

Claire Woodall-Vogg would like to run Milwaukee Election Commission after all.

City Hall: Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees
City Hall

Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees

Most being confirmed unanimously after long meetings.

City Hall: Election Director Appointee Pulls Out
City Hall

Election Director Appointee Pulls Out

Says she was working 18-hour days in worst year of her life and told to be less honest to be confirmed.

Pandemic Reduced Black Vote, Study Finds

Pandemic Reduced Black Vote, Study Finds

Study finds lack of polling places, fear of COVID-19 reduced April turnout of Black city voters by nearly 10%.

City Hall: Common Council Threatens City Shakeup
City Hall

Common Council Threatens City Shakeup

Votes to hold every Barrett cabinet appointment, wants systemic change in all city operations.

City Holds Emergency Council Meeting To Approve Voting Sites, Why?

City Holds Emergency Council Meeting To Approve Voting Sites, Why?

Move expands early voting access from three to 16 sites.

City Hall: Proposal Would Mail Milwaukee Voters Absentee Request Forms
City Hall

Proposal Would Mail Milwaukee Voters Absentee Request Forms

Proposal from incoming Dimitrijevic would make it easier for people to vote in November election.

12 Election Takeaways

12 Election Takeaways

How high was turnout, lawyers will be busy, girl power, streetcar wins again and a new council president?

Some 6,000 City Ballots Lost in Mail

Some 6,000 City Ballots Lost in Mail

Ballots from Fox Point, Appleton, Oshkosh also lost. All went to downtown Milwaukee postal office.

City Accepts Ballots Without Clear Postmarks

City Accepts Ballots Without Clear Postmarks

390 of 11,141 ballots received after election day had missing or illegible post marks.

Milwaukee Election Commission “Zoom Bombed”

Milwaukee Election Commission “Zoom Bombed”

While attempting to decide what to do about ballots, meeting is interrupted by graphic content.

Inside Milwaukee’s Vote Counting Operation

Inside Milwaukee’s Vote Counting Operation

Over 200 workers sort, count and process thousands of ballots in a downtown office building.

City Calls for USPS Investigation Into Missing Ballots

City Calls for USPS Investigation Into Missing Ballots

Tubs of ballots are showing up across Wisconsin that didn't get mailed to voters.

Milwaukee’s Voter Turnout Is Way Down

Milwaukee’s Voter Turnout Is Way Down

18,803 voted in person. Total current turnout less than half that in April 2016.

Why Does Madison Have More Voting Sites Than Milwaukee?

Why Does Madison Have More Voting Sites Than Milwaukee?

It's less than half the size, but has 13 times the voting sites and three times the workforce.

No Election Results Until April 13th

No Election Results Until April 13th

Results won't be reported until next week, to allow time for all absentee ballots to arrive.

Photo Gallery: Long Lines at Milwaukee’s Polling Places
Photo Gallery

Long Lines at Milwaukee’s Polling Places

Voters turn out to vote in-person, most wearing masks. See our photos.

Where Are the Missing Ballots?

Where Are the Missing Ballots?

While municipalities search for missing ballots, voters can still go to the polls Tuesday.

Absentee Ballots Must Be Mailed Back By April 7th

Absentee Ballots Must Be Mailed Back By April 7th

All absentee ballots must be postmarked and mailed Tuesday. US Supreme Court rules on Wisconsin election.

Supreme Court Reinstates Election, Overrules Evers

Supreme Court Reinstates Election, Overrules Evers

April 7th in-person election will occur as scheduled says court.

Murphy’s Law: Republican Hypocrisy on Election
Murphy’s Law

Republican Hypocrisy on Election

Why wouldn’t Vos, Fitzgerald postpone the election? Because they were safer.

Governor Evers Suspends In-Person Voting Until June

Governor Evers Suspends In-Person Voting Until June

UPDATE: Wisconsin Supreme Court overrules Evers, reinstates election.

Holding Election Angers Municipal Officials

Holding Election Angers Municipal Officials

“It’s madness.” Statewide shortage of 7,000 poll workers.

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