Mayor Cavalier Johnson
Press Release

In-person early voting starts today


By - Oct 20th, 2020 03:57 pm

The start of in-person early voting in Wisconsin begins today – Tuesday, October 20th. Common Council President Cavalier Johnson is urging all Milwaukee residents to take advantage of this early voting opportunity to cast their ballot. Early voting will run from October 20th through November 1st, and voter registration is still available at in-person voting sites but proper proof of residence is required. Proof of residence may include: a current and valid Wisconsin Driver License or state ID; any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit; a utility bill for the period commencing no earlier than 90 days before Election Day; bank or credit card statements; and a paycheck or paystub. For a full list of acceptable proof of residence documents please click here.

“We are less than two weeks away from Election Day, and I’m asking all residents to make sure you have a plan to vote, whether that is by mail, voting early in-person which starts today, or voting at your polling place on November 3rd,” Alderman Johnson said. “I was thrilled to see the turnout this morning at the Midtown Center site as Milwaukeeans lined up to cast their votes. Our democracy works best when more people are engaged and involved, and based on the early enthusiasm it’s safe to say that our residents are ready to have their voices heard.”

There are 14 early voting sites in Milwaukee this year, and polling hours differ by location. A photo ID is required to vote. The voting sites and times are as follows.

Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. & Saturday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

Monday & Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting on Wednesday, October 21st

Independence First and Manitoba School are by appointment only. Appointment requests will be considered after October 20th. Please note requests are honored based on the voter’s inability to vote at any of the other sites during the scheduled voting hours.  Please email to request an appointment.

Residents can also still request an absentee ballot online at For additional information on election related matters please visit

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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