In-person, absentee voters head to polls in large numbers
MILWAUKEE — Frank Jude joined dozens of marchers in Milwaukee Saturday morning, May 26th as they make their way through the city’s downtown in the hopes of encouraging the electorate to get out and vote in the upcoming recall election.
The march stopped outside of the Zeidler Municipal Building, where march organizers say the event does not push partisanship, but participation.
“This is about democracy. Our democracy’s healthiest when everyone participates. Milwaukee has been controversial — there’s been debate about Milwaukee’s role in the state. It’s important for Milwaukee just to be a huge part of this election” march organizer, Robert Kraig said.
Inside the building, Sue Edman, Milwaukee Election Commission’s executive director, said less than one week into the process, in-person absentee voting is particularly popular.
“We’ve seen 3,400 to 3,500 people come in and vote, and that’s very unusual,” Edman said.
Edman said polling place hours have been extended to accommodate what she calls a pretty steady flow of voters, including Clarissa Adams.
“I wanna vote early so I can advocate until the 5th to get others out to vote, especially those that don’t know the importance of it,” Adams said.
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