Anticipated voter turnout at about 16% for partisan primary election

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MILWAUKEE -- Elections officials are projecting a 16% turnout at the polls for the partisan primary Tuesday, August 9th.

Neil Albrecht, the executive director of the City of Milwaukee Election Commission said Tuesday they're projecting turnout will be about 16% of eligible voters -- about 18-20% of registered voters.

Milwaukee has 193 polling locations and about 1,200 poll workers for this primary.

Voter turnout

Voter turnout

Albrecht said there was a rush of voters Tuesday morning, and some were already in line when the doors opened. He said there was a lull Tuesday afternoon.

Albrecht said he expects a rush when people head home from work on Tuesday evening. The polls close at 8:00 p.m.

"As long as you’re in line at your voting site, we honestly don’t anticipate any lines. Things are moving pretty quickly at all the voting sites -- but should you be in a line at 8:00 and you’re still going to be able to vote," Albrecht said.

Voter turnout

Voter turnout

A reminder for voters: This is a partisan primary, so you cannot vote for candidates across parties. If you do, your ballot will be rejected and you will have to start the process over.

Voter turnout

“All five of the political parties on one ballot -- and that confuses voters. They think they can vote for some candidates from one party, some candidates from another party. You can’t do that in a partisan primary. That’s called cross-party voting and your ballot's going to get rejected at the voting machine," Albrecht said.

If you're confused, you can ask a poll worker for help.

1 Comment

  • imcrazy

    Interesting, I walked up to the table and showed my ID and voted. I have an ID, I have nothing to hide, If you can’t figure out how to get an ID you aren’t smart enough to vote.

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