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City of Milwaukee to Expand Early Voting Opportunities

Erin Toner

Now that a federal judge has struck down a Wisconsin law restricting early voting, the City of Milwaukee plans to offer it for four weeks, during some evening and weekend hours and at a number of locations.

The dates will be Oct. 10 - Nov. 4, according Neil Albrecht, executive director of the city's Election Commission. 

A relatively-new state law had limited early voting to business hours on weekdays, during the two weeks before an election and to a central location.

Albrecht says the city may further revise its plan, but right now, his office plans to set up early voting sites on Milwaukee's south and north sides from Oct. 10 - 21, and downtown from Oct. 24 - Nov. 4.

Before a federal judge muted Wisconsin's restrictions, the soonest early voting could have begun was Oct. 24.

The election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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