Milwaukee residents to vote early at Zelazo Center

As the fall 2018 general election approaches, UW-Milwaukee and the City of Milwaukee are making it easier to vote early.

The Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts Room 171 will be an early voting site for City of Milwaukee residents from Oct. 15 to Nov. 4.

Residents can vote Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., except on Friday, Oct. 26, when the hours will be 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. due to a gubernatorial debate that night. A UWM B.O.S.S. van will be available to take voters to the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building to vote that afternoon.

Residents also can vote at the Zelazo Center on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28 and Nov. 3 and 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Vote 2018 logoAll registered voters living in the City of Milwaukee are eligible to vote early at the Zelazo Center, regardless of their home ward. Wisconsin’s voter ID law requires that all voters show an acceptable photo ID when voting by in-person absentee ballot. For more information about the voter ID law, visit UWM’s Wisconsin Voter ID FAQ.

There will also be in-person voter registration at the Zelazo Center. Eligible voters must have documentation proving their place of residence in order to register. For examples of acceptable forms of documentation, visit UWM’s Registering to Vote FAQ.

To enter the early voting site, please go to the building’s south side doors, by the Zelazo Center parking lot, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.

There will be two, 15-minute parking spaces available. Additional parking can be found on the street and in the UWM Student Union parking garage, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Several city bus routes also stop at the UWM campus. Check with MCTS for routes.

Wisconsin state law prohibits any political activity intended to influence the outcome of an election within 100 feet of a polling place’s entrance. This includes, but is not limited to, displaying campaign buttons, shirts and signs.

The City of Milwaukee will also have early voting sites at the Zeidler Municipal Building, Midtown Center and the Mitchell Street, Zablocki, Center Street and Mill Road libraries.

For more information about voter registration, early voting and the election, visit the State of Wisconsin Elections Commission’s MyVote Wisconsin website.

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