100,000 Milwaukeeans have already cast ballots, Barrett announces at first of two get-out-the-vote efforts

by Ricardo Torres for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

With a little more than a week before the Nov. 3 presidential election, 100,000 people already have cast their vote in Milwaukee, according to Mayor Tom Barrett.  

Barrett spoke at an early-voting rally in front of Fiserv Forum on Saturday.  

“Let me put that number into context,” Barrett said. “In the city of Milwaukee, there are 315,000 registered voters. So we’re at about 31% of where we are in terms of registered voters. In terms of people who voted in the 2016 election, there were about 250,000 (votes cast) so we’re about 40% of that number. But we still have a ways to go.” 

The event was organized by the Milwaukee Area Service and Hospitality Workers Organization, which brought together nearly 40 food service workers to advocate for voting in this election. Many of the workers have had their jobs affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  

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