Milwaukee Votes: Mayor Johnson announces effort to get more residents to the polls

Milwaukee Votes: Mayor Johnson announces effort to get more residents to the polls

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Business, social service and government leaders are linking arms, hoping to get more Milwaukeeans to the polls this year.

The effort, launched by Mayor Johnson Tuesday morning, is called Milwaukee Votes. 

The plan is to use various methods, including online voter registration information and an increase in the numbers of early voting sites, to invite more eligible voters to participate. 

"We are hoping to connect with new voters, which we will be able to track registrations and actually voting of people who necessarily weren't engaged in democracy previously," said Claire Woodall-Vogg, Milwaukee Election Commission. "And if we can use the tools that are being presented here to help employees register, find out where they can vote and actually vote, that's one of the strongest things that employers can do."

Milwaukee Votes promises to share non-partisan information with eligible voters. 

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