Media Contact

Alyssa Mauk, ACLU of Wisconsin communications director,

December 12, 2023

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Common Council unanimously approved new early voting locations today for the spring and fall 2024 elections at 6001 W. Capitol Drive and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM) and Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) campuses.

“This victory comes after months of advocacy from a coalition of community organizations defending voting rights for those who depend upon Milwaukee’s most popular early voting site, the Midtown Shopping Center, as it faced closure. We joined Souls to the Polls, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, Power to the Polls, Leaders Igniting Transformation, SEIU, EXPO, Working Families Party, and Wisconsin Democracy Campaign to demand the visibly close, accessible, and equitable alternative at 6001 W. Capitol Drive,” said Deputy Advocacy Director James Stein.

The ACLU of Wisconsin also testified before the Mayor and Common Council to secure funding for new early voting locations at UWM and MATC to empower young and busy Milwaukeeans to exercise their freedom to vote. By offering testimony training at UWM, we built community power for the campaign and presented a unified front before our city officials.

“We hope that the community will utilize these new polling places to cast their vote and make their voices heard. Now, we gear up to get out the vote in 2024,” Stein said.