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Milwaukee Calls In Extra Poll Workers For Recall Election

June 5, 2012

This is what I like to see.  Democracy in action!

Heavy turnout in Milwaukee led the city Election Commission to call out the reserves Tuesday.

Extra poll workers were sent to polling places at Becher Terrace, Bradley Tech High School, Keenan Health Center, Morse Middle School, Rufus King International School Middle Years Campus and Cass Street, 53rd Street, Grantosa and Parkview schools, said Sue Edman, the election commission’s executive director.

The backup workers were needed to handle long lines, partly because a significant number of new voters were registering at the polls, Edman said.

“We knew things would be busy, but we didn’t know how busy,” Edman said.

In some cases, poll workers were shifted from less-crowded polling places to busier ones, Edman said. In other cases, she used poll workers who had agreed to be on call or city administrators who had volunteered to help out, she said.

2 Comments
  1. June 5, 2012 8:46 PM

    Are you serious with that commen?

    You have no idea what you are talking about–that is how numbers are forecast with new registrations from the last election cycle. That is not fraud in any sense of the word. Many places around Wisconsin will be speaking and writing in such a way tonight.

  2. June 5, 2012 7:39 PM

    According to Think Progress that there is 119% voter turn out in Madison.

    No voter fraud there of course.

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