Polls are open, voters see long lines on Election Day

MILWAUKEE -- Voters took to the polls Tuesday, November 6th  to cast their ballots in the 2012 election. Polls opened in Wisconsin at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m.

In an effort to make the sure the process of voting ran as smoothly as possible on Tuesday, the City of Milwaukee Election Commissioner Neil Albrecht offered some suggestions for voters. First, he encouraged folks to find out the location of their polling place, and know who will be on hand at said polling places, monitoring the process.

“We have the voters themselves, we have election workers and we have observers. The only people who should be talking to a voter in an voting room are the election workers. Observers are not allowed to engage voters,” Albrecht said.

Albrecht also suggested voters have patience, and an appropriate attitude.

“Think of your voting experience as an adventure. Be as positive and as prepared as you can be,” Albrecht said.

Albrecht said voter volume tends to peak between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and again around dinner time.

Voters who did not need to register at the polls did not need to show a photo ID to cast a ballot. However, voters who registered on Election Day needed to show a photo ID and proof of residency.

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