The numbers are in: City of Milwaukee surpasses early voting record set back in 2012

MILWAUKEE -- The numbers are in. The City of Milwaukee has surpassed its early voting record set back in 2012.

The announcement was made Thursday, November 3rd by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett -- and more votes are still expected to come in.

As of Wednesday, November 2nd, more than 38,000 in-person absentee votes had been cast -- already 2,000 more than in 2012.

The number of in-person absentee votes cast is likely to continue to go up.

Saturday, November 5th is the last day to vote early in Milwaukee.

City officials expect the number of in-person absentee ballots cast by Saturday to be close to 50,000. That could represent one in five voters citywide.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said the reason is because of expanded voting hours and added early-voting sites.

"We've always felt that if we had more locations and more hours, that more people would want to vote early. People want to have that convenience. They don't want to wait in line on election day -- or they might have a schedule that requires them to vote early," Barrett said.

Everything you need to know BEFORE you head to the polls

Friday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m. is the deadline to register to vote prior to the election.

You will be able to register at the polls on election day -- November 8th.