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Live updates: Election Day is here; Voting now underway – WISN Milwaukee

The campaign season is coming to an end Tuesday as voters head to the polls in Wisconsin and across the country.Voters will be casting ballots in the 2020 presidential election and several other local races. Voters can register to vote on Election Day in Wisconsin.Polls in Wisconsin will be open until 8 p.m. Tuesday.Anyone in line at the time polls close should stay in line.They will be allowed to vote.Election officials are urging people to take precautions when they go to the polls due to the coronavirus pandemic.5 p.m. update:Some voters at the West Allis City Hall are waiting up to 90 minutes to cast their ballots. Lines stretch outside and around the building to allow for social distancing.4:15 p.m. update:WISN 12 News has learned Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will watch the election returns tonight at home with his family. There is no election night party or public event at Wisconsin Democratic coordinated campaign headquarters in Milwaukee. President Donald Trump’s Wisconsin campaign headquarters are at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, where there will be some people speaking tonight.3 p.m. update:In Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett said, “There are no lines, and it’s a beautiful day.” He said there were longer lines first thing this morning, but since then, things have been moving smoothly. He reminded people there is a 7:30 p.m. deadline in the city of Milwaukee to drop off a ballot in the designated drop boxes. The second shift at the central count location is just getting started, Barrett said. 11 a.m. update:Elections officials urge all voters to return their absentee ballots by 7:30 p.m. so they can be at the central count location by the time polls close.10 a.m. update:Milwaukee Elections Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall-Vogg said all central count workers showed up on Election Day.Organizers had staffed for some no-shows but said they were not needed.About 400 workers are in rented office space in Milwaukee processing about 175,000 ballots.Workers will staff three shifts until all ballots are counted.Officials expect that to be completed sometime between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday.8 a.m. update:A record number of absentee ballots have been cast across Wisconsin.State elections officials reported nearly 2.1 million voters chose to vote absentee.About 93% of those ballots, or 1.9 million, have been returned.Another 644,843 residents voted early in-person.A little more than 51% of the state’s registered voters have already cast their ballots ahead of Election Day.Clerks said they expect 60% of ballots to be cast absentee and about 40% to be cast in-person.7 a.m. update:Polls are now open in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin.Elections workers have begun the long process of opening and preparing absentee ballots to be counted.WISN 12 News will have continuing updates throughout the day.

The campaign season is coming to an end Tuesday as voters head to the polls in Wisconsin and across the country.

Voters will be casting ballots in the 2020 presidential election and several other local races.

Voters can register to vote on Election Day in Wisconsin.

Polls in Wisconsin will be open until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Anyone in line at the time polls close should stay in line.

They will be allowed to vote.

Election officials are urging people to take precautions when they go to the polls due to the coronavirus pandemic.

5 p.m. update:

Some voters at the West Allis City Hall are waiting up to 90 minutes to cast their ballots. Lines stretch outside and around the building to allow for social distancing.

4:15 p.m. update:

WISN 12 News has learned Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will watch the election returns tonight at home with his family.

There is no election night party or public event at Wisconsin Democratic coordinated campaign headquarters in Milwaukee.

President Donald Trump’s Wisconsin campaign headquarters are at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, where there will be some people speaking tonight.

3 p.m. update:

In Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett said, “There are no lines, and it’s a beautiful day.” He said there were longer lines first thing this morning, but since then, things have been moving smoothly.

He reminded people there is a 7:30 p.m. deadline in the city of Milwaukee to drop off a ballot in the designated drop boxes.

The second shift at the central count location is just getting started, Barrett said.

11 a.m. update:

Elections officials urge all voters to return their absentee ballots by 7:30 p.m. so they can be at the central count location by the time polls close.

10 a.m. update:

Milwaukee Elections Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall-Vogg said all central count workers showed up on Election Day.

Organizers had staffed for some no-shows but said they were not needed.

About 400 workers are in rented office space in Milwaukee processing about 175,000 ballots.

Workers will staff three shifts until all ballots are counted.

Officials expect that to be completed sometime between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

8 a.m. update:

A record number of absentee ballots have been cast across Wisconsin.

State elections officials reported nearly 2.1 million voters chose to vote absentee.

About 93% of those ballots, or 1.9 million, have been returned.

Another 644,843 residents voted early in-person.

A little more than 51% of the state’s registered voters have already cast their ballots ahead of Election Day.

Clerks said they expect 60% of ballots to be cast absentee and about 40% to be cast in-person.

7 a.m. update:

Polls are now open in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin.

Elections workers have begun the long process of opening and preparing absentee ballots to be counted.

WISN 12 News will have continuing updates throughout the day.


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