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Adopt A Voting Site

A Community Partnership to Ensure Efficient and Accurate Elections at Milwaukee's Voting Sites. Sponsored by the City of Milwaukee Election Commission, Help Milwaukee Vote was initiated to encourage Milwaukee's leading citizens, corporations and community organizations to promote voting and civic engagement.  Through the Adopt-A-Voting Site program, various corporations and organizations are able to take a more active role in the elections process.

Frequently Asked Questions:


What is involved with sponsoring a site?

Your organization or business agrees to adopt one of Milwaukee's 195 voting sites by providing a number of individuals (depending on the site selected) to staff a voting site as Election Inspectors during an election. Election Inspectors issue ballots to voters, register new voters and act as greeters.

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Is adopting a site considered political activity?

The goal is to present a positive voting experience for Milwaukeeans. Help Milwaukee Vote is a non-partisan activity, meaning that participation does not benefit any political party or candidate.


What are the hours at a voting site?

The polling locations open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m..  Workers are expected to work from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 9:00 p.m. or when the work is completed.

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How is the voting site selected?

The Election Commission will work with you to choose a site to adopt.

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What skills are the qualifications and skills necessary to be an Election Inspector?

Election Inspectors must be eligible to vote and never been convicted of a felony. Necessary skills include reading and writing English as well as an ability to process information and work well with the public.

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What type of training is provided?

Election Inspectors receive a two-hour training which may be scheduled at a workplace.

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What are the election dates?

Groups are asked to adopt their selected site for the following scheduled elections:

  • Partisan Primary
    • Tuesday, August 9, 2016
  • Fall General Election
    • Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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How many people?

The number of people varies. Based on the voting site adopted, staffing can range from six to twelve people. Your commitment can be based on your staffing capacity.

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How will our involvement be recognized?

The Election Commission will recognize all voting site sponsors through a number of opportunities, including website recognition, signage at the voting site, and press release mentions.

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Current Participants

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Delta Chi Lambda Chapter
  • Alumnus of A.O. Smith Club
  • Church of the Living God
  • Corinthian Lodge #5
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Diamond Jubilee Pearls Foundation
  • Eastern Star/Elective Chapter #7
  • Eastern Star/Martha Chapter
  • Eastern Star/Vega Chapter #76/Lake Lodge #189
  • Gamma Pi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gammo Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Holy Recovery International Church
  • Incarnation Lutheran Church
  • Kappa Phi
  • Masons/Blazing Star Lodge #4
  • Masons/King David Lodge #10
  • Masons/Tyre Lodge #8
  • Milwaukee French Immersion PTA
  • Milwaukee Police Historical Society
  • Milwaukee Police Band
  • Milwaukee Urban League
  • Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church
  • Princehall Masonic Order/Ashler Lodge #7
  • Rufus King High School Student Gov.
  • Sherman Park Community Assn
  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
  • Sigma Chi Colony Fraternity
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. - Iota Psi Sigma Chapter
  • Village Ministries
  • Zembo Court #130