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.

If you are interested in participating in the Adopt-A-Voting Site Program, please complete the Interest Form below or email Michelle Caples at mcaple@milwaukee.gov for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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  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.

  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.

  How is the voting site selected?

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

  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.

  What type of training is provided?

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

  What are the election dates?

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

  • Spring Primary - Tuesday, February 15
  • Spring Election - Tuesday, April 5
  • Fall Primary - Tuesday, August 9
  • General Election - Tuesday, November 8
  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.

  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.

Adopt-A-Voting Site Interest Form

 

What is the name of your organization?

Why is your organization interested in participating in the Adopt-a-Site Program?

How many members of your organization are able to participate in the Adopt-a-Site Program? Participants in the Adopt a Site community partnership must be a U.S. citizen, resident of Milwaukee County, at least 18 years of age, not currently serving a sentence including probation or parole for a felony conviction, and not otherwise disqualified from voting. 

Is your organization available to participate in the following four elections in 2022?  

  • Spring Primary - Tuesday, February 15
  • Spring Election - Tuesday, April 5
  • Fall Primary - Tuesday, August 9
  • General Election - Tuesday, November 8

 Yes  No

Will your participating members be available to attend virtual or in-person training classes? 

 Yes  No

Will two of your members be available to be trained as supervisors (Chief Inspectors) for a voting site?

 Yes  No

Your organization must have two primary contacts, who will work with the Adopt-A-Site coordinator.

Primary Contact 1 Full Name   Email   Phone Number
Primary Contact 2 Full Name  Email  Phone Number 

 

Claire Woodall-Vogg, Executive Director 

Claire Woodall-Vogg, Executive Director


 414-286-3491


  414-286-8445


Commissioners

  • Terrell Martin
  • Patricia Ruiz-Cantú
  • (Vacant)

 voterinfo@milwaukee.gov


 City Hall, 200 E. Wells Street, Room 501, Milwaukee, WI 53202 

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Current Participants

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.                               
  • Delta Chi Lambda Chapter
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Eastern Star/Electa Chapter #7
  • Eastern Star/Martha Chapter
  • Eastern Star/Vega Chapter #76/Lake Lodge #189
  • Gamma Pi Sigma Chapter of 
  • Sigma Gammo Rho Sorority
  • Holy Recovery International Church
  • Masons/Blazing Star Lodge #4
  • Masons/King David Lodge #10
  • Masons/Tyre Lodge #8
  • Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters
  • Milwaukee French Immersion PTA
  • Milwaukee Police Historical Society
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc - Kappa Phi Chapter
  • Princehall Masonic Order/Ashler Lodge #7
  • Queen Esther #6
  • Sarah Joy Chapter #8
  • Sherman Park Community Assn
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Iota Psi Sigma Chapter
  • Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., Milwaukee Chapter
  • True Square Lodge #11
  • Unity Grand Chapter OES
  • Zembo Court #130
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