On Monday, Oct. 6, Mayor Barrett and members of the Milwaukee Common Council launched a social media campaign to help promote awareness of the new voter ID regulations needed for the upcoming November elections.
City officials unveiled The Voter ID Challenge, an initiative to encourage Milwaukee community leaders and residents to take to social media and show they have their photo ID and are ready to vote.
City officials will use social media networks, such as Twitter, to widely reach the public through a modern medium.
New legislation requiring voters to have valid ID’s in order to cast their votes will make it more difficult for women and minorities to have their say in the general election next month that will decide the governor and attorney general.
Barrett and the Common Council are doing their best to make sure that the public knows exactly what it will need to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Those taking part in the Voter ID Challenge can direct their questions or Twitter posts to the hashtag #VoterIDChallenge.
Among city officials that attended the campaign launch in the Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda were Common Council members such as President Michael Murphy, Ald. Ashanti Hamilton, Ald. Jose Perez, Ald. Nik Kovac, Ald.James Bohl, Ald. Robert Bauman, Ald. Milele Coggs, Ald. Terry Witkowski, and City of Milwaukee Election Commissioner Neil Albrecht.