The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County are taking steps to make things easier for people to vote by absentee and to ride buses, but to do both safely.
In the Thursday 4 p.m. combined news conference for COVID-19-related options, Milwaukee County Transit System Managing Director Dan Boehm announced that all bus fares will be suspended starting Saturday morning at 4 a.m.
People are being directed to enter and leave via the back of the bus (avoiding a fewer-than-six-feet proximity between the rider and bus driver), and to leave at least six feet between each other.
However, Boehm suggested that people still stay at home to help halt the spread of coronavirus.
“Buses may be free, but you are safer at home,” he said.
Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the library system will open four locations to drop off absentee ballots for the April 7 presidential primary and general election.
– Washington Park
– Bay View
– Mill Road