11/2/04 9:00 AM EST
As Many As 20,000 Voter Registrations In Milwaukee Have Not Been Processed
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Mayor Tom Barrett said yesterday that between "15,000 and 20,000 Milwaukee residents who registered to vote in recent months have not had their forms processed and may find themselves unregistered at the polls Tuesday." Barrett said "the problem was the sheer volume of registration forms that were completed by groups conducting voter drives, with many forms submitted 'at the last minute.'" Though voters will be able to re-register at the polls, the "revelation could add a new level of frustration for voters tomorrow, extending waits that are already expected to be long, if voters find out they need to wait in a second line to re-register before they are able to vote."