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Aurora To Hold Voter Registration Drives At All Hospitals Oct. 9

Monday, September 29, 2008

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- In an effort to help ensure that every voter’s voice is heard on Election Day, Aurora Health Care will hold voter registration drives in the lobbies of all 13 Aurora hospitals across eastern Wisconsin.

Aurora employees and volunteers, who will be trained by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board to serve as special registration deputies, will be on hand from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 9 to register voters in advance of the Nov. 4 election.

“The combination of a hotly contested presidential race, a surge of interest from young, first-time voters, and Wisconsin’s law allowing same-day voter registration is expected to result in crowds and long lines at polling places on Election Day, “ said Kim Welch, senior vice president of Corporate Affairs. “Holding this registration drive can lessen the pressure at the polls and spotlight the importance of participation in the electoral process.

“Additionally, voter registration aligns with our mission to not only promote health and well being, but also to contribute to the overall welfare of the communities we serve,” Welch said.

Individuals wishing to register at an Aurora health center will need to provide their Wisconsin driver’s license number on the voter registration application. Those who do not have a Wisconsin driver’s license will need to include either the number of a state-issued identification card or the last four digits of their Social Security number on the application.

Aurora health centers at which the registration drive will be held are:

  • Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee
  • Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore, Cudahy
  • Aurora Sinai Medical Center
  • Aurora West Allis Medical Center
  • Aurora Medical Center in Hartford
  • Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh
  • Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha
  • Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington
  • Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn
  • Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers
  • Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
  • Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay
  • Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, Wauwatosa

Additionally, 25 Aurora employees have volunteered, at the request of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, to serve as poll workers at voting sites in the City of Milwaukee on Nov. 4.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers care at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Linda Steiner (414-647-3348)

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