"Vote Brewers!" Balloting Party at UW-Milwaukee today

MILWAUKEE – With the Vote Brewers! campaign underway and voting for the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in full-swing, the Brewers and UW-Milwaukee have planned a balloting party on the UWM campus today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The party will take place at the UWM Union (2200 East Kenwood Boulevard).

Fans will have an opportunity to cast their votes on a paper ballot or through online balloting via the laptop computers in the UWM Union All-Star Polling District. Fans can qualify to receive a voucher to save 50% in select seating areas for the Brewers-Cubs games at Miller Park on June 5 and 6.  In addition, the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages will be in attendance at the balloting party.

Eight Brewers players are featured on the ballot for the 83rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game, to be held on Tuesday, July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.  Players on this year’s All-Star ballot include 2B Rickie Weeks, 3B Aramis Ramirez, C Jonathan Lucroy, OF Ryan Braun, OF Nyjer Morgan and OF Corey Hart.  Injured players Mat Gamel and Alex Gonzalez also are on the ballot, and write-in candidates are accepted.

In-park balloting at Miller Park began yesterday and will continue through Tuesday, June 19, comprising 23 home dates.  With every 10 ballots turned in to the All-Star Polling District (located on the Field Level Concourse), fans will receive 50% off ticket offer via voucher for select games. They will also receive one raffle ticket that will enter them in a drawing for the opportunity to win a collector’s item that day, ranging from game-used memorabilia to player autographs. A drawing will be held during every home game through June 19 and the winning ticket will be announced during the game.  Rules will be available at the Polling District.

Fans can vote for the Major League All-Stars online at brewers.com through Thursday, June 28 at 10:59 CT.  All fans voting 25 times for their favorite Brewers will be entered into a drawing to win Ryan Braun’s Miller Park suite for a night, complete with tickets, food and a personal visit from the Brewers slugger.  Fans will also receive a ticket saving offer for select Brewers home games.  More information and rules may be found at brewers.com.