Important Election Day Information

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day April 7, 2020, at the town hall, 230 E County Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901.

While we take precautions for the health and safety of our election inspectors and voters, this is what you can expect when you arrive, and we are asking voters to please abide by these rules.

  • The main door will either be held open or we will have a greeter opening the door to minimize contact with door handle.
  • Voter must sanitize hands when entering and leaving the building. Sanitizer will be available for use to voters.
  • Keep your distance, the 6’ rule, from other people.
  • Have your Photo ID or Proof of Residency out of your pocket, wallet or purse and if it is possible, wipe ID card with disinfectant.
  • We will have pens to sign the poll book you may keep, or you may bring your own.
  • We will ask you to mark the ballot with the special marking pen we provide and return it as your leave. The used marking pens will be sanitized before reuse. The marking pens we use are a quick-drying ink to not damage the machine.
  • Please be patient and courteous.

If you are experiencing shortness of breath, cough, fever (100.4F), nasal congestion, sore throat, achiness, in quarantine, or have recently traveled by commercial flight within the last 14-days, please call the town hall (920) 231-5887 for further instructions to either curbside vote or hospitalization absentee. Do not enter building.

ABSENTEE VOTERS  –

The United States Supreme Court also issued a decision.  They have ruled on the deadline for absentee ballots:

Under this ruling, in order for an absentee ballot to be counted it must be postmarked by April 7 and received by 4:00pm on April 13th or hand delivered to the polls by 8:00 pm on Election Day, April 7.   Ballots postmarked after April 7 or hand delivered after 8:00pm on April 7 cannot be counted. 

Election Day tally results will not be known until after April 13th.

Questions: Call the town hall on Election Day at 920-231-5887 or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov.

I would like to personally give a HUGE THANK YOU to:

  • Hendricks Distillery, clerk for the Town of Rushford Peggy Hendricks, for the hand sanitizer.
  • Chairman Jim Erdman for running my errands and delivering absentees to the post office at the end of the day.
  • Supervisors Matt Merten and Bill Demler for creating the awesome election inspector barriers quickly and with little notice.
  • Treasurer Laura Hunt for expediting my shopping list to pick-up and deliver supplies.
  • First Responder Coordinator Jason Selwitschka for offering his expertise, assistance and supplies.
  • Carol Kaufmann for donating handmade masks and other odds and ends.
  • Town Custodian Bill Rupnow for prepping the building.
  • Chief Election Inspector Linda Werner for her leadership role.
  • Eternally grateful to all the wonderful people who have volunteered to step-in and work the polls. I will honor and acknowledge your names at a later date.
  • The State of Wisconsin and Winnebago County for their supplies and support.
  • The National Guard for their personnel assistance.
  • And to my family for putting up with me and supporting me through the last 3-weeks.
National Guard members

Sharing a Beautiful Letter of Thanks

We want to share the good news that our First Responder medical responder members do on-call every day in a time of need. They are truly committed to serving our community.

With permission from Joan and Scott Giltner, we are posting their beautiful letter written to our medical emergency responders with great gratitude.

The letter tells the story and speaks for itself. We are happy to report that Joan continues to do well.

Please take a moment to assess your own household.

  • Is your house address number easily seen from the road?
  • Is your house address number clearly read on your mailbox on the road?
  • Does either need to be added or replaced?

By having your house address properly seen helps the responders find you quickly should there be a need during an emergency.

 

Scott and Joan Giltner
Town of Oshkosh responders with Joan and Scott Giltner during a visit to the fire station.
Joe Kossel, (left to right) Matt Overton, Chris Kiefer, and Andy Albrecht who responded to the emergency call with Joan and Scott Giltner (center)




April 7, 2020 – Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election – Timeline & Information

Updated 3/25/2020. TOWN OF OSHKOSH, Wisconsin.

Important! Please check to confirm that you are contacting the correct municipal clerk for voter registration and absentee voting. To quickly find this information, visit MyVote.wi.gov website.

ABSENTEE BALLOT applications are accepted ONLINE at myvote.wi.gov website until Thursday, April 2, 2020 and the ballot will be mailed to you.

Please consider USPS mail time to you and to return ballot mailing when considering this option especially during the week before the Election.

It is highly encouraged to make your absentee application online for those who are able to limit in-person voters who are not able. Direct the senior/elderly, those that may have difficulties navagating the internet on a phone, tablet, or computer, to call me to discuss accomodations and options in obtaining an absentee ballot.

The easiest way is to do the entire online process from a smartphone or tablet.

  • Go to the My Vote WI website, click link: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
  • Click/tap on Vote Absentee button/tile
  • Search your first and last name, and birthdate (do not use hyphens, slashes) 2-digits month, 2-digits day, 4-digits year
  • If you cannot find yourself, call me 920-235-7771
  • Verify your address
  • Select the election(s) you want a ballot for
  • Click on add file(s). Take a picture of your photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) Must see photo & expiration date. Selfies do not qualify as photo ID. Tip: If you already have your photo ID on file with the clerk it will not ask to add file (upload) your photo ID.
  • Submit
  • Delete your photo ID picture from your photo library on your device

If you make a request for an Absentee Ballot, PLEASE provide your phone number and/or email address if there is an issue with any of the information!

IN-PERSON ABSENTEE voting by appointment began March 18, 2020 and runs through Friday, April 3, 2020. To schedule an appointment please call 920-235-7771 or email message to clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov.

REGISTER to VOTE ONLINE has been extended to March 30, 2020 for new registration or to update name or address. After that date new registration or name/address changes will need to be done by mail, in-person, or on Election Day. Questions, please call 920-235-7771.

What is on my ballot? View sample ballot

The State of WI addresses Frequently Asked Questions regarding COVID-19, read more.

More details and information about absentee voting & general election information is found on our Election Page.

To stay informed of any future announcements please subscribe.

Timeline of events:

March

18     Last day for electors to register to vote by mail or online to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election. Mailed registrations must be postmarked no later than this date. (After this date, electors must register in-person in the municipal clerk’s office or at the polls on Election Day). To schedule an in-person appointment with the town clerk call 920-235-7771 or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov.

28     Last day for electors to begin to acquire residence for the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election. Electors moving after this date may vote from their prior address.

April

2        Last Day (5:00 p.m.) for regular and permanent overseas electors to request absentee ballots by mail (online, email) for the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election.

3     Last Day (5:00 p.m.) for indefinitely confined electors and military electors, not on active duty away from their residence to request absentee ballots by mail (online, email) for the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election.

3     Last Day (5:00 p.m.) for electors to register to vote in the municipal clerk’s office or other designated location(s).  To schedule an appointment with town clerk call 920-235-7771 or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov.

3       Last day (5:00 p.m.) for electors to vote by absentee ballot in-person with the municipal clerk for the Town of Oshkosh residents in the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election. To schedule an appointment with town clerk call 920-235-7771 or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov.

       Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election. Vote at the polling place. Register to vote at the polling place. Polling hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m at the town hall, 230 E. County Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901.

Polling Place on Election Day address is:

Town of Oshkosh town hall
230 E County Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901

Be Prepared

You must have Proof of Residency to register to vote.

You must have Photo ID to vote.


On-Line Voter Registration extended to March 30, 2020

March 21, 2020 – SUBJECT:    URGENT – Federal Court Decision Orders Continuation of Online Registration Through March 30, 2020

  • A federal judge has ordered the WEC to reopen online voter registration until March 30 due to Coronavirus COVID-19.  
  • WEC staff is currently making and testing code changes to MyVote.wi.gov and will notify clerks as soon as the online voter registration service is available again early this week.
  • The memo contains additional details and a copy of the court’s decision.  

Absentee Ballot applications can be made online until April 2nd. Please consider USPS mail time to you and to return ballot mailing when considering this option especially during the week before the Election. In-person absentee is through April 3rd.

My Vote Wisconsin website for online registration and absentee: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/


Town of Oshkosh is a recipient of Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) grant award

On March 4, 2020, all recipients were publicly announced of the Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) grant award. https://wisconsindot.gov/Documents/doing-bus/local-gov/astnce-pgms/aid/mls-awards.pdf

The Town of Oshkosh is grateful to be one of the recipients selected. In November 2019, the town applied for an estimated 1-mile Vinland Street project that is in desperate need of road repairs that will improve the economic value in that area for commuters to businesses and between schools.

“The program was designed to allow communities to prioritize their transportation needs and submit projects ranging from roads and bridges, to harbors and railroads, to transit equipment and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.”

The news announcement can be read on the DOT website at https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/about-wisdot/newsroom/news-rel/030420-MLSAwards.aspx

More about MLS funding: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/local-gov/astnce-pgms/aid/mls.aspx

We are thankful to the Wisconsin Towns Association that pushed hard for more transportation aid for the rural communities. Their statement can be read on their website at https://www.wisctowns.com/documents/wta-mls-award-press-release-3.4.2020-2-.pdf

We are very appreciative of the additional funding and pleased to report this great news to town residents and our neighboring community.  


Statewide Referendum April 7, 2020 Ballot

Wisconsin Statewide Constitutional Amendment 19JR-003; A yes or no question for voters on the April 7, 2020 ballot. The question is:

Explanation of the referendum pdf document link.

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A direct link to the Wisconsin Election Commission pdf file read is: https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-02/19JR-003.pdf

 

Information on your polling place, voter status, how to register, change registration, or request for absentee ballot, visit My Vote WI website at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/


Spring Primary February 18, 2020 Results

The unofficial election results of the February 18, 2020 Spring Primary in the Town of Oshkosh, WI.

Voter Participation:

376 Casted Votes – 22% of registered voters
0 Provisionals
46 Absentee votes counted
12 Unreturned Absentees
12 new registration

Justice of the Supreme Court
Vote for 1

222 – Daniel Kelly
118 – Jill J. Karofsky
25 – Ed Fallone
1 – Write-In

Next Election is Tuesday, April 7, 2020

For voter registration or to apply for an absentee ballot online go to State of WI – My Vote WI website, link below:

https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/

Election questions for the Town of Oshkosh residents please call 920-235-7771 or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov


Feb 18, 2020 – Spring Primary Election – Timeline

TOWN OF OSHKOSH, WI, In-person absentee voting is being conducted by appointment starting January 29, 2020 through Friday, February 14, 2020. To stay informed of any future announcements please subscribe.

To schedule an appointment please call 920-235-7771 or email message to townofoshkosh@gmail.com.

Important! Please check to confirm that you are contacting the correct municipal clerk for voter registration and absentee voting. To quickly find this information, visit MyVote.wi.gov website

Absentee ballot applications that were on file with the clerk have been mailed or emailed on January 24, 2020. From this date forward, applications received by mail, email, or online are sent the following day.

To register to vote, update name or address, and/or request an absentee ballot ONLINE, visit MyVote.wi.gov website

What is on my ballot? View sample ballot

More election information is found on our Election Page.

Timeline of events:

January

29     Last day for electors to register to vote by mail or online to vote in the General Election. Mailed registrations must be postmarked no later than this date. (After this date, electors must register in-person in the municipal clerk’s office or at the polls on Election Day). To schedule an in-person appointment with town clerk call 920-235-7771 or email townofoshkosh@gmail.com.

February

8     Last day for electors to begin to acquire residence for the Spring Primary Election. Electors moving after this date may vote from their prior address.

13        Last Day (5:00 p.m.) for regular and permanent overseas electors to request absentee ballots by mail (online, email) for the Spring Primary Election.

14     Last Day (5:00 p.m.) for indefinitely confined electors and military electors, not on active duty away from their residence to request absentee ballots by mail (online, email) for the Spring Primary Election.

14     Last Day (5:00 p.m.) for electors to register to vote in the municipal clerk’s office or other designated location(s).  To schedule an appointment with town clerk call 920-235-7771 or email townofoshkosh@gmail.com.

14       Last day (5:00 p.m.) for electors to vote by absentee ballot in-person with the municipal clerk for the Town of Oshkosh residents in the Spring Primary Election. To schedule an appointment with town clerk call 920-235-7771 or email townofoshkosh@gmail.com.

18        Spring Primary Election. Vote at the polling place. Register to vote at the polling place. Polling hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m at the town hall, 230 E. County Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901.

Polling Place on Election Day address is:

Town of Oshkosh town hall
230 E County Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901

Be Prepared

You must have Proof of Residency to register to vote.

You must have Photo ID to vote.


EMS letter to town residents

The Town of Oshkosh Volunteer Fire Department has an Emergency Medical Responder unit made up of 15 members that are trained in and licensed with the state of Wisconsin Advanced First Aide They respond with Gold Cross Ambulance which is the ambulance service that is contracted by the Town of Oshkosh to provide paramedic level care to the town of Oshkosh.

It all starts with a call to 911. The Town of Oshkosh EMS is then made aware of the emergency by way of a paging system that each member carries on them, and they respond as they are able to. Simultaneously, the ambulance is also dispatched to the same emergency.  Our response to the scene averages between 5-10 minutes, and we average 4 responders to each scene.

We meet monthly for a business meeting and continuing education where we go over our equipment and do skills updates. These meetings are at the Town of Oshkosh Fire station and are on the Third Monday of the month.

Each responder is equipped with their own medical bag to asses vital signs. We also have airway equipment, bleeding control as well as an Automated External Defibrillators to aide in reviving cardiac arrest individuals. Our responders are also trained in advanced skills such as Epinephrine for allergic reactions, Supra glottic airways to assist in ventilating a person that is not breathing on their own, Narcan for reversal of narcotic overdose emergencies, Cervical restrictive devices to maintain the neck and cervical spine in a straight line to prevent damage to the spinal cord when a patient has a fall or accident that potentially has caused a fracture to the back and/or neck. Our personnel also carry Carbon monoxide detectors to make sure our environment is safe when we are taking care of a sick person in the home or workplace that may have been exposed to carbon monoxide.

Our group is dedicated to our town and provides Stop the Bleed training as well as CPR training free of cost to our town residents. There are no set times that we respond it is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. During all weather types, we respond from wherever we are in the community.

Our group is led by a service director, Jason Selwitschka, who is a Critical Care Paramedic. Our team has a variety of licensed personnel that do have career jobs in other areas such as industry, Fire and Rescue, Healthcare, Dairy farms and truck drivers. Our medical director is Dr. Mark Westfall that oversees our group’s medical protocols and medical care.

Our budget is primarily from the Town of Oshkosh tax base and donations from the community from fundraisers and other grants. We do not charge for our response and our volunteers are paid a stipend for response to cover gas and wear and tear on our personal vehicles.

EMRWe are passionate in what we do and provide great care to our Town residents and those visitors that are passing through on our roadways. Feel free to contact the service director if you have any questions or would like more information on what we do.

If you are interested in joining the Town of Oshkosh Fire or EMS departments complete the application and submit to the department.