Vinland St paving project delayed to 2021

News release – Announcement

The Town of Oshkosh, with City of Oshkosh cooperation, had scheduled the repaving of Vinland Road for August of 2020.

However, the Town of Oshkosh Board voted to postpone the pulverize and paving of Vinland Road From Morgan Avenue to West Snell Road until 2021.

The reason sited is Wisconsin Public Service had scheduled the replacement of their facilities on Vinland Street during the same time period as the Town had anticipated paving. Neither was at fault; it was just a bad coincidence.

The Town feels it is in the best long term interest of the road to not have the new pavement used as a working platform, and that paving in the summer rather than late fall will provide a higher quality paving product.


Nov 3, 2020 Election Information

TOWN OF OSHKOSH, Winnebago County, Wisconsin.

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

Questions? Call 920-235-7771 or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov

ELECTION DAY is Tuesday, November 3, 2020,
for the General Presidential Election.
Polling Place: Town Hall, 230 E Cty Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901
Polling Place Hours:  7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ballot Samples

The voter will need to know your Address’ WardCongressional District, and School District. To find this information, go to Winnebago County web address: https://wcgis3.co.winnebago.wi.us/voting/. Type in your address and search.

Ballot Sample (Wards 1A, 2, 3, 4, 5, Congressional Dist. 6, Oshkosh School)

Ballot Sample (Ward 1A, Congressional Dist. 6, Winneconne School)

Ballots Sample (Ward 1B, Congressional Dist. 8, Winneconne School)


Referendum Information

Read Winnebago County Referendum information

Read Oshkosh Area School District Referendum Information


Voter Registration

The time has expired to Register Online after Oct. 14th. Registration must be submitted by mail until Thurs, Oct. 29th or in-person with clerk until Fri., Oct. 30th, or on election day at the polling place.

Register by Mailprint application, include a copy of Proof of Residency.
Mail to: Town of Oshkosh, 1076 Cozy Ln, Oshkosh WI 54901

Register In-Person with Clerk, by appointment, 920-235-7771

Register at the Polling Place on Election Day, 7am to 8pm

Update your registration if you have a name change or address change online, mailed, or in-person.

Timeline and deadline dates when registering to vote, learn more.

Having difficulties and need assistance or have questions? Call the town clerk 920-235-7771.


Absentee Voting

All absentee application requests received and approved as of 9/17/2020 were mailed. Absentees received after this date are mailed the next business day.

Apply Online for an Absentee Ballot mailed to you. My Vote Wisconsin website: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/. Click on Vote Absentee. Photo ID upload will be required if you don’t already have one on file with the clerk.

Apply by Mailprint application, include a copy of Photo ID.
Mail to: Town of Oshkosh, 1076 Cozy Ln, Oshkosh WI 54901

Witness Requirements: Each absentee ballot is required to have the voter signature, witness signature and witness address on the return envelope in order to be counted. State law requires that the voter must show their unmarked ballot to their witness prior to marking their ballot in their presence (Wis. Stat. §6.87(2)). The witness then signs the certification indicating the proper voting procedure has been followed. If a ballot has not been voted in the presence of the witness, a witness cannot certify that the unmarked ballot was shown to them. The voter should request a replacement ballot from their municipal clerk in these situations.

Apply during In-Person Absentee Voting period. This period begins Tuesday, October 20, 2020, conducted at the clerk’s home office. The process will be conducted while you remain in your vehicle. Call to schedule an appointment at 920-235-7771 and further instructions will be provided.

In-Person Absentee Voting means when you arrive you will fill out an absentee application form, show photo ID, make your selection(s) on ballot, seal and sign the absentee envelope. The clerk is your witness. The absentee stays with the clerk to date record and file.

A common misunderstanding: in-person voted ballots, also known as early voting, is an absentee ballot and is NOT counted until Election Day.

Mon-Sun, Oct. 20 to Oct. 29, 2020, by appointment.
Last day for In-Person Absentee Voting is Friday, October 30, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by appointment.

All absentees received remain sealed and are delivered sealed to the polling place on Election Day for the poll workers to process.


Return Absentee Delivery Methods

  • USPS mail, 1st class postage stamp adhered to the return envelope.
  • Hand-deliver to clerk, contact clerk.
  • Drop-off Box, Mon-Sun – Sept. 21st through Nov 2nd. Drop-off instructions with location are provided with each mailed absentee ballot.

Caution: By dropping off an absentee ballot to a wrong location will slow down and delay the delivery to the town clerk recording date of receipt. If absentee is dropped off at a wrong location, the incorrect location will need to mail or have it delivered to the correct municipal clerk. Avoid this time consuming mistake.


Track Your Absentee Ballot

You may track your absentee online by visiting the My Vote Wisconsin web address: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/. Click on Track My Ballot.


Election Day Information August 11, 2020

 

Town of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day August 11, 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.

  • New entrance door. Voters are to enter through the fire dept. door; it will be clearly marked. The exit is through the main double doors. Weather depending will attempt to keep doors held open or a greeter will open door to minimize contact with the door handle.
  • Voter must sanitize hands when entering and leaving the building. Hand sanitizer will be available for use to voters throughout the building.
  • Keep your distance, the 6’ rule, from other people.
  • Masks are highly recommended and one will be given to you do not have one. Mask requirement for voters, see the question and answer below:

Can municipalities require voters to wear face coverings while voting at the polls on election day?

A: No, Commission staff have advised that only the Legislature can establish individual voter qualifications.  The authority of the Legislature to establish voter qualifications is rooted in the Wisconsin Constitution.  The WEC, along with state agencies, county or local governing bodies and/or election officials, cannot pass ordinances or establish rules that add qualifications for an eligible elector to cast a ballot.  The Executive Order issued by the Governor on July 30, 2020 that requires face coverings in certain situations does not apply to voters.  No voter should be refused a ballot for lack of wearing a face covering.

  • 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 or bleed through paper.
  • Please be patient and courteous.

Health Alert

If you are experiencing shortness of breath, cough, fever (100.4F), nasal congestion, sore throat, achiness, in self-quarantine, please call the town hall (920) 231-5887 for further instructions to either curbside vote or for a hospitalization absentee. Do not enter the building.

Voter Registration

If you need to Register to Vote, once you arrive, please tell the greeter and the greeter will direct/assist you.

Be prepared. Have proof of residency with you. What qualifies as proof of residency? View here

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, August 11, 2020 at the polling place (Town Hall) to be counted.

If you want to know if your absentee ballot was received, you may check online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ for your ballot status. It will also let the voter know if there is an issue with the returned ballot, for example lacking a signature on the certification envelope. Or call the town clerk with questions. See below for contact information.

If you did not return your absentee ballot, you may vote in-person at the polling place on Election Day.

Questions: Call the town hall on Election Day at 920-231-5887, clerk at (920-410-7199 or main: 920-235-7771) or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov.

 

Partisan Primary Information & Timeline

TOWN OF OSHKOSH, Winnebago County, 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.

Questions? Call 920-235-7771 or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov

ELECTION DAY is Tuesday, August 11, 2020, for the Partisan Primary.
Polling Place: Town Hall, 230 E Cty Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901
Hours:  7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

What is on my ballot?

Most town residents are in Congressional District 6 – View Ballot
Residents near the Nickels Dr. area, Congressional District 8 – View Ballot
If you are unsure which Congressional District you are in, search for your address at the Winnebago County website link to page, Voting Information by Address.

Reminder – this is a partisan primary meaning to choose one political party and vote for individual candidates within that party. Voting in more than one political party may void your voting choices.

ABSENTEE BALLOT applications ONLINE go to myvote.wi.gov website . Deadline applying for a ballot in the August 11th election is Thursday, August 6, 2020 to receive a mailed or online application is Friday, August 7, 2020. You may apply at any time for the November 3rd General Election if you have not already.

Please consider USPS mail time to and from especially during the week prior to the Election. Dropbox method: Wed., August 4th through August 10th between 7am and 8pm at the clerk’s office at the address listed on your return ballot envelope.

IN-PERSON ABSENTEE voting by appointment runs through Friday, August 7, 2020. To schedule an appointment please call 920-235-7771 or email message to clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov. This is to space out the number of voters arriving at the same time plus additional instructions can be provided at the same time. Appointments in general are flexible to fit your schedule.

FAQs written by the Wisconsin Election Commission:

Can municipalities require voters to wear face coverings while voting at the polls on election day?

A: No, Commission staff have advised that only the Legislature can establish individual voter qualifications.  The authority of the Legislature to establish voter qualifications is rooted in the Wisconsin Constitution.  The WEC, along with state agencies, county or local governing bodies and/or election officials, cannot pass ordinances or establish rules that add qualifications for an eligible elector to cast a ballot.  The Executive Order issued by the Governor on July 30, 2020 that requires face coverings in certain situations does not apply to voters.  No voter should be refused a ballot for lack of wearing a face covering.

Is it recommended that voters and election officials wear face coverings during in-person absentee and election day voting?

A: Yes, the Wisconsin Elections Commission unanimously recommends the use of face coverings by voters. 

Our county or municipality has a public health order or governing body mandate that requires face coverings.  How does that impact the guidance for in-person voting?

A:  A county or municipal public health order that requires face coverings is not a reason to deny a voter a ballot during in-person absentee or polling place voting.  The legal analysis does not change, and county or local jurisdictions cannot add additional voter qualifications that are not set forth in the statutes, whether the voter chooses to exercise their right using the in-person absentee voting process or voting at a polling location. 

Read FAQs in its entirety visit page: https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-07/Clerk%20Communication%20on%20Mask%20Usage%20UPDATED%207-31-2020.pdf

View our Election page for further information


Open Book Property Assessment Information

This year OPEN BOOK will be held by phone only on May 30, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The posted notice is below.

Board of Review is scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2020, as planned at the town hall from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Open Book is the property owner’s opportunity to speak with the assessor if they have concerns about their property assessed value. We urge property owners to speak to the Assessor before filing a formal property assessment objection conducting a Board of Review hearing.

 


2020 Census

Keep up the good work Town of Oshkosh residents! We are at 64% that have responded to the 2020 Census and we are ranked 212 out of 1246 townships in Wisconsin as of April 15, 2020.

Check it out for yourself: https://public.tableau.com/profile/us.census.bureau?fbclid=IwAR2fFtOrOnAmQ4ErEP_UXqPFJEwNy1UbTFIA6iWkCMUxMUu1yrvolOeBQMc#!/vizhome/2020CensusSelf-ResponseRankings/RankingsDashboard

Having an accurate population count accomplishes many things as in the distribution of Federal and State funding, redistricting, public safety and emergency preparedness, and more.

It is easy to do online at https://2020census.gov/


Election Day photo gallery

Others helping and not pictured are Carol Kaufmann, Michael Cuttill, James Merten III, Kristine Beyer & Bill Demler.

Because of the great teamwork, the huge bulk of absentees were read by the machine by noon and numbers balanced at the end of the day. Success!


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