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Absentee Voting Hours for August Partisan Primary:   VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT – AUGUST 13, 2024 PARTISAN PRIMARY   Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk.  A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen who: will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day. has resided in the ward or municipality where they wish to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election.   The elector must also be registered to vote to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued*.  Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both.  You may make written application to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot by mail, by fax, by email or at Or you may apply in person at the clerk’s office during the In-Person Absentee Voting period listed below. Your written request must include: your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different from the address above your signature a copy of your photo identification* The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5:00 p.m. on the fifth day before the election, August 8, 2024. *Voters who are indefinitely confined due to age, illness, infirmity, or disability may not be required to provide photo ID. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot. **Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror.  If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.   Voting an absentee ballot in person You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.   Michele R. Smith, Clerk      262-495-2049 1125 Highway 106, Palmyra, WI 53156 Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2024 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Additional voting hours available by arrangement.   The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:   July 30, 2024 The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:  August 8, 2024     No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election. The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on (insert date of primary or election).  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.    

Question and Answer on Fire/EMS contract – 12/18/2021 and 12/22/2021

Q.  To the Town of Palmyra Board members and the Fire/EMS committee people.  In respect to the town board meeting re: fire/ems services and in reading the response to the question that was posed on this website, I now have more questions than before regarding the board and committee looking into other public/private options. Here are my questions:  What is the ISO rating of each of your other” options”? Are these “options” 5 driving miles or less from us constituents? Where are their water sources? What types of equipment is owned? Who owns them? Who maintains them? Where is this equipment stored? Is there 24/7 coverage? Who pays the personnel? How many full and part time personnel are employed at each of your “options”? Who pays for the training of said personnel? And the most important question I have is what is the average response time on a fire/ems call of each of your “options” to us constituents? Is the response time 4.5 minutes or less? As we all know, in the case of a medical emergency, such as heart attacks or strokes, seconds count and with structure fires, a fast response time can mean the difference between losing little or losing everything.

Q.  Could you please provide the ISO (Insurance Services Office) ratings for any options you are considering in lieu of the Palmyra Public Safety Department contract.

A.  At this point, the committee has not gathered all of the information you request.  The committee has begun by investigating the possibility and efficiency of splitting the Town into separate parts and joining districts which already serve our community via MABAS.   The committee has also considered the efficiency of becoming part of a single other district and providing space for emergency vehicles within the Town.  There has been no thought given to any service that does not provide 24/7 coverage.  As I am sure you are aware, many constituents in the Town do not currently receive 4.5 minute responses, nor does the Village claim that they do. 

Should the Town board wish the fire and ems committee to continue investigating options for service other than  service from the Village of Palmyra, the committee will continue doing so in 2022 and report that information to the Town board.    

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