In-Person Absentee Voting (3/28/20 from 9 a.m. to noon)

One additional session of in-person absentee voting has been added for SATURDAY, MARCH 28th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Milton Town Hall, S2794 State Rd. 88 in Fountain City.

If you plan to attend, here are some DO’s and DONT’S:

DO’s
-Download and complete an absentee voter request form located at https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-121-english and bring it with you on Saturday. Check to box to VOTE IN CLERK’S OFFICE and the 4/7/20 election.
-Keep at least 6′ away from other people. This includes parking your vehicles away from others.
-wash your hands IMMEDIATELY upon entering the town hall in one of bathrooms (keep the door open and don’t touch anything other than the soap dispenser and the faucet handle-which will be sanitized when you leave). We have disposable paper towels which should be thrown in the trash once used
-take one of the Town of Milton pens which you will use to mark your ballot
-Have your photo identification ready to show to the clerk.
-Use the provided cleaning supplies to wipe down your voting area (and chair) once you are done voting.
-Exit the polling area immediately after you have completed voting.

DO NOT’s
-Do not come to the town hall if you are feeling ill AT ALL. You can request that an absentee ballot be mailed to you via myvote.wi.gov
-Do not enter the town hall until being asked or motioned to enter. (We need to keep the traffic to a minimum)
-Do not come to the town hall to vote if you have already requested an absentee ballot.
-Do not touch walls or other objects on your way to the bathroom or your voting station.

Thank you for observing these do’s and don’ts so that we can keep everyone safe.

If you want to request an absentee ballot online and are having issues with myvote.wi.gov, please contact Kalene Engel, Town Clerk, at 608-687-4800 or 507-458-9924.


Voters Encouraged to Vote Absentee for April 7 Election

https://www.townofmiltonwi.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020.03.16-Press-Release-on-Registration-and-Voting.pdf

March 16, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kalene Engel, 507-458-9924 or [email protected]

 

 

Voters Encouraged to Vote Absentee for April 7 Election

 

 

 

[Town of Milton, Buffalo County, WI] – Because of the COVID-19, voters in the Town of Milton are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.

 

 

 

“At this time, the Wisconsin Elections Commission is advising us that polls will be open in Town of Milton for those who need them on Election Day, but most voters should vote absentee for this election,” said Kalene Engel.  “For that to happen, you should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.”

 

 

 

VOTER REGISTRATION: Acting by Wednesday, March 18, is especially important for anyone who needs to register to vote by mail, Kalene Engel said. Wednesday, March 18 is the deadline for electors to register to vote by mail or online for the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election. After this date, electors must register in person in the municipal clerk’s office or at the polling place on Election Day. Online voter registration is available at https://myvote.wi.gov.

 

 

 

REQUESTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT:  The simplest way to request an absentee ballot is through https://myvote.wi.gov.  Alternate methods involve contacting the clerk, whose contact information is listed above. The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the election, April 2. However, Kalene Engel urges voters not to wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery.  If you get an absentee ballot mailed to you, you can still decide to vote at the polls on Election Day if you haven’t returned it.  Your absentee ballot must be received in your clerk’s office or at your polling place by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Again, Kalene Engel urges voters to request and return ballots as soon as possible.

 


Voting Options for Town of Milton Residents

If you are concerned about coming to the polling place on election day (4/7/2020), you have some options:

(1) you may come and vote absentee IN PERSON at the town hall on Saturday, March 14th between 8:00 a.m and 11: a.m. (future dates will be added); or (2) you can request an absentee ballot at myvote.wi.gov and the ballots will be mailed to you; or (3) you may make arrangements directly with the Town Clerk, Kalene Engel, to in-person vote by e-mailing her at townofmiltonwi.com.

Bring your photo ID for in-person absentee voting. Please check to ensure that you are registered to vote. The easiest way to register to vote is at myvotewi.gov.

Please share this post with others so that the current concerns about coronavirus do not prevent people from exercising their right to vote!


2020 Milton Assessor Notice

The Town Assessor will be starting field work for the 2020 assessment year. Please see the attached notice for details.

https://townofmiltonwi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2020-Milton-Assessor-Notice-1.pdf


Town of Milton Receives Telecommuter Forward! Certification from the WI Public Service Commission

 

The Town of Milton has been certified as a Telecommuter Forward! Community by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. The Telecommuter Forward! designation recognizes local units of government that have meet criteria for promoting telecommuting opportunities in partnership with broadband providers, economic development professionals, and the Wisconsin Broadband Office. For more information, please visit https://psc.wi.gov/Pages/Programs/TelecommuterForward.aspx

 

 


BROADBAND EXPANSION GRANT APPROVED

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission just UNANIMOUSLY approved the Cochrane Cooperative Telephone Company application for the Town of Milton Broadband Expansion!

It was the number 1 ranked application in the state, out of 78 applications, as ranked by the staff of the Public Service Commission, and was fully funded for the amount requested.

For more information, and to access the staff memo and rankings, please visit http://apps.psc.wi.gov/…/eventscalend…/content/EAgenda.aspx…
Go to Item 10 on the Public Agenda and click to access the attachments.


Town of Milton Receives Broadband Forward Community Certification

Town of Milton, Buffalo County has been certified as a Broadband Forward community by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin which distinguishes the township as supportive of increased broadband access by taking steps to reduce obstacles for private and public investment.

Governor Scott Walker signed The Broadband Forward! Community certification bill into law as 2015 Act 287.

“Town of Milton, Buffalo County is a great example of a rural Wisconsin community working hard to ensure their community is connected,” said Governor Scott Walker.  “It’s an important stepping stone into further broadband expansion and economic development.”

“Expanding broadband is critical to Town of Milton, Buffalo County and we need to take all the steps we can to reduce the hurdles for deployment of additional infrastructure,” said (insert name of municipal leader).  “Our Broadband Forward certification sends the signal that we’re serious about working with broadband providers to extend service.”

“The State Broadband Office at the Public Service Commission stands ready to serve as a resource to communities and providers looking to maximize broadband infrastructure investments in Wisconsin—with the goal of bringing broadband service to every corner of our state,” Walker said.

To assist in the expansion of broadband in Wisconsin, Governor Walker created the Broadband Expansion Grant Program in the 2011-2013 biennial budget.  In 2015, Governor Walker and the Legislature tripled the amount of funding for broadband expansion grants to $1.5 million annually; with a total of $6 million allocated from the Universal Service Fund cash reserves, to fund grants over a 4-year period.  “Our current budget allocates a historic $35.5 million in additional spending for broadband expansion efforts via the expansion grant program and TEACH grants,” said Walker.

“In addition to these significant and flexible public-private grants, a six-year, $570 million federal program is providing funding to expand rural broadband access in Wisconsin,” said Walker.  “Any improvement in the speed and efficiency of these investments, such as that provided by the Broadband Forward! Community Program, will make a significant difference in Wisconsin.”