Voting Absentee Ballot – 2015 Spring Election

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

 

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.  A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.

 

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.

 

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 also submit a written request in the form of a letter.  Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.  You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail or in person.

 

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

 

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:

5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, April 2nd, 2015.

Note:    Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, 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.

 

                                                              Thaddeus Kubisiak

                                                               Village of Spencer

                                                            105 South Park Street

                                                               715-659-5423

                                                            8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

                                                                 Monday – Friday

 

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:

Monday, March 23, 2015

 

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:

Friday, April 3, 2015

 

No in-person absentee voting may occur on a weekend or legal holiday.

 

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 Tuesday, April 7, 2015.  Any ballots received after the polls close will be counted by the board of canvassers if postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday following the election.

Late Arriving Absentee and Provisional

Currently, there are 8 pending absentee ballots and 0 pending provisional ballots for the Spring Primary Election held on February 17th, 2015

Sample Ballot – Spring Primary Election

VILLAGE OF SPENCER – OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR

NONPARTISAN OFFICE

  STATE OF WISCONSIN

MARATHON COUNTY,

February 17, 2015

NOTICE TO ELECTORS:  THIS BALLOT MAY BE INVALID UNLESS INITIALED BY TWO (2) ELECTION INSPECTORS.  IF CAST AS AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, THE BALLOT MUST BEAR THE INITIALS OF THE MUNICIPAL CLERK OR DEPUTY CLERK.

To vote for the candidate of your choice, completely fill in the oval (       ) to the LEFT of the candidate’s name.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, write the person’s name on the line provided and completely fill in the oval (       ) to the LEFT of the line.

 School District

 School Board Member

Vote for 1

 (oval)                Shawn M. Lyon

(oval)                James Krasselt

(oval)                Lynda LeGrand

(oval)              ___________________

Write-In

Location and Polling Place of the Spring Primary Election

LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE

IN THE

VILLAGE OF SPENCER

 

At the Election to be held on February 17, 2015 in the Village of Spencer, the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated:

 

Location                                                  Wards

 

Spencer Municipal Building                  All Wards

105 South Park Street

Spencer, WI 54479

 

ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.

 

If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the Municipal Clerk.

 

Thaddeus Kubisiak

105 SOUTH PARK STREET

(715) 659-5423

8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST AND CANVASS – Spring Primary Election

Notice is hereby given that the public testing of the M-100 Tabulating Equipment and the AutoMARK – being used in municipalities within Marathon County for the February 17th – Spring Primary Election is scheduled for Monday, February 9th at 1:30 P.M. at the Spencer Municipal Building at 105 South Park Street in Spencer. All municipalities, towns, villages, and cities, Marathon County will be public testing the M-100 Tabulating Equipment through the Municipal Clerk’s Office, Marathon County Courthouse within the scheduled hours. The Marathon County Canvass Board will meet at 8:30 A.M. Thursday, February 19th to canvass votes from the required offices to be canvassed for the Spring Primary Election in the Marathon County Clerks Office, Courthouse, Wausau, Wis.

Spencer is Approved for an FRA Quiet Zone

Click here for the official FRA response letter

In a letter dated 12-18-2014, the Federal Railroad Administration officially approved the application for a railroad Quiet Zone within the Village of Spencer.  The Village has cleared the highest hurdle and Spencer is one step closer to silencing the train whistle.

This has been 1 ½ years in the making.  Village Administrator Thaddeus Kubisiak said, “100 percent of the credit goes to Tom Schafer.  Mr. Schafer came to a Board meeting, a year ago last August, as a concerned citizen and took the train whistle issue upon himself.”  Tom Schafer, who filled the vacancy of a Village Trustee position last spring, was a resident at the time that he spearheaded this daunting mission.

There is still some work to do to complete the prohibition of the train horns.  Through the final approval process, the Village is required to make “safety upgrades” to certain railroad crossings.  The most logical, as well as most cost effective plan was submitted in the final application: 1). a 100 foot median strip will be added to North LaSalle Street on both sides of the railroad crossing, and 2). the perpetual closure of the Main Street crossing.  No upgrades will be required for the Willow Drive crossing or the STH 98 crossing.

The closure of the Main Street crossing will benefit the Village monetarily.  Canadian National, the railway company that owns this section of tracks, will make a one time payment of $25,000.00 to remove the crossing and the Wis DOT has pledged another $7500.00.  In total, the $32,500.00 compensation will pay for more than half of the cost to complete the required “safety upgrades.”

Once the construction is complete, the Federal Railroad Administration will conduct a final evaluation of the “safety upgrades.”  Upon verification, the Village must publish a “notice” and in 21 days, the Quiet Zone will be enforced.  The residents of Spencer may be enjoying train whistle free nights by midsummer.  “The proposed crossing upgrades are rather straight forward,” Kubisiak said.  “Although it may seem like light years away, during winter in Wisconsin, I feel confident that we will enjoy a train whistle free summer this year.”

Absentee Ballot Instructions – February 17th Spring Primary

 

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

Spring Primary Election

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

 

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.  A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.

 

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.

 

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 also submit a written request in the form of a letter.  Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.  You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail or in person.

 

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

 

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:

5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, February 12th, 2015.

Note:    Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, 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.

 

                                                              Thaddeus Kubisiak

                                                               Village of Spencer

                                                            105 South Park Street

                                                               715-659-5423

                                                            8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

                                                                 Monday – Friday

 

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

 

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:

Friday, February 13th, 2015

 

No in-person absentee voting may occur on a weekend or legal holiday.

 

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 Tuesday, February 17, 2015.  Any ballots received after the polls close will be counted by the board of canvassers if postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday following the election.

 

Village of Spencer Endorses Working in Partnership Toward Economic Prosperity

Village of Spencer Endorses Working in Partnership Toward Economic Prosperity

Spencer, Wis.  Endorsing the idea of working collaboratively with Governor Scott Walker and the Legislature, the Spencer Village Board adopted Resolution 2015-01 – “Partnership for Prosperity:  An Agenda for a Competitive 21st Century Wisconsin” at their Regular Board meeting on Monday, January 5th.

This resolution emphasizes the importance that Wisconsin’s cities and villages play as the foundation of Wisconsin’s economy.  70% of Wisconsinites live in cities and villages and it’s where 87% of all manufacturing and 89% of all commercial property is located.

“The Village works every day, not only to provide basic services, but also to capitalize on what makes our community unique and provide for economic growth,” said Thaddeus Kubisiak, Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer.  “The Spencer Business Park has been our focus and it has already brought a larger tax base to the Village.  We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished as a community.”

The League’s Partnership for Prosperity legislative agenda recognizes that thriving municipalities are critical to a successful state economy and calls for a new state-local partnership to drive the state’s economy forward and spur job creation by:

1)      Helping communities continue to provide quality local services while holding the line on property taxes.

2)      Investing in local transportation infrastructure.

3)      Enhancing and promoting economic development best practices, like the expansion of the historic tax credit that was accomplished in the 2013-2014 legislative session.

“By supporting a community’s ability to attract and retain talent and enterprise and spur job creation, state leaders will help the whole state thrive,” said Kubisiak.

The resolution, adopted by the Spencer Village Board, is based on a League of Wisconsin Municipalities model being adopted by cities and villages statewide.  The Village is a League member.   The League is a nonpartisan statewide organization which advocates for Wisconsin’s cities and villages.  It was founded in 1898.

Be Aware – IRS Phone Scam

Please be aware that there has been phony IRS phone calls occurring around the area.  The IRS does not preemptively contact tax payers via telephone.  The IRS will always send taxpayers a written notification of any tax due via the U.S. mail. The IRS never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the telephone. For more information or to report a scam, go to www.irs.gov and type “scam” in the search box.

 

Click here to view the official notice from the IRS

Notice of Spring Election

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION

Village of Spencer

April 7, 2015

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Village of Spencer, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed.  The term for Village Trustee begins on April 21, 2015.  The term for all other offices begins on May 1, 2015.  All terms are for two years unless otherwise indicated.

 

Office                                                  Incumbent

Village President                                 Pauline Frome

Village Trustee                                    Greg Pokallus

Village Trustee                                    Jim Day

Village Trustee                                    Tom Schafer

 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2014 and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, in the office of the Village Clerk.

 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

 

Done in the Village of Spencer

On November 17, 2014

 

Thaddeus Kubisiak

Village Clerk