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As I write to you today, we have five short days until the election. Many people in the 27th Senate District have requested absentee ballots, but have not yet returned them. Please DO NOT put them in the mail. If you put the ballot in the mail today, there is a risk that it will not be received by Election Day. Instead, drop it off at your local clerk’s office or return it to your polling place on Election Day. 

You can find out more information on how and where to return your ballot in person by clicking the links below.  Make your voice heard, and make sure your vote counts!

To track your ballot and make sure it’s been received in your clerk’s office, click here.

For help finding out where to return your ballot if you still have it, click here.

Sincerely,

 

JON ERPENBACH
State Senator
27th District

 

Utility Disconnection Ban until Spring

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission voted 2-1 to ban all utility disconnections, including water, heat and power, until April 1, 2021. In early October, Governor Evers announced $15 million of the CARES Act funding would be allocated toward Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program to help Wisconsin residents pay their heating bill. No Wisconsinite should be forced to survive the pandemic or the winter months without water, heat or power.

Read more about utility moratoriums.

 

 Daylight Saving Time is this Weekend

Daylights saving time ends Sunday, November 1 at 2:00am. Before going to bed Halloween night, be sure to set your clocks back an hour. This is also a great time to check the batteries in smoke detectors, make sure carbon monoxide detectors are working properly, and restock emergency preparation kits. Double checking these safety items could save lives. For more information on emergency preparedness, click here.

Cyber Security Awareness Month - Week 4

In Week 4 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection talks about safety on mobile devices. Tips include using a strong password or fingerprint to secure your device, and become familiar with “Find My Phone” or “Find my iPhone” on your device if it becomes lost or stolen to protect personal information. To learn more about other tips like geotagging and public networks, click this link

 

Sample Stations for CWD in White-tailed Deer

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources advises hunters to visit self-service kiosks, which will be available this hunting season, to sample deer for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). After harvesting your deer, take a sample to a kiosk or local biologist to have it tested for CWD. Information on how to test your deer, locations to get it sampled, and more can be found at the DNR website.

 

How to Recognize and Report Voter Intimidation

Voter intimidation is a crime that comes in many forms such as verbal threats of violence, disrupting voting lines, attempting to intimidate voting in official-looking uniforms or writing license plates down, and other, more subtle ways as well. If you are a victim of voter intimidation, alert an election official or call local law enforcement.

Learn more.

 

 

Resources - 

During this difficult time it is worth reminding Wisconsinites that 211 exists to help when you don’t know where to turn. 211 is a resource managed by the United Way of Wisconsin. Call 2-1-1 or visit their website.

Office of Crime Victim Services

End Abuse Wisconsin 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233, text LOVEIS to 22522, or go to thehotline.org for free and confidential support.

Disaster Distress Hotline 

Coping Resources for Kids and Parents Amidst COVID-19 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veterans Crisis Line 

Vets for Warriors 

Military One Source 

Resilient Wisconsin

Department of Corrections Helpline: The call center can be reached by members of the public Monday through Friday from 7:45am–4:30pm at (608) 240-5700.

Wisconsin Farm Center 

24/7 Farmer Wellness Hotline

LGBTQ Crisis Line 

HopeLine Text Service 

Wisconsin Elder Abuse Hotline 

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline 


 

Looking for additional resources? If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to my office at Sen.Erpenbach@Legis.WI.Gov, or call (608) 266-6670. 

 

 
 
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