From Fire Chief Kennedy:
I would personally like to thank each of you for taking the time to participate in Palm Beach County Fire Rescue’s Strategic Planning Process. The end result is something we can collectively be proud of, so I am giving you a sneak peek before we generate a wide release.
In January 2022, over 250 community representatives were invited to participate in a series of virtual stakeholder engagement meetings facilitated by a representative from the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). Community stakeholders, such as yourself, were asked to complete a survey to prioritize the department’s programs, provide positive and negative feedback, and share expectations for our existing or future fire rescue services. You rose to the challenge.
Over the months following your invaluable participation, a group of 35 internal stakeholders representing all ranks and sections of the department, worked together to review your feedback. They conducted a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis, developed targeted strategic goals and objectives, and created a new transformative mission statement.
Thanks in large part to your engagement, I am proud to say our Strategic Plan is now completed! Attached is a link to the final document for your review. Please do not forward the link at this time - PBCFR STRATEGIC PLAN LINK
As your fire chief, it is my honor to serve this community. I know that our personnel are committed to delivering Excellence Today, while Improving Tomorrow. This is our “Vision” that was defined just a couple years ago, and now, with this new Strategic Plan and Mission Statement we are building upon our quest to bring the absolute best out of everything we do, every single day. We can thank you for taking an active approach to seeing your fire rescue department grow.
Patrick J. Kennedy, Fire Chief
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
405 Pike Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 616-7008 office
Vote-by-Mail ballots for the November 8th General Election were mailed Friday, September 30th to all domestic and stateside voters who are eligible and requested a mail ballot. Mail ballots for overseas and military voters were mailed on September 23rd.
Tracking Your Mail Ballot
You can track the status of your mail ballot online at https://www.votepalmbeach.gov/Voters/My-Status. This tracker will tell you when your ballot was requested, when it was mailed, and when our office received it back. The tracker will also indicate if your ballot has any signature issues after we receive it (the tracker will be in red). Once your ballot is received back at the election’s office, the tracker will remain on “RECEIVED” until votes are tabulated on Election Day. If your tracker is in red, please contact our office to address any issues.
Voters can also opt-in to our new program, BallotTrax! Voters who opt in will receive alerts when their ballot has been prepared, mailed, and when it has been received by our office. The alert system will also notify voters if there is a signature issue with their ballot so that it can be corrected right away. Opt-in today at https://votepalmbeach.ballottrax.net/voter/.
If you are planning to Vote-by-Mail in the 2022 General Election, here is what you need to know to make your vote count:
Requesting Your Mail Ballot
You may request a Vote-by-Mail ballot online at VotePalmBeach.gov, by emailing email@example.com, or by calling (561) 656-6208. Please have your Driver License, Florida ID card, or the last four digits of your Social Security number available when making your request.
The deadline to request that a Vote-by-Mail ballot be mailed to you is 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Our Main Elections Office will be open that Saturday to serve you. A mail ballot may also be picked up in person at one of our four offices until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022. Under emergency circumstances, your ballot may be picked up in person on Election Day.
Returning Your Mail Ballot
You can mail your Vote-by-Mail ballot using pre-paid postage, or drop it off inside any of our four offices during business hours. You may also drop it off at designated drop off locations across the county starting October 24, 2022. See map below for Vote-by-Mail ballot drop off times and locations!
All Vote-by-Mail ballots must be received by 5:00 p.m. at one of our branch offices, or by 7:00 p.m. at our Main Office on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, in order to be counted.
Your PBC Elections Office encourages all voters to sign-up for Informed Delivery with the U.S. Postal Service. Informed Delivery is a secure, FREE feature that provides eligible residential consumers with a digital preview of their incoming mail and packages.
You can conveniently view what’s arriving in your mailbox via email notifications, an online dashboard, or mobile app. As a voter, you will have a more convenient and secure “vote at home” experience, because you will be able to see when your Election Mail will arrive. Learn more about Informed Delivery and sign up at www.usps.com.
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Important Dates and Deadlines
The deadline to register to vote is October 11, 2022.
The deadline to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot be mailed to you is 5:00 p.m. on October 29, 2022.
Our Main Office must receive your Vote-by-Mail ballot by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Early Voting is available each day from Monday, October 24, 2022 through Sunday, November 6, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
For more information about voting in the 2022 General Election and important deadlines, please visit VotePalmBeach.gov or call (561) 656-6200.
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