Watch videos of our recent Informed Electorate programs and find resources to facilitate your voting experience. Find local voting information & election sites.
"A well-informed electorate is a prerequisite to democracy."
- Thomas Jefferson
The Oshkosh Public Library offered a series of programs in September, aimed at helping voters become better informed about issues impacting their lives. To help make An Informed Electorate more available to the community, Oshkosh Media taped the four sessions. Information about each program and links to the videos are listed below:
History of Political Rhetoric
Award-winning UW-Madison Political Science Professor, Dr. Daniel Kapust explores the history of political rhetoric. Contemporary politics is troubling, less because of what is said, than because of what the words suggest about a common culture. Watch the video
The Dark Stores Referendum Explained
The “dark stores” strategy allows big retailers to curtail their tax assessment. Oshkosh City Manager Mark Rohloff and Oshkosh Chamber Board President Jon Doemel take a closer look at the referendum, to help voters make an educated decision at the ballot box. Watch the video
Tech for Voters
A look at which websites and apps voters can trust to stay informed about the issues and candidates on the ballot, both locally and nationally. Watch the video
Fake News Panel
What is fake news? How do you spot phony information and avoid passing it on? How do you vet news sources? The panel includes Nathaniel Shuda, Editor, Oshkosh Northwestern, Miles Maguire, Editor, Oshkosh Examiner and UW Oshkosh Journalism Department and Alana Erickson of the League of Women Voters in Winnebago County. Watch the video
November 6 Election
Local Election Sites
City of Oshkosh - Information on registering to vote, polling places, absentee voting
Winnebago County - List of candidates, voting locations, and election results
Winnebago County Voting District Locator - look up your address for voting location
Wisconsin Election Sites
Bring It to the Ballot - Voter Photo ID Information
WisPolitics - State of Wisconsin political resource to campaign links, latest political news, and legislative coverage.
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin - Find information about candidates in your area.
Wisconsin Elections Commission - Source of information on the election process and election & campaign laws.
General Election Sites