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What is a Primary Election?

NOTE: You cannot register the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before an election, but you can register at the polling place on Election Day.


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Important Dates for the 2023 Election Season
n the City of Oshkosh, you may vote Early In Person Absentee Voting two weeks prior to an election at the City Clerk’s Office. Please check the City of Oshkosh City Clerk Elections website page for up-to-date information.

  • February 21, 2023
  • April 4, 2023

Absentee Voting Information
Instructions for Wisconsin Absentee Voters

By Mail: Download the Application for an Absentee Ballot from the City Clerk's webpage, and include a photocopy of your photo identification when requesting an absentee ballot by mail. The request must be received before 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 3.

**Absentee voters can not use the drop box at City Hall to return their absentee ballots**
Absentee ballots must be submitted directly by the voter and not by another individual, except as explicity allowed by law. Voters may return their ballot to:

  1. the City Clerk's office on the first floor of City Hall, 215 Church Ave., between 8:00a.m. and 4:30p.m. Mon-Fri
  2. their polling place on Election Day
  3. sent to the City Clerk's office through the United States Mail.

For more information and  for a list of frequently asked questions and answers about absentee ballots please visit the city's website.

Absentee Voter Signature of Witness offered at Oshkosh Public Library
If you need a witness to sign your absentee ballot, a library staff member can provide a signature during business hours.
Here's how:

  • Call (920) 236-5205 or 236-5203 when you arrive at the library during business hours. You do not need an appointment.
  • A staff member will provide a witness signature on your absentee ballot.
  • Please bring a photo ID.

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Early In Person Absentee Voting (Early Voting)
***Find your municipal clerk's office

You can vote absentee at your local municipal clerk's office. If you apply for an absentee ballot in your municipal clerk's office, or another designated location for in-person absentee voting, you will vote your ballot immediately in the clerk's office, seal your ballot in the proper envelope, and return it to a member of the clerk's staff. No ballots may be taken out of the clerk's office. You will need to show your acceptable photo ID for voting when voting by in-person absentee ballot.
Each city, village and town in Wisconsin is responsible for setting the dates and hours of in-person absentee voting for their municipality.  More information about acceptable photo IDs can be found at

City of Oshkosh In Person Absentee Voting
In Person: You may request and mark an absentee ballot in person at the City Clerk's Office in the two weeks prior to an election.



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What's On My Ballot?

Visit to view a sample of what will be on your ballot!

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Government Sites

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Fact Checking

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General Resources

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Political Parties

Winnebago County Democratic Party
Address: 480 N Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 479-6052

Winnebago County Republican Party
Address: 738 N Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 303-9270




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Campaign Finance

Federal Election Commission – Official United States Government website that tracks campaign finance and donations.

WI Campaign Finance Data


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