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"As of Wednesday, Dec. 1, candidates can start collecting signatures to get their names on the ballot for Common Council, Board of Education, Board of Supervisors, and Winnebago County Circuit Court." - Oshkosh Examiner, Nov. 29, 2021


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 2022 Election Season
In 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 15, 2022
  • April 5, 2022
  • August 9, 2022
  • November 8, 2022

Voter Registration Deadlines & Details:

Spring Primary Deadlines:

  • Wed., Mar. 16 - The deadline to register online or by mail (postmarked).
  • Fri., Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. - The deadline to register at your clerk's office or other designated location.

General Election Deadlines:

  • Wed., Jan. 26 - The deadline to register online or by mail (postmarked).
  • Fri., Apr. 1 at 4:30 p.m. - The deadline to register at your clerk's office or other designated location.

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 Feb. 10.

*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.
  • Please wear a mask and maintain physical distancing for everyone's health and safety.

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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 (Jan. 31 - Feb. 11).



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What's On My 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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