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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 - Spring Primary
  • April 5, 2022 - Spring General Election
  • August 9, 2022 - Secretary of State Primary
  • November 8, 2022 - Secretary of State General Election

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 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. set 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.
  • 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 bringit.wi.gov.

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?

Oshkosh Area School District School Board Member
General Election Results:

Candidate Total Votes % Votes
Liz Szilagyi (incumbent) 5,526 26.0%
Tephanie Carlin (incumbent) 5,294 24.9%
Kelly DeWitt 5,233 24.6%
Sara Dougherty Noe 5,214 24.5%

News Articles:
1/28/2022 - Oshkosh Examiner "Challengers say Oshkosh school board is out of touch"  (includes bios, why candidates are running, and their top issues facing the district)

2/2/2022 - Oshkosh Herald "Election candidates lining up" 

2/8/2022 - Oshkosh Northwestern "Oshkosh School Board candidates discuss new schools, masks, and communication as Feb. 15 primary nears" 

4/6/2022 - Oshkosh Northwestern "Oshkosh Area Election Results: April 2022"

Videos:
1/31/2022 - Oshkosh School Board Candidates Forum presented by the League of Women Voters of Winnebago County.
3/10/2022 - Oshkosh Area Board of Education Candidates Forum presented by the League of Women Voters of Winnebago County.

Oshkosh Common Council
General Election Results:

Candidate Total Votes % Votes
Matt Mugerauer 5,704 31.6%
Lynnsey Erickson 4,704 26.1%
Michael Ford 4,619 25.6%
Robert Wilcox 3,002 16.7%

Winnebago County Spring Primary
Information including lists of candidates, and polling places and hours can be found on the Winnebago County Clerk webpage.

Winnebago County Board
General Election Winners:

District Candidate
2 Rebecca Noichols
7 Betsy Ellenberger
11 David Albrecht
15 Edward Michael Robinson
16 Jacob Floam
18 James Ponzer
19 Bob Poeschl
20 Michael Norton
24 Andy Buck
25 Karen Powers
31 Ralph Harrison
32 Shanah Zastera
34 Jeffrey Beem
35 Douglas Nelson


News Articles:
2/2/2022 - Oshkosh Herald "Winnebago primary to have different look" (pg. 8)

Videos:
3/10/2022 - Winnebago County Board Candidates Forum presented by the League of Women Voters of Winnebago County.

4/6/2022 - Oshkosh Northwestern "Oshkosh Area Election Results: April 2022"

Visit the my.vote.wi.gov website to:

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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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