A Resource for the Tues., Nov. 3 General Election
What is a General Election: A final election for a political office with a limited list of candidates. The candidates in the general election are the people who won their party’s primary election. General elections happen at local, state and national levels.
NOTE: You cannot register the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before an election, but you can register at the polling place on Election Day.
On Tues., Nov. 3, polls are open from 7 a.m to 8 p.m.
VOTER REGISTRATION EVENTS IN THE LIBRARY'S PARKING LOT
Tues., Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. - noon
Fri., Oct. 9 from 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Winnebago County will be available in the library's parking lot to help eligible residents register to vote. Please bring a current and valid (unexpired but can be suspended or revoked) Wisconsin driver's license or Wisconsin state ID card with the your current name and address on it.
- City of Oshkosh: City Clerk - Elections
- Winnebago County Election Information
- Wisconsin Elections Commission: Voter Information Center
- Voter Photo ID: What You Need to Know
- Get a free state of Wisconsin ID card or a document that can be used for voting after one visit to a Division of Motor Vehicles office.
*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.
- 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.
Important Dates for the Nov. 3 General Election
In the City of Oshkosh, you may vote Early In Person Absentee Voting starting Tues., Oct. 20 to Fri., Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., location TBD. Please check the City of Oshkosh City Clerk Elections website page for up-to-date information.
**USPS (Postal Service) recommends mailing your ballot no later than Tues., Oct. 27**
Voter Registration Deadlines & Details: link to myvote.wi.gov
- Wed., Oct. 14 at 11:59 p.m. - The deadline to register online or by mail (postmarked).
- Fri., Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. - The deadline to register at your clerk's office or other designated location.
Absentee By Mail Deadlines:
- Tues., Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. - The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for regular and overseas voters.
- Fri., Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. - The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for indefinitely confined voters and military voters (not on active duty).
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.
- What's on my ballot?
- Oshkosh Area School District Referendum Questions & Explanations
- Why Support Amending the US Constitution to Overturn Citizens United?
- Oshkosh City Clerk: Elections
- Oshkosh City Clerk: Frequently Asked Questions
- Federal Voting Assistance Program
- Tues., Sept. 29 | 8 - 9:30 p.m. CST
Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
- Thurs., Oct. 15 | 8 - 9:30 p.m. CST - CANCELLED
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Miami, Florida)
- Thurs., Oct. 22 | 8 - 9:30 p.m. CST
Belmont University (Nashville, Tennessee)
- BallotReady – A nonpartisan site that allows you to build your ballot by diving into every candidate and referendum including candidates' backgrounds, stances on issues and experience.
- Where's my Polling Place?
- Who will be on your ballot? - Learn about the candidates.
- Presidential Election Process
- WI League of Women Voters
- AARP Election Page
- 2020 Wisconsin primary results
- Wisconsin Democratic Party
- Wisconsin Republican Party
- Wisconsin Libertarian Party
- Wisconsin Green Party
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
- News & Newspapers
- Sept. 21, 20: Winnebago Co. voters will see political contributions and spending question on ballot
- Sept 21, 20: Judge extends Wisconsin absentee cutoff 6 days post election
- Sept 27, 20: As COVID Surges in Wisconsin, Federal Judges Stay an Order to Extend Ballot Counting
- Sept 30, 20: Appeals court delivers second blow to Republicans in Wisconsin voting case
- Oct. 8, 20: Court blocks extension of Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline
Federal Election Commission – Official United States Government website that tracks campaign finance and donations.
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