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What is a General Election: A final eletion 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 elction.  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.


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Important Dates for the April 6 Spring Election
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.

Voter Registration Deadlines & Details: 

  • Wed., Mar. 17 - The deadline to register online or by mail (postmarked).

  • Fri., Apr. 2 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

Absentee By Mail Deadlines:

  • Thurs., Apr. 1 at 5 p.m. - The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for regular and overseas voters.
  • Fri., Apr. 2 at 5 p.m. - The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for indefinitely confined voters and military voters (not on active duty).
  • Tues., Apr. 6 at 8:00 p.m. – If you have already received an absentee ballot, you must return your absentee ballot by mail or delivery to your municipal clerk. Your ballot must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 8 p.m. on Primary Day, Feb. 16.

*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


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Feb. 16 Spring Primary Elections Results

Wisconsin StateSuperintendent of Public Instruction

Candidate Total Votes % Votes
Jill Underly 88,703 27.3%
Deborah Kerr 86,045 26.5%
Sheila Briggs 50,741 15.6%
Shandowlyon Shawn Hendricks-Williams 36,829 11.3%
Troy Gunderson 27,422 8.4%
Steve Krull 20,518 6.3%
Joe Fenrick 14.504 4.5%

Oshkosh Mayor

Candidate Total Votes % Votes
Lori Palmeri 1,774 44.4%
Kris Larson 946 23.7%
Deb Allison-Aasby 843 21.1%
Robert Wilcox 435 10.9%

Oshkosh Common Council

Candidate Total Votes % Votes
Aaron Wojciechowski 1,568 15.0%
Jake Krause 1,461 14.0%
Lateria Garrett 1,456 14.0%
Michael Beardsley 1,295 12.4%
Bill Miller 1,274 12.2%
Courtney Hansen 1,165 11.2%
Phil Collins 791 7.6%
K. Noah Hinrichs 776 7.4%
Robert Wilcox 633 6.1%

Wisconsin State Spring General Election

WI State Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidates

Read about the candidates here:
Wisconsin Examiner 1/11/2021: State Superintendent Candidates Crowd Debate Stage
WEAU News 1/24/2021: Breaking down the candidates for state superintendent of public instruction

Local Spring General Election

Oshkosh Mayoral Candidates

  • Lori Palmeri
  • Kris Larson

Read about the candidates here:
Oshkosh Northwestern 2/16/2021: Oshkosh Mayor Lori Palmeri will face challenger Kris Larson in April 6 election

Oshkosh Northwestern 2/10/2021: Oshkosh mayoral candidates discuss city's role in COVID-19 response, economic development ahead of February primary

Watch the video: League of Women Voters Candidates Forum for Oshkosh Mayor

Oshkosh Council Member Candidates

  • Aaron Wojciechowski
  • Jake Krause
  • Lateria Garrett
  • Michael G. Beardsley
  • Bill Miller
  • Courtney N. Hansen

Read about the candidates here:
Oshkosh Northwestern 2/16/2021: These six candidates will face off to fill three Oshkosh City Council seats in April 6 election

Oshkosh Northwestern 1/27/2021: Here's who will be on the ballot for Oshkosh City Council on Feb. 16

Watch the video: League of Women Voters Candidates Forum for Oshkosh Common Council

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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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