Election Day Information August 11, 2020

 

Town of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day August 11, 2020, at the town hall, 230 E County Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901.

While we take precautions for the health and safety of our election inspectors and voters, this is what you can expect when you arrive, and we are asking voters to please abide by these rules.

  • New entrance door. Voters are to enter through the fire dept. door; it will be clearly marked. The exit is through the main double doors. Weather depending will attempt to keep doors held open or a greeter will open door to minimize contact with the door handle.
  • Voter must sanitize hands when entering and leaving the building. Hand sanitizer will be available for use to voters throughout the building.
  • Keep your distance, the 6’ rule, from other people.
  • Masks are highly recommended and one will be given to you do not have one. Mask requirement for voters, see the question and answer below:

Can municipalities require voters to wear face coverings while voting at the polls on election day?

A: No, Commission staff have advised that only the Legislature can establish individual voter qualifications.  The authority of the Legislature to establish voter qualifications is rooted in the Wisconsin Constitution.  The WEC, along with state agencies, county or local governing bodies and/or election officials, cannot pass ordinances or establish rules that add qualifications for an eligible elector to cast a ballot.  The Executive Order issued by the Governor on July 30, 2020 that requires face coverings in certain situations does not apply to voters.  No voter should be refused a ballot for lack of wearing a face covering.

  • Have your Photo ID or Proof of Residency out of your pocket, wallet or purse and if it is possible, wipe ID card with disinfectant.
  • We will have pens to sign the poll book you may keep, or you may bring your own.
  • We will ask you to mark the ballot with the special marking pen we provide and return it as your leave. The used marking pens will be sanitized before reuse. The marking pens we use are a quick-drying ink to not damage the machine or bleed through paper.
  • Please be patient and courteous.

Health Alert

If you are experiencing shortness of breath, cough, fever (100.4F), nasal congestion, sore throat, achiness, in self-quarantine, please call the town hall (920) 231-5887 for further instructions to either curbside vote or for a hospitalization absentee. Do not enter the building.

Voter Registration

If you need to Register to Vote, once you arrive, please tell the greeter and the greeter will direct/assist you.

Be prepared. Have proof of residency with you. What qualifies as proof of residency? View here

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, August 11, 2020 at the polling place (Town Hall) to be counted.

If you want to know if your absentee ballot was received, you may check online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ for your ballot status. It will also let the voter know if there is an issue with the returned ballot, for example lacking a signature on the certification envelope. Or call the town clerk with questions. See below for contact information.

If you did not return your absentee ballot, you may vote in-person at the polling place on Election Day.

Questions: Call the town hall on Election Day at 920-231-5887, clerk at (920-410-7199 or main: 920-235-7771) or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov.