Partisan Primary Information & Timeline

TOWN OF OSHKOSH, Winnebago County, Wisconsin.

Important! Please check to confirm that you are contacting the correct municipal clerk for voter registration and absentee voting. To quickly find this information, visit MyVote.wi.gov website.

Questions? Call 920-235-7771 or email clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov

ELECTION DAY is Tuesday, August 11, 2020, for the Partisan Primary.
Polling Place: Town Hall, 230 E Cty Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901
Hours:  7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

What is on my ballot?

Most town residents are in Congressional District 6 – View Ballot
Residents near the Nickels Dr. area, Congressional District 8 – View Ballot
If you are unsure which Congressional District you are in, search for your address at the Winnebago County website link to page, Voting Information by Address.

Reminder – this is a partisan primary meaning to choose one political party and vote for individual candidates within that party. Voting in more than one political party may void your voting choices.

ABSENTEE BALLOT applications ONLINE go to myvote.wi.gov website . Deadline applying for a ballot in the August 11th election is Thursday, August 6, 2020 to receive a mailed or online application is Friday, August 7, 2020. You may apply at any time for the November 3rd General Election if you have not already.

Please consider USPS mail time to and from especially during the week prior to the Election. Dropbox method: Wed., August 4th through August 10th between 7am and 8pm at the clerk’s office at the address listed on your return ballot envelope.

IN-PERSON ABSENTEE voting by appointment runs through Friday, August 7, 2020. To schedule an appointment please call 920-235-7771 or email message to clerk@town.oshkosh.wi.gov. This is to space out the number of voters arriving at the same time plus additional instructions can be provided at the same time. Appointments in general are flexible to fit your schedule.

FAQs written by the Wisconsin Election Commission:

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.

Is it recommended that voters and election officials wear face coverings during in-person absentee and election day voting?

A: Yes, the Wisconsin Elections Commission unanimously recommends the use of face coverings by voters. 

Our county or municipality has a public health order or governing body mandate that requires face coverings.  How does that impact the guidance for in-person voting?

A:  A county or municipal public health order that requires face coverings is not a reason to deny a voter a ballot during in-person absentee or polling place voting.  The legal analysis does not change, and county or local jurisdictions cannot add additional voter qualifications that are not set forth in the statutes, whether the voter chooses to exercise their right using the in-person absentee voting process or voting at a polling location. 

Read FAQs in its entirety visit page: https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-07/Clerk%20Communication%20on%20Mask%20Usage%20UPDATED%207-31-2020.pdf

View our Election page for further information