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Hintz for Assembly

Oshkosh Voting Guide

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Vote by Mail

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The safest way to vote this election season is to vote by mail! For registered voters, there are three steps to voting by mail. If you are not registered to vote at your current address, see the "Register to Vote" section of this guide before continuing.

Step 1: Request a ballot. The easiest way to do this is to go to You can choose to have it delivered to the address you are voting from or another address where you are staying temporarily.

Step 2: Fill out your ballot, sign it, and have someone witness it. There are lines on the return envelope for your signature and the signature of a friend, family member, or other person who can verify you are who you say you are.

Step 3: Return your ballot. There are three ways to do this. You can put your sealed ballot in the mail, drop it off at the official ballot dropbox outside City Hall at 215 Church Ave, or you can bring it to the polls on Election Day. If you mail your ballot back, make sure to allow plenty of time for it to get back.

Important Dates & Deadlines

10/15 - Recommended deadline to request an absentee ballot

10/27 - USPS-recommended deadline to mail completed ballots

10/29 - Legal deadline to request an absentee ballot (not recommended)

Vote Early In-Person

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If you want to vote in-person but you'd rather avoid voting on Election Day, a great option is to vote early at City Hall! Early voting and registration is open at the City Clerk's office on weekdays from October 20th-30th between 8:00am and 4:30pm.


If you need to register before voting, make sure to check out the "Register to Vote" section of this guide and bring any necessary documents with you when you go to vote.


For registered voters, all you will need to vote is a photo ID that complies with state voter ID laws. Examples of these include drivers' licenses, passports, or military IDs.

Once your ID has been verified, all you need to do is fill out your ballot and hand it right back to the clerk!

Important Dates & Deadlines

10/20 - Early in-person voting begins on weekdays from 8:00am-4:30pm at City Hall (215 Church Ave)

10/30 - Early in-person voting ends at 4:30pm

Vote on Election Day

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If you don't want to vote early, or you just forgot, there's always Election Day! If you plan on voting on Tuesday, November 3rd, there are a few things to remember.

First: Make a voting plan. Know when you are going to vote, how you are going to get to your polling place, who you're going with, and how you're going to make it happen. Don't leave anything to chance, make a plan!

Second: If you aren't registered to vote at your current address, make sure to bring documents that prove where you live (bills, drivers' license with current address) or a registered voter who can vouch for you. Learn more about documents and requirements in the "Register to Vote" section of this guide.

Third: Make sure to bring a voter ID. Valid documents include drivers' licenses, passports, and military IDs. For more information, see the "Learn About Voter ID" section of this guide.

Fourth: Check to make sure you know your polling place. You can find your polling place at

Five: Bring a friend! We all know someone who might need a little push to vote. Try inviting that someone to vote with you!

Important Dates & Deadlines

11/3 - Election Day! Vote from 7:00am to 8:00pm at your polling place.

Register to Vote

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Whether you plan on voting early or in-person, the one thing everyone needs to do is register to vote! To register or to check to see if you are registered at your current address, you can go to

To register, you will need a document that verifies your place of residence. Check out the document below for official state guidance on valid documents.

If you plan on voting on Election Day but you haven't registered yet, bring your document of choice to the polling place to register before casting a ballot.

Important Dates & Deadlines

10/14 - Deadline to register to vote online or by mail

10/30 - Deadline to pre-register in-person at City Hall (215 Church Ave)

11/3 - Election Day same-day voter registration at your polling place

Learn About Voter ID

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No matter how you are voting, you'll need to provide a valid voter ID before being issued a ballot.

If you are a UWO student, you can obtain a valid voter ID free of charge from Titan Central in Reeve Union.

Some of the most common forms of voter ID are:

  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended

  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card

  • A Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services (including retired and dependent uniformed service IDs)

  • A U.S. passport book or card

Other forms of acceptable ID include:

  • A certificate of naturalization (that was issued no earlier than two years before the date of the election)

  • An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin (can be expired or unexpired)

  • A driver license receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)

  • An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)

  • A Wisconsin DMV ID Petition Process Photo Receipt (valid for 60 days from date issued)

  • A Veteran Affairs ID card (must be unexpired or have no expiration date)

  • A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical college that contains the following:

    • Date the card was issued

    • Signature of student

    • Expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance (card may be expired)

    • The university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment, such as a tuition fee receipt, enrollment verification letter, or class schedule.  Enrollment verification document can be shown electronically.

See My Ballot

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Are you the kind of person who likes to see their ballot before going to the polls? If so, you're in luck - Wisconsin offers voters a quick and easy resource to find out what candidates and issues are on your ballot. All you'll need is your voting address.

Happy Voting!

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