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Upcoming Election & Candidate Events
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 – Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote
Register to Vote
How to register to vote – before election day:
- WI voters go to this site to start the process: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/Register-To-Vote
- Non-WI voters, go to www.campusvoteproject.org
Students who live in Oshkosh are eligible to vote in Oshkosh–alternatively, if you are from another area and wish to vote there, you can do that. It is up to you to decide where you will vote. Wisconsin law allows anyone who has lived in the state for at least 28 days to vote in an election. That means even if your permanent address is out-of-state, you are eligible to vote here. You are part of our community, and as such, you can set its direction by voting. Just remember that if you vote here, you can’t vote in the same election in your permanent address.
Registering to Vote on Election Day
Persons who register or change their address at the polls on Election Day must present acceptable proof of residence or have their statements substantiated and signed by one other elector from the same municipality who must accompany them to the polls. If this witness is not a registered voter, he or she must also present proof of residence.
Acceptable Forms of Proof Residence:
You need proof of identification AND a document that verifies your current residential address. Please read the Proof of Residence document for more information.
Forms of Identification:
- Wisconsin driver’s license OR Wisconsin state ID card
- Current U.S. Passport OR U.S. Military ID
If another acceptable proof of identification is unavailable or inconvenient to obtain, you may use a Voter ID Compliant Student ID card.
Note: This is not the same as your TitanCard. TitanCards are NOT considered an acceptable or compliant form of ID for voting.
Titan Central in Reeve Memorial Union can make a Voter ID Compliant Student ID card for you.
The first card is free and a replacement card will cost is $2.
Verifying Your Local Address:
- If your WI driver’s license has your current local address on it that is all you need to vote.
- If it doesn’t have your local address on it (or you don’t have a WI driver’s license) you can bring a utility bill that has your local address on it.
- If you live on-campus or don’t have a utility bill, go to TitanWeb and print off a Voter ID Enrollment Verification Form. If you don’t know your Residence Hall address, use this document to help.
Having a printout is a good backup and may make the lines faster- it is not a requirement. Electronic copies of any proof of residence document are acceptable.
More information about the Voter ID law and acceptable photo ID’s are available at:
Voting Requirements & Voter ID
You must meet the following criteria to be eligible to vote:
- U.S. citizen
- 18 years of age on or before Election Day
- Resident of WI for at least 28 days before to registering
If you are not registered before to Election Day, you can register at your polling location. Certain individuals may be ineligible to vote based on the following criteria:
- Any person convicted of treason, felony or bribery that has not completed the terms of his or her sentence including probation, parole or extended supervision
- A person who has been determined by a court to be incapable of understanding the objective of the elective process or who is under guardianship
- Anyone who has made or become interested, directly or indirectly, in any bet or wager depending upon the result of the election.
To cast your ballot, you will need documentation that proves your identity.
Acceptable forms of identification for voting include:
- A valid Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin state ID
- U.S. passport
- U.S. Uniformed Services card
- Veterans Affairs ID
- Tribal ID
- Certificate of naturalization.
- Students only: a free campus-issued voter ID card. See the “Campus-issued voter ID” section for more information. Your TitanCard is not an acceptable form of voter ID.
The address on your ID does not matter; the purpose of presenting your ID at the polls is to prove your identity.
Find Polling Place
Go to myvote.wi.gov to find your voting location.
To search by address for your municipal clerk for your city, town, or village in Wisconsin, please visit here. For information on voting for those from OUTSIDE of Wisconsin, you can visit here. You can only vote in one place and you have to register in the community you plan to vote in.
- If you plan to vote in Oshkosh, please see the following section for information on registration and polling places.
- Students who are from another state or do not plan to vote here visit State Student Voting Guides | Campus Vote Project
Each city also provides valuable election information. It is encouraged to check their pages. Here are some of our local city pages:
- City of Oshkosh: https://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/CityClerk/Elections.aspx
- City of Fond du Lac: https://www.fdl.wi.gov/administration/city-clerk/elections/
- City of Menasha: https://www.cityofmenasha-wi.gov/departments/city_clerk/voting_and_elections/index.php
All voting locations are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
To view candidate information, check out these resources:
- https://www.politifact.com (this site lets you fact check candidates)
To help determine where your political belief align, here are some helpful resources:
Vote Early, Absentee, or In-Person
Vote Early In-Person (also called in-person absentee voting)
Starting 14 days before Election Day until the Friday before Election Day, you can:
- Vote in-person absentee at your local municipality
- Vote in-person absentee in Oshkosh at the Oshkosh City Hall
Vote Absentee by Mail
STEP 1: Request an absentee ballot:
- Online: Visit myvote.wi.gov
- By mail: Download the Application For Absentee Ballot, complete the form and mail it to your municipal clerk’s office.
STEP 2: Return your absentee ballot:
- When you receive your ballot, fill it out and mail it back as soon as possible.
- The U.S. Postal Service recommends mailing it at least one week in advance of Election Day.
Voting Absentee While Studying Abroad
- Study abroad students should plan ahead about registering, getting an absentee ballot, and photo ID. See tips for study abroad students.
- Please note all deadlines so that you can get your absentee ballot submitted in time.