How to Run for Local Public Office

  • Review Wisconsin candidate eligibility:
  • Local candidates should visit the Local Campaign Finance page on the Wisconsin Ethics Commission website for information about campaign finance registration and reporting.
  • Complete Nomination Paper for Nonpartisan Office, which is a circulation paper to collect signatures for Nonpartisan Office

  • Registered Write-In Candidates - To be a registered write-in candidate for an election, all local office candidates must file a Campaign Registration Statement with their local clerk by 12:00 p.m. (noon) the Friday before the election.
  • Reach out to the state party you are affiliated with to gather additional information
  • Contact the city clerk , Email City Clerk or phone 262-473-0102, for information on deadlines, forms and election schedules.