Running for Local Office

Deputy Administrator/Village Clerks Office
Phone (608) 846-6751 Fax (608) 846-6963
Hours: Mon - Th 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Fri 7:30 am - 2:00 pm


Any questions in regards to running for an office you may contact the Deputy Administrator/Village Clerk at the above phone number.

The Village Board and Municipal Judge are elected offices.

The Village Board is made up of the Village President and six Trustees. The terms of the Village President and three Trustees expire in odd numbered years. The terms of the remaining three trustees expire in even numbered years.

The term of Municipal Judge lasts four years.

Documents & Deadlines

State Statute requires that individuals seeking election complete: Declaration of Candidacy, Campaign Registration Statement and Nomination Papers. These forms are available below, at the Deputy Administrator/Village Clerk's Office, or on line at the Government Accountability Board web site.

Individuals interested in running for local office may begin to circulate nomination papers once they have submitted a Campaign Registration Statement ETHCF-1 to the Deputy Administrator/Village Clerk on or after December 1 of the year preceding the election year. The nomination papers must obtain not less than 20 and not more than 100 signatures from eligible Village electors.

Nomination Paper (EL-169) and Declaration of Candidacy (EL-162) must be completed and submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday in January of the election year (in 2018, forms are due Tuesday, January 2 at 5:00 PM).