Candidates: Getting on the Ballot

Deadlines & Due Dates

Deadlines and due dates for mayor, municipal judge, and alderman are as follows:

  • The first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1.
  • Nomination papers are due by 5 p.m. the first Tuesday in January (if this day lands on a holiday, they are due the next business day).
  • A notification of non-candidacy is due the second Friday before the nomination papers deadline.

Candidate Information

Campaign Finance

Local candidates should visit the Campaign Finance page on the Wisconsin Ethics Commission website for information about registration and reporting.