Next election cycle for Mayor and City Council begins fall of 2025.

The resources below will help candidates navigate the candidacy process. 


Ballot Access Checklist -

Declaration of Candidacy EL-162   

Nomination Papers for Nonpartisan Office - Spring 2024 EL-169        
        All signatures must be collected between Dec 1-Jan 2.  Local aldermanic district candidates need 20-40 valid signatures from the          residents of the district they wish to represent.  

Campaign Finance Committee/Conduit Registration Statement CF-1   
Campaign Finance Registration Statement-Local Candidate Committee CF-1L       
        Candidates for local office may find the CF-1L form easier to use.  Either form CF-1 or CF-1L is allowed. 


Ballot Access Manual

WI Elections Commission- FOR CANDIDATES

Wisconsin Candidate Eligibility

Wisconsin Chapter 19 General Duties of Public Officials

Wisconsin Chapter 12 Prohibited Election Practices