Becoming a Candidate

The following documents and links provide information on how to become a candidate for public office. As a candidate, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the election and campaign finance requirements that apply to your campaign, which you may obtain from either the Wisconsin Statutes or from your private attorney. In addition, you may obtain general information about elections from the Wisconsin Election Commission. Information provided below is provided as a courtesy, it should not be interpreted as either legal advice or a release from a candidates responsibility to comply with the law. If after reviewing the information you have further questions, please contact the Village Clerk at 608-850-2827.

Necessary Forms and Information


Write-In Candidates


To seek office as a write-in candidate:
  1. Pick up your Campaign Finance Registration Statement (CF-1) from the Village Clerk’s Office or download it from the link provided above. 
  2. File your Campaign Registration Statement with the Village Clerk as soon as you decide to become a write-in candidate for Village office. Write-in votes are counted at the Spring Primary for candidates who file a campaign registration statement by noon on Friday, February 11, 2022. Write-in votes are counted at the Spring Election for candidates who file a campaign registration statement by noon on Friday, April 1, 2022. 
  3. Educate your supporters to fill the oval and write your name in the write-in area under the office for which you are running.

Current Election Information


For information on current election dates and candidate filing statuses please click here.