Run For Office

TO RUN FOR OFFICE

Would you like to know how to run for a municipal office in the Town of Delavan)?

The following links provide you with the necessary forms, for doing so. Please complete these forms and file them with the Town Clerk - [email protected]

Note:  A municipality may enact an ordinance establishing a code of ethics for public officials that may require a candidate for municipal office, in addition to the office of municipal judge, to file a Statement of Economic Interests (SEI).  Please contact the municipal clerk to find out if this requirement applies.

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

General information for local government candidacy: http://elections.wi.gov/candidates/local/non-partisan

State offices up for election are Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, State Senator (odd-numbered districts), and State Representative. Federal offices up for election are U.S. Senate and Representative to Congress.


VIDEO ON HOW TO GET ON THE BALLOT

Here is a video that provides detailed information about how to get on the ballot at our municipality.


Registered Write-In Candidates

To register as a write-in candidate, you must file a Campaign Registration Statement (CF-1) with the filing officer prior to collecting or spending any money on the campaign. The CF-1 form is available from the Wisconsin Ethics Commission's website or the local filing officer. The deadline to register as a write-in candidate is 12:00 p.m. (noon) the Friday before the election.


If you are an elected official who is not running again, you are required to file a Notification of Non-Candidacy form with the filing officer to give potential candidates notice of an open seat.

Notification must be received by the proper filing officer no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 2nd Friday preceding the deadline for filing ballot access documents to avoid an extension of time for filing such papers. A general list of filing officers for offices is listed below.

Non-Candidacy Form 

All forms should be turned in to the Town Clerk at [email protected]


A list of state candidates who have registered their campaigns with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission or filed a Declaration of Candidacy form with the Wisconsin Elections Commission is attached below. Federal candidates running for U.S. Senate and Representative to Congress often do not file a Declaration of Candidacy form with the Elections Commission until the spring of 2022. Therefore, the best source of early information about who is running for those federal offices may be the campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission's website: https://fec.gov