2021 SPRING ELECTION DATES
February 16, 2021 Spring Primary
April 6, 2021 Spring Election
NOMINATION PAPERS for municipal offices to be elected April 6, 2021 may be circulated starting on December 1, 2020.
THE CIRCULATOR MUST PERSONALLY PRESENT THE NOMINATION PAPER TO EACH SIGNER: THE NOMINATION PAPER MAY NOT BE LEFT UNATTENDED ON COUNTERS OR POSTED ON BULLETIN BOARDS.
Nomination papers and all other required forms must be RETURNED TO THE CLERK BY JANUARY 5th, 2021 AT 5:00 p.m. in order for you to be placed on the ballot. No late papers will be accepted, per state election law: In order for a candidate's name to be placed on the ballot, a candidate must file a Campaign Registration Statement (ETHCF-1), a Declaration of Candidacy (EL-162), and Nomination Papers (EL169) containing the appropriate number of signatures for the office sought no later than the filing deadline. Wis. Stat. § 8.10(3). Candidates for state office and municipal judge must also file a statement of economic interests with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission by the third business day after the nomination paper filing deadline. Wis. Stat. § 19.43. If any one of these required forms is not filed by the deadline, the candidate's name will not be placed on the ballot. Wis. Stat. § 8.30.
The Clerk will be in the office by appointment throughout December, and on the day of January 5th, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. accepting papers and administering oaths.
Candidates must meet all eligibility requirements and swear an oath when submitting the EL-162 Declaration of Candidacy, either before a notary or before the Town Clerk. The name, address and office sought must be completely filled out on the top of each nomination paper prior to circulating, and the signers must be qualified electors in the Town of Draper with all their information completed correctly. No elector may sign a nomination paper for more than one candidate per office. Make sure you follow all the instructions and that you have more than enough signatures, in case some are disqualified.
For official information on how to run for office in Draper: https://elections.wi.gov/candidates/local/non-partisan
Candidates must file all of the following forms by their deadlines with the Town Clerk: review these forms and their accompanying instructions so you will understand the requirements:
For further help with the forms or ballot access process, contact Town of Draper Clerk Elizabeth Klein at (715) 266-2110 or by email: [email protected]
*All forms are also available at the Office of the Town Clerk.