Candidate Information

Candidate Deadlines
The deadline to run for public office is January 5, 2016. If there is a Spring Primary, it will be held on February 16, 2016. The Spring Election will then be on April 5, 2016.

Spring Election
On April 5, 2016 voters will be electing:
  • An Alderperson from each of the 4 districts in the city
  • A Court of Appeals Judge
  • Circuit Court Judge
  • County Supervisors
  • School District Offices
  • Referenda
Important Dates
If you expressed interested in running for public office, the deadlines for the April Election is as follows:
December 1, 2015 1st day for candidates to circulate nomination papers (Nomination papers for city offices are available in the City Clerk's Office, while nomination papers for school district positions are available at the school district office - 501 South Bird Street)
December 28, 2015 Incumbents not seeking re-election file Notification of Non-Candidacy with election clerk
January 6, 2015 Nomination papers are due in the Election Clerk's Office
February 16, 2016 Spring Primary Election - To be determined
April 5, 2016 Spring Election
April 19, 2016 City elected officials take Oath of Office

More Information
Additional information on how to run for public office is available online. Contact the City Clerk at 608-837-2511 or via email for additional questions.