Election Officials & Candidates

Election Inspectors - Becoming an Election Inspector
Citizen involvement is essential to conduct open, accurate, and fair elections in Wisconsin. The City of Middleton is always looking for dedicated residents who would like to work at the polls on election days. This is a paid position which can entail some very long hours, but is also very rewarding and interesting. 
Your Rights as a Poll Official
Wisconsin law requires every employer to grant an unpaid leave of absence to each employee who is appointed to serve as an election official, if the employee who serves as an election official provides his or her employer with at least seven days' notice. The leave is for the entire 24-hour period of each Election Day in which the employee serves in his or her official capacity as an election inspector. Upon request of any employer municipal clerks must verify appointments.

Training Resources
Voter Check In and Registration Training Video

Student Poll Volunteers
Do you know a bright high school student? Encourage them to volunteer at the polls.
Candidate Information

Becoming a Candidate


The following documents and link provide information on how to become a candidate for public office.  As a candidate, you are responsible for becoming familiar with the election and campaign finance requirements that apply to your campaign. You may obtain general information about elections from the Wisconsin Elections Commission website. Further information could be obtained from either the Wisconsin Statutes or from your private attorney. Information you receive from the City Clerk's office may not be interpreted as legal advice or a release from your responsibility to comply with the law.

Candidate Forms


Campaign Finance Information


Deadlines and Due Dates


Deadlines and due dates for mayor, municipal judge, and alderperson are as follows:
  • First Day to Circulate Nomination Papers - December 1
    • Nomination papers are due by 5 p.m. the first Tuesday in January (if this days lands on a holiday, they are due the next business day).
  • Notification of Non-Candidacy - 2nd Friday before the nomination papers deadline

Political and Election Campaign Signs
Political and Election Campaign are signs containing a “political message” and displayed during an “election campaign period”, as
those terms are defined in Wis. Stats. § 12.04(1)(a).

  1. Political signs may not exceed twelve (12) square feet in area
  2. Political signs shall not have an electrical, mechanical, or audio auxiliary component, and shall not be attached to or placed on utility poles, trees, traffic devices, or within the public right-of-way
  3. Political signs shall be removed after seven days from the election date or will be counted as noncommercial message sign under City of Middleton Ordinance 22.11(14).
City of Middleton Ordinance 22.11(18)