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Get on the Ballot for Local Spring Elections

Now is the time for action for those who want a place on the April 2 spring election ballot.

The period of circulation for nomination papers opened Dec. 1 and ends on the first Tuesday in January, or Jan. 2 for 2024. 

To successfully complete nomination papers, candidates circulate signature petitions and collect a specific number of signatures, as required by law, from qualified electors residing in the jurisdiction or district they wish to serve. 

The spring primary election is Feb. 20. The April 2 election is also the presidential primary election, officially known as the Presidential Preference election.

Local seats that will be on the ballot, according to Jill Lau, Door County Clerk, are as follows: 

  • All 21 Door County Board supervisor seats.
  • Municipal seats in the following municipalities: the towns of Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Gardner, Gibraltar, Liberty Grove, Nasewaupee, Sevastopol and Washington; the villages of Egg Harbor, Ephraim, Forestville, and Sister Bay; and the City of Sturgeon Bay. 
  • The Door County Circuit Court Judge seat held by D. Todd Ehlers.  seat will be up for election. Ehlers announced earlier this year that he would be retiring in 2024 at the end of his current term – at which time he will have served 24 years on the bench. 

In addition, all five Door County school district boards will have seats up for election.

All local offices are nonpartisan. Anyone who qualifies to appear on the ballot cannot withdraw their names after filing and their name will appear on the ballot except in case of death of the person. 

To learn more about the county offices, contact County Clerk Jill Lau at [email protected]. For municipal offices, contact your local clerk and for school district seats, your local district office.

Filing deadlines differ for the 2024 general election when state and federal offices will be elected.To learn about nomination papers and how to get on the ballot, go to elections.wi.gov/candidates/getting-ballot.