Running for Office

Aldermanic Offices to be elected April 5, 2022: 
  • District 2 Alderperson
  • District 4 Alderperson
  • District 6 Alderperson
  • District 8 Alderperson
All of the above are two year terms beginning April 19, 2022 and ending April 19, 2024.  If a primary is required for any of the offices above, it will be held February 15, 2022.

Aldermanic District Map

Eligibility for office of Alderperson:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony for which the person has not been pardoned
  • Must be a City of Watertown resident.

Ballot Access Documents

  • Campaign Registration Statement - Form CF-1.  File with City Clerk when candidacy is announced before circulating nomination papers or receiving/spending campaign funds.  For further information on campaign finance, please visit the WI Ethics Commission web site
  • Declaration of Candidacy - Form EL-162.  File with City Clerk.  May be filed with the CF-1 but not later than 5 p.m. on January 4, 2022.
  • Nomination Papers - Form EL-169.  First day to collect signatures is December 1, 2021.  Nomination papers must be submitted to City Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on January 4, 2022.  Candidates for Alderperson must collect 20-40 signatures of qualified electors in their district.
  • Incumbents not seeking re-election: file Notification of Noncandidacy Form EL-163 by 5 p.m. on December 27, 2021.
  • Paper copies of all of required forms are available in the Office of the City Clerk, 106 Jones Street, Watertown, WI 53094.  
Mayor to be elected April 5, 2022:
The term of Mayor is for three years beginning April 19, 2022 and ending April 15, 2025.  If a primary is required, it will be held February 15, 2022.
  
Eligibility for office of Mayor:
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony for which the person has not been pardoned. 
  • Must be a resident of the City of Watertown 

Ballot Access Documents

  • Candidates for Municipal Judge must file a Statement of Economic Interest with the State of WI Ethics Commission.  More information is available here: https://ethics.wi.gov/Pages/Ethics/StatementsOfEconomicInterests.aspx
  • Campaign Registration Statement - Form CF-1.  File with City Clerk when candidacy is announced before circulating nomination papers or receiving/spending campaign funds.  For further information on campaign finance, please visit the WI Ethics Commission web site
  • Declaration of Candidacy - Form EL-162.  File with City Clerk.  May be filed with the CF-1 but not later than 5 p.m. on January 4, 2022.
  • Nomination Papers - Form EL-169.  First day to collect signatures is December 1, 2021.  Nomination papers must be submitted to City Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on January 4, 2022.  Candidates for Mayor must collect 200-400 signatures of qualified electors in the City.
  • Incumbents not seeking re-election: file Notification of Noncandidacy Form EL-163 by 5 p.m. on December 27, 2021.
  • Paper copies of all of required forms are available in the Office of the City Clerk, 106 Jones Street, Watertown, WI 53094.  

For more information please contact City Clerk/Treasurer, Elissa Friedl at 920-262-4007.