Running for Local Office

Beginning on December 1, eligible citizens may begin circulating nomination papers for various offices to be elected in 2021. Five Aldermanic positions are up for election in odd numbered districts: 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. The office of Municipal Judge is also up for election in 2021. To run for Alderperson you must collect between 20-40 signatures from eligible voters in your District. To run for municipal judge you must collect between 200-400 signatures from eligible voters in the City.  Candidates may not solicit signatures until after December 1, 2020 and completed forms must be turned in prior to 5:00 p.m. on January 5, 2021.  More detailed information including links to all necessary forms are available here: https://www.ci.watertown.wi.us/departments/running_for_office.php