Are You Ready to Run for Local Elected Office?. Name, County, and Date. The Current Situation: ____ County Board Turnover in 2002. X number of____ County Board Supervisors X number of new County Board Supervisors (%) X counties had more turnover (by percentage)
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Name, County, and Date
The Current Situation:____ County Board Turnover in 2002
The Current Situation: _____ County Town Board Turnover in 2003
Should You Run for Local Elected Office?
#2 What are your PERSONAL and POLITICAL strengths and weaknesses?
#3 Are you connected with your community? What issues have sparked debate or reaction lately?
Property Tax Relief
Protect Drinking Water
New Health Care Facility
Land Use Planning
#4 Who is your electorate and what is the political tradition in your community?
Percent of Sauk County residents with at least a high school degree
#5 How much time, money and energy will you need?
#6 Which office is the best fit for you?
Register of Deeds
The candidate must be nominated from the floor or by secret ballot for the office. If more than 2 candidates are nominated, a vote will take place at the caucus.
The candidate must circulate nomination papers and compile signatures from the district he/she seeks to represent.
Step by Step Checklist
You are exempt from filing if ALL of the following apply:
1.) You not anticipate accepting contributions, or incurring
loans greater that $1,000.00 in a calendar year.
2.) You don’t accept more that $100.00 from a single source.
3.) You or your treasurer signs and dates the request for
exemption on form EB-1.
In some communities, people don’t run for office because they don’t want to anger the incumbent.
It is important to remember that YOU are the government!