Petitioning underway for elections
Now is the time to get your name on the ballot if you're considering a bid for local offices on school boards, town and village boards, Superior City Council or the Douglas County Board.
Candidates seeking public office have until 5 p.m. Jan. 7 to petition to get their name on the ballot for upcoming spring elections.
This year, the entire Douglas County Board faces elections. In Superior, councilors in the odd-number districts also face elections, as does the 10th district where a special election has been set for a one-year term to fill the seat filled by Council appointment after the death of one of its members, Bob Browne.
Elections for the local offices will be held April 1 with a primary Feb. 18 if a run-off is needed to narrow the field of candidates.
For more information about town, village and school board elections, contact the secretary in the school district or the clerk of the municipality. A listing of clerk contact information is available at www.douglascountywi.org.
For information about the council race, contact the City Clerk's Office at 715-395-7200 or the County Clerk's Office for the Douglas County Board of Supervisors at 715-395-1341.
Office holders not seeking re-election have until 5 p.m. Dec. 27 to file paperwork stating they will not run in the upcoming election.