Now is the time to get your name on the ballot if you're considering a run for nonpartisan offices in Wisconsin.

The offices include local government and school boards, and judgeships around the state.

People considering serving on their school board or in municipal government can begin circulating petitions Saturday to get their name on the ballot. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Jan. 2 to submit their paperwork to get on the ballot for the nonpartisan spring elections.

In Superior, the even-numbered Council districts are on the ballot, and Superior School Board members Christine Kintop and Robert Morehouse are up for re-election.

Statewide, voters will also consider a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court as Justice Shirley Abrahamson steps down, and voters in Douglas County will vote for a judge on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. For information on running in those races, contact the Wisconsin Elections Commission at 608-266-8005 or visit

The primary is scheduled for Feb. 19 with the general election slated for April 2.