Running for Town Office:
The Town of New Glarus uses the Caucus method for determining who will run for office in the Spring Election. Our Caucus has been scheduled for January 13, 2015.
Any U.S. citizen who is at least 18 years old and has been a resident of the Town of New Glarus for at least 10 days prior to the caucus can participate and nominate candidates. You do not need to be a registered voter to participate. You do not need to be present to be nominated.
The town chairman presides over the caucus, unless that person intends to be a candidate. In that case, the attendees select a presiding officer.
If only one person may be elected to a particular position (Chairman, Supervisor, etc.) and more than two people are nominated, the caucus-goers will take a vote. The two candidates with the most votes will appear on the ballot. A tie can be broken by drawing lots or conducting another vote.
The following Town offices will be Elected at the April 7, 2015 Spring Election:
Chairman – for a term of two years to succeed Keith Seward
1st Supervisor - for a term of two years to succeed Dean Streiff
2nd Supervisor – for a term of two years to succeed Chris Narveson
After the nominations have ended, the municipal clerk must notify all nominees in writing. The nominees then have five days to file a Campaign Registration Statement and a Declaration of Candidacy.