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Running for Office
Becoming a member of the Village Board

If you are interested in serving on the Village Board, elections are held every April.  Three trustees are up for election in even numbered years, and three trustees and the Village President are up for election in odd numbered years.  The Village uses the nomination system of election.  (There are also two elected Constables, one elected each year.)

For more information on the responsibilities of the Village Board, click here for general information, or here to view more specific committee responsibilities.  These are paid positions, with the Village President receiving a salary of $3000 per year.  Trustees receive $50 per meeting ($25 for meetings 30 minutes or less).

There is a current vacancy on the Village Board, if you're interested in being appointed to the position until the end of the term which is April 17, 2017 please fill out an application and submit it to the Village Clerk's Office for consideration at the next Board meeting.

To be placed on the ballot, signed nominations papers, with at least 20 valid signatures and no more than 100 valid signatures, are due by the first Tuesday in January prior to the election.  You may begin circulating nomination papers no sooner than Dec. 1st, prior to the election.  In addition to the nomination papers, there are several other forms that must be submitted.  Please click below for each of the required forms:

Ballot Access Checklist
Campaign Finance Registration Statement
Declaration of Candidacy
Nomination Papers

If you are a current Village Board member and are not planning to run again, you must file the Notification of Non-candidacy by 5:00pm on the Tuesday two weeks before the 1st Tuesday in January.  Failure to file this paperwork on time, will result in a 72-hour deadline extension for anyone else wishing to run for office.

If you have questions about the process to get on the ballot, please contact the Clerk-Treasurer's office at 920-565-3511.