Running for Town Office

When are the Town Supervisors Elected?

The Town Board of Supervisors consists of a Town Chair and four Supervisors who are at-large and represent the entire town’s population. 

Two Supervisors are elected to two-year terms which expire in even years. 

Two Supervisors and the Town Chair are elected to two-year terms expiring in odd years.

More information about the Town Board.

The process of nomination papers is used in the Town of Middleton for those wanting to run of a Town Office and placed on the Spring Election Ballot.  The Spring Election is held the first Tuesday in April.

 Newly elected supervisors officially start their position with the Oath of Office at the Annual Town Meeting held the evening of the third Tuesday in April.


Nomination Procedure for Running for Town Offices

Candidates for local office in the Town of Middleton can begin circulating Nomination Papers on December 1, 2022 for the 2023 Spring Election.

In 2023, the Town Chair and two (2) Town Supervisor terms will be open.  Residents of the Town that are interested in running for one of those seats should contact Town Clerk Barb Roesslein at (608) 833-2706 or to obtain a Candidate Packet and information on the procedure.

The candidate can then begin collecting signatures of qualified electors beginning December 1, 2022.  Candidates need to obtain at least 20 signatures of qualified electors and no more than 100.  Please keep in mind that the Circulator of the Nomination Papers must personally present the Nomination Paper to each signer.  Since Town Supervisors are elected "at-large", a citizen of the Town could sign Nomination Papers for no more than two different candidates for Supervisor.

In order to be placed on the ballot, the Nomination Papers, Campaign Registration Statement and Declaration of Candidacy must then be filed with the Town Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on January 3, 2023.  Once received, the Nomination Papers will be reviewed for sufficiency.