Interested in political office? You will a chance to run in April when voters will decide on the city of Sheboygan’s mayor and a handful of alderman seats.
The election is set for April 6 and every alderman seat in odd-numbered districts, as well as the mayor’s position, will be decided. The alderman districts up for election include Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Due to a replacement in 2020, there will also be an election for the aldermanic seat in District 2 (this will be for a one-year term).
Alderman seats for even-numbered districts will be decided in 2022. The office of Alderperson in Sheboygan is a part-time position and is for a two-year term.
Here are a few things to know:
1. Nomination papers can be found at the City Clerk’s Office, 828 Center Avenue, Suite 103. Candidates were able to start circulation of their nomination papers on Dec. 1.
2. The deadline to file candidacy papers with the City Clerk is Jan. 5. Candidates for the office of Alderperson are required to obtain a minimum of 20 signatures and a maximum of 40 signatures from eligible voters in their district. Candidates for the office of mayor are required to obtain a minimum of 200 signatures and a maximum of 400 signatures from eligible voters in the city.
3. Alderpersons are expected to attend several meetings each month including Common Council meetings and each Alderperson will be appointed to at least one (but not more than two) Standing Committees.
4. The Office of Mayor is a full-time position and elected for a four-year term, the person elected is not allowed to have any outside employment.