A need for candidates in the town of Lac du Flambeau is also a reminder says a League of Women Voters of the Northwoods spokesperson that candidates are needed in many local races.
League spokesperson Jane Trotter says this year is an off-election year and it is a good time for them to focus on voter education...
"....so one of the focuses this year is, 'how can you run for town government?', 'how can you run for county board?', those kinds of things. So if the listeners have ever thought about running for a school board seat or local government, town, city, county level, this is a good time to think about it. The process isn't complicated. It can be done with the help of a local clerk. The key is to make sure you know what to do to get your name on the ballot....."
Paperwork for next year's elections needs to be filed by January 2, 2017.
Trotter says they are also holding an event in Lac du Flambeau....
"....the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods will be teaming with Citizens For Education in Town Governments in Lac du Flambeau on September 14. There will be people at the Ben Guthrie Lac du Flambeau Public Library to assist individuals interested in running for public office and finding out what they need to do. There will be help in downloading those forms...."
The Town of Lac du Flambeau has been working with the League and Citizens for Education in Town Governance after the town voted to add two seats to its board. The election for those seats takes place next spring.
Forms needed to run for office can be obtained from local municipal or county clerks or downloaded at the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Trotter says you can also stop down September 14 in Lac du Flambeau to find out more information. Links to more information are here and here.