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Filing Requirements for Dane County Multi-Jurisdictional Municipal Judge


Candidates for Multi-Jurisdictional Municipal Judge must meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • 18 Years of Age
  • Elector/Resident of one of the municipalities in that judicial jurisdiction.


  1. Completion of Campaign Registration Statement – Form CF-1
    File when Candidacy publicly announced or when expending/receiving funds for candidacy.
  2. Completion of Declaration of Candidacy – Form EL-162
  3. Completion of Nomination Papers – EL-169
    Collect 20 (minimum) to 100 (maximum) signatures
    Signatures of qualified electors (at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen) may only be collected between December 1, 2019 and January 2, 2020. The deadline for filing the papers is January 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Only electors who live in the municipalities in the multi-jurisdictional district are allowed to sign the nomination papers.

    Signers must give their complete address (house number, street and municipality – no Post Office boxes), and must list the municipality of residence (city, village or township). Signers must date their signature, including the year.

    The circulator does not have to reside in the supervisory district. Circulators are only required to be qualified electors. The circulator must certify the nomination papers after obtaining the signatures. Signatures dated after the date listed by the circulator will not be counted. Signatures with addresses not in your district will not be counted. You may determine whether an address is in your district by checking
  4. Completion of Statement of Economic Interest – Form ETHFR-904 SEI
    To be filed with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission, 212 East Washington Avenue, Third Floor P.O. Box 7984, Madison, WI 53707-7984


The deadline for filing above forms is January 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.


The above forms must be filed with the Dane County Clerk at:

210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Room 106A,
Madison, WI 53703
(we cannot accept faxed or e-mailed documents)

Candidates for multi-jurisdictional municipal courts serving municipalities in multiple counties, please verify which county is the filing officer for the office.

Election Dates

  • Primary: February 18, 2020
  • Election: April 7, 2020


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