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Wisconsin's Open Meetings Law, enacted in 1976, attempts to promote openness in government and to provide Wisconsin citizens with an opportunity to observe and educate themselves about their government's operations.
Bellevue is governed by a five-member Village Board consisting of a Village President and 4 Village Trustees.
All positions are elected at-large during the April Spring election.
2 Village Trustees are elected in even numbered years, with the other 2 elected in odd numbered years. The Trustee role has a fixed annual salary of $6,190. Collectively, the board has management and control of Village property, finances, streets, utilities, and public service.
In order for a candidate's name to be placed on the April ballot, a candidate must file a Campaign Registration Statement (CF-1), a Declaration of Candidacy (EL-162), and Nomination Papers (EL-169).
All candidate forms are due no later than 5 pm on the first Tuesday of the New Year or the candidate’s name will not be placed on the ballot. If the form is faxed or emailed, the original document must follow postmarked no later than the first Tuesday of the New Year.
This checklist is for Municipal Candidates (e.g. Bellevue Village Board) where Nomination Papers are Used.
This form must be filed with the Bellevue Clerk’s Office as soon as you decide to become a candidate for office and before any funds are collected or spent.
This form must be filed with the Bellevue Clerk no later than the deadline for filing nomination papers or the candidate's name will not appear on the ballot. This form must be sworn to and signed in the presence of notary or person authorized to administer oaths.
Nomination papers may be circulated any time after December 1 of the current year. You will be required to obtain a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 100 signatures for each office pursued.
Candidate forms may be obtained from the Bellevue Village Clerk, at the Bellevue Village Offices, located at 2828 Allouez Avenue, or found at https://elections.wi.gov/forms. To request a candidate packet from the Bellevue Village Clerk, contact Karen Simons at (920) 593-5511 or email@example.com
Attribution statements, commonly referred to as disclaimers, are statements required to be placed on any communication containing express advocacy in order to identify the person(s) who paid for and/or authorized the communication. WIS. STAT. § 11.1303(2).
Express advocacy is a communication which clearly identifies a candidate and clearly relates to the election or defeat of the candidate. Common terms include "Vote for," "Elect," "Support," "Cast your ballot for," "Smith for ... (an elective office)," "Vote Against," "Defeat," Reject," and "Cast your ballot against." (§ 11.0101(11))
Every printed advertisement, billboard, handbill, lawn sign, sample ballot, television or radio advertisement, or other communication requires an attribution.
Attribution statements do not apply to communications containing express advocacy printed on small items, which would normally require a disclaimer, but cannot be conveniently printed, including text messages, social media communications, and certain small advertisements on mobile phones. WIS. STAT. § 11.1303(2)(f).