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LA CROSSE COUNTY BOARD
All La Crosse County Board seats will be up for election in spring 2018. Please see this candidate checklist for details on papers and deadlines. Deadline summary:
  • Start circulating NOMINATION PAPERS for signatures (at least 50, not more than 200) on or after December 1, 2017
  • File a Campaign Registration Statement no later than January 2, 2018 (new candidates must file before campaign funds are collected)
  • Complete a Declaration of Candidacy and file it no later than January 2, 2018
  • Turn in NOMINATION PAPER signatures no later than January 2, 2018
If there are more than two candidates in a district, the top two vote-getters in the February 20 primary will be on the ballot for the April 3 election.

Here is the map of county board districts. Here is the list of current county board members by district. County board members are paid monthly.


SCHOOL BOARDS (Wisconsin Statute 120.06)
  • Terms are three years
  • At large elections in spring (primaries if needed in February, election in April)
  • In most cases, candidate must be a resident of the district
  • See school board candidate checklist from Wisconsin Elections Board
  • May start papers on December 1
  • Must gather signatures (number depends upon district size) on nomination papers
  • Must file nomination papers by first day of business 2018
  • WI Assoc. of School Boards (WASB) 2018 Booklet- Guide for Candidates

La Crosse School Board
  • 9 members
  • Every spring one-third of seats are up for election
  • School board holds info meeting in November for potential candidates
Onalaska School Board
Holmen School Board
  • 8 members
  • Every spring one-third of seats are up for election
West Salem School Board
  • 7 members
  • All seats open every three years (2020) 
La Crosse City Council
  • 13 members
  • Every odd year, half the council seats are up for election (2019 = 6 seats, 2021 = 7 seats) for four year terms
  • This Wisconsin Elections Board page has generic information about non-partisan municipal elections
  • More specific details will be posted closer to the next election (2019)
Other municipalities 


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