Running for Village Office
Are you interested in serving your community? The Village Board allows residents to serve as democratically elected officials with the power to conduct the affairs of the Village.
Running for office and getting on the ballot is governed by the rules of the State of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Individuals who are interested in being candidates can find all the necessary information for running for office at the following website or by stopping by the Clerk's Office at Village Hall:
After you have printed the above paperwork you will need to collect a minimum of 20 signatures from Village of Poynette Residents. It is recommended that you collect more than 20 signatures as any signatures of non-village residents will not count towards the 20 signatures ( i.e Jim's address has a Poynette zip code however he lives in the Town of Dekorra).
You may begin collecting signatures on December 1st, 2022 and all paperwork must be turned in to the Village Clerk's Office by 5 PM on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023.
What Offices Does the Village Have?
The Village of Poynette has seven elected officials known as Trustees, who are called the Board of Trustees. One of the seven Trustees bears the title of Village President who presides over all meetings of the Board. The terms of elected officials are all two years.
The Village President is elected in the annual Spring election of an odd-numbered year ( for example 2019, 2021, 2023, and so on).
Three Trustees are also up for election in odd-numbered years with the other three up for election in even-numbered years.
If seven or more individuals file nomination papers for Village Trustee or three or more apply for Village President, the Village will conduct a primary election before the Spring election. Typically, this takes place in February.
By Village ordinance elected officials are compensated in the following manner:
- Village President: $7,200/year
- Village Trustee: $3,600/year
Additionally, elected officials are provided a per diem of $150/full day or $80/half day of any required training or meetings (not related to the regular Village Board meetings).