Filling Out Nomination Papers

Filling out a Nomination Form
A Step-by-Step Guide

  • Step 1: Sign your first and last name in the column marked “Signature of Electors”. Please note that only one name can be written in each box.

  • Step 2: Print your first and last name in the column marked “Printed Name of Electors”.

  • Step 3: Print out your full residential number and street in the column marked “Residential Address”. PO boxes are not an acceptable form of address. If your home address is a fire number however, that is sufficient.

  • Step 4: Under the box labeled “Municipality of Residence”, print both the name of your municipality and the Zip Code (ex. 53703, 54880, etc). Also, please fill out the corresponding box indicating if your municipality is a city, a village, or a township.

  • Step 5: Fill in the box labeled “Date of Signing” with the EXACT date you signed the nomination form.

  • Step 6: Near the bottom of the form underneath the heading “Certification of Circulator”, please re-print both your name and your full address (Number, Street, Municipality, and Zip Code)

  • Step 7: If there are additional columns for your phone number, email address, or request for a yard sign, please fill them out as well.

  • Step 8: At the very bottom of the page, properly certify the nomination form by both dating and re-signing the paper.
    • Please Note! The date that you sign at the bottom of the page MUST NOT be prior to any noted signature listed above. For example, if “John Smith” signs in row one on April 18th, 2020, the certification date must be equal or later to that date. Any further signatures that occur at a noted date later than the certification will be deemed invalid by the Wisconsin Elections Commission.


Thank you again for your attention to this important matter and your completion of these forms! It is support like yours that ensures Democratic candidates will be on the ballot fighting for all Wisconsinites come this fall. We hope you and your family are in good health and we hope to earn your vote again in November.