How to Become a County Board Supervisor

Thank you for your interest in serving your county government by considering running for the County Board Supervisor position. If you have any questions regarding the election process, election forms, campaign finance laws, sign laws, deadlines, or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact the County Clerk's Office. 


2022 Wisconsin Election Dates

Spring Primary - February 15, 2022
Spring Election - April 5, 2022
Fall Primary - August 9, 2022
Fall Election - November 8, 2022

County Board Supervisors are elected every 2 years with the next election occurring in the Spring of 2022. In order to be elected to the County Board, the following requirements apply:

  • Minimum of 18 years old at the time of the election
  • Live in the district you are seeking to represent for at least 28 consecutive days prior to the election
  • Not a convicted felon (unless pardoned by the Governor or President)
  • Not convicted of a misdemeanor which breeches the public trust (a breech of public trust has not been defined by the Wisconsin Legislature)
  • No County Officer or employee is eligible to be a County Board Supervisor
  • A County Board Supervisor may also be a member of a town board, city common council or village board of trustees


Supervisors are expected to attend monthly meetings of the County Board as scheduled. Supervisors are also expected to attend monthly committee meetings to which they are assigned. Committee meetings and structures will be set after the April election.


County Board Supervisors are paid on a per diem basis based on actual meetings attended by each supervisor.

  • $95.00 for County Board Meetings
  • $45.00 for Committee Meetings

County Board Supervisors are entitled to mileage reimbursement for actual miles traveled to County Board and Committee Meetings. This amount changes on January 1 of each year based on the IRS mileage reimbursement rate. (The max per diem rate per day is $95.00)

Required Forms / Additional Information:

All State election forms are located on the Wisconsin Elections Commission website: or are available at the County Clerk’s Office.

Candidates should file the Campaign Registration Statement as soon as their intent to be a candidate is known—prior to circulating nomination papers and before campaign funds are collected or spent.  Continuing candidates should file amended Campaign Registration Statement, indicating the office sought and the new primary and election dates before circulating nomination papers.

Nomination papers may be circulated starting on December 1, 2021 and must be filed with the County Clerk by 5:00pm on January 4, 2022.

If an incumbent is not seeking re-election, they must file the EL-163 in the County Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00pm on December 24, 2021.

To be a registered write-in candidate, you must file a Campaign Registration Statement (CF-1) prior to collecting or spending any money on the campaign. The deadline for this is 12:00pm the Friday before the election.