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Eau Claire City Council Spring Election Information

Eau Claire City Council Election

The Eau Claire City Council has the position of Council President up for election Spring 2023.

The Eau Claire City Council includes 11 members who each serve a three-year term, including 5 elected by district, 5 elected at large, and 1 elected City Council President. Each official elected by district represents about 13,509 people, and the City Council President represents about 69,421 people (or the whole City of Eau Claire). The next election for the district council members will be April 2024 and the election for the at larger members will by April 2025. The City Council makes legislative decisions, determines community needs, and makes decisions about budgeting.

Terry Weld currently holds this position. He was appointed to City Council in 2017 and was elected as the Council President in 2019 when he ran unopposed. He will not be seeking re-election in this years election. Emily Berge, the current vice president, is the only one person who filed to run. Weld has said he supports Berge.

If Berge wins the election, her seat would be vacant. In this case her seat could either be filled by the appointment of a north side resident or a special election may be held. In either of these cases, the person who fills Berge's seat will continue to serve in that position until next years election, April 2024.


Election Timeline

Dec. 1, 2022: First day to circulate Nomination Papers (Candiates for Counical President need 200-400 signatures)

December 23, 2022: Incumbents to file Declaration of Candidacy OR
Notification of Noncandidacy by 5 p.m.
(City Hall Closed December 23 & 24)

January 3, 2023: Last day to file Declaration of Candidacy, Nomination Papers
and Campaign Finance Registration Statement
All papers and forms are due in the City Clerk's Office by 5 p.m.

January 6, 2023: Drawing for order of candidate names on ballot
Will take place in City Clerk’s Office at 9 a.m.

February 21, 2023: Spring Primary (if necessary)

April 4, 2023: Spring Election

April 18, 2023: Council Organizational Meeting
Newly elected members take their seats on the Council


For more information on how to run go to the City of Eau Claire Council President Information Book.

For more information on the Eau Claire City Council or to find their agendas go here.

Go to myvote.wi for more information on how to register and where to vote.


Watch for more candidate information from the Eau Claire Chamber as the election progresses.

Election 2023: Guide to the Local Spring Election (Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce)

Posted by Mallory Williams, Governmental Affairs Intern

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