Incumbent David Scott didn't turn in his candidacy papers within the allotted time, meaning the deadline to turn in the papers is now extended to Monday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m.
Incumbent David Scott didn't turn in his candidacy papers within the allotted time, meaning the deadline to turn in the papers is now extended to Monday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m.

   Because a Ripon Area School Board incumbent did not turn in his candidacy papers, individuals interested in running for School Board now have extra time to turn in candidacy papers.

   The new deadline will be Monday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. after incumbent David Scott did not turn in his candidacy papers by the original deadline of Wednesday at 5 p.m.

   “Per state statute, if an incumbent fails to file a declaration of candidacy, and if the incumbent also did not file timely a notice of non-candidacy, then all candidates for the office held by the incumbent, other than the incumbent, may file a Declaration of Candidacy no later than 72 hours after the regulation deadline,” Administrative Secretary Jolene Meyer said.

   This means everyone else but Scott can file candidacy; Scott can no longer declare candidacy.

   However, if interested, he could still register himself as a write-in candidate on the ballot and be voted back into office.

   The deadline actually extends later than the state mandated 72 hours because that would have placed the deadline on Saturday.

   But, state statute allows the new deadline to fall on the next business day, meaning Monday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m.

    A similar situation occurred in Green Lake as well. 

    Incumbent District 2 Ald. Kevin Karau did not submit his candidacy papers for Green Lake City Council before the Wednesday deadline, meaning the deadline is now extended to Monday, Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. for anyone else interested in running.

   Karau, like Scott, cannot file his candidacy, but he can still register as a write-in candidate.

   The only candidate as of now for the City Council election is long-time incumbent George King, representing District 3 of Green Lake. 

   To read more about the Ripon School Board and Green Lake City Council elections and to find out if anyone files for the positions by Monday, read the Thursday, Jan. 10 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.