The upcoming elections for Alderman/women are NON-PARTISAN.
There are basically 2 types of elections in Wisconsin. Partisan and Non-Paritsan.
Partisan elections are those in which the candidate seeks a Partisan public office which is identified on the ballot with a political party affiliation. (Republican, Democrat, etc.).
Non-Partisan elections are those in which the candidate seeks a non-partisan office which is not identified on the ballot as having a political party affiliation. (Republican, Democrat, etc.).
Examples of Non-Partisan offices that are elective include Aldermen/women and Judges, in Wisconsin.
The Supreme Court of Wisconsin rules of judicial conduct probibit a Judge from belonging to a political party or participating in political party activities.
Merriam-Webster defines "Non-Partisan" as follows: free from party affiliation, bias, or designation. Synonyms included are: impartial and objective.
(this writer is aware there may be other definitions or understandings and common usage of these words)