If the municipality has one ward or one set of results, the canvass shall be conducted publicly, and the election inspectors shall act as the municipal board of canvassers. The municipal board of canvassers is required only when municipal offices or referenda appear on the ballot. Ss. 5.15(6)(b), 7.51, and 7.53(1), Wis. Stats.
A separate board of canvassers, comprised of the municipal clerk and two other qualified electors appointed by the clerk, is required when the municipality has more than one reporting unit or more than one set of results. The municipal board of canvassers meets to complete and sign the canvass statement within 24 hours after the polls close.S. 7.53(2), Wis. Stats.