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30-Day Election Filing Period Opens In Indiana

Posted On January 10, 2018

By Mike Perleberg

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Starting today, Indiana’s 2018 political races will begin to take shape.

Wednesday, January 10 marks the first day of filing to run for local, state or national office in Indiana. The filing period will remain open until noon on Friday, February 9.

People seeking county or local level offices can filed their declaration of candidacy form with their county election board. Candidates must reside within the city, town, district, township or precinct for which they are running.

State and national candidates should file with the Indiana Secretary of State.

“Electoral participation is the bedrock of our constitutional form of government, and I congratulate those individuals who have made the decision to enter public service,” said Secretary of State Connie Lawson. “I encourage all candidates to pay careful attention to the policies and deadlines set forth by the laws of our state, and to file the appropriate documents sooner rather than later to avoid unnecessary mistakes and ensure an easy and efficient process for all parties involved.”

For more information about filing to run for election, visit www.in.gov/elections.

Races to watch in southeastern Indiana this year include the race for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat, county commissioners, county council, and sheriffs.