Filing For Office

Candidate Filing 

Candidates should file at the Porter County Elections & Registration office located in the Porter County Administration Center, 155 Indiana Ave., Suite 105 in Valparaiso. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. 


For Town Office - Ogden Dunes Only

A Town Office Declaration of Candidacy By A Democratic, Libertarian or Republican Party Candidate When No Town Primary Is Conducted In 2020 (CAN-16) AND a Statement of Economic Interest (CAN-12) form must be filed with the Elections & Registration Office no later than Noon on August , 2020. You can download the forms below.

Town Office Declaration of Candidacy By A Democratic, Libertarian or Republican Party Candidate When No Town Primary Is Conducted In 2020 (CAN-16)

Statement Of Economic Interests (CAN-12)


For School Board Offices

A Petition Of Nomination And Consent For School Board Office Elected In 2020 (CAN-34) AND a Statement Of Economic Interest (CAN12) must be filed with the Elections & Registration Office no later than Noon on August 21, 2020. You can download the forms below.

Petition of Nomination and Consent For School Board Office Elected In 2020 (CAN-34)

Statement Of Economic Interests (CAN-12)


Information Resources For Candidates 

The Porter County Elections & Registration office and the Indiana Secretary of State Election Division have provided important informational resources for candidates, and it is highly recommended that you download and read these materials. Just click on the links below.

2020 Candidate Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

2020 Campaign Finance Manual (PDF)

EMAIL US if you have any questions regarding filing.