Candidate Filing Information

Candidate Filing For The 2019 General Election

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. 

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.

2019 Candidate Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

2019 Campaign Finance Manual (PDF)

EMAIL US if you have any questions regarding filing.

Required Filing Forms For Major Political Party Candidates FOR BEVERLY SHORES, DUNE ACRES & TOWN OF PINES ONLY!  (Republican-Democrat-Libertarian) 

All Major Political Party Candidates are required to complete and file a Declaration of Candidacy (CAN-42) and a Statement of Economic Interests (CAN-12). These forms are available by clicking on the applicable links below. Please note that some forms MUST be signed in the presence of a Notary Public. Deadline for filing these forms is Noon on August 1, 2019.

Town Office Declaration Of Candidacy (CAN-16) (PDF)

Statement of Economic Interests (CAN-12) (PDF)

Required Filing Forms For Minor Party and Independent Candidates 

All Minor Party and Independent Candidates are required to complete and file three forms. These forms can be downloaded by clicking on the applicable links below. The Petition of Nomination (CAN-44) can be submitted for certification beginning on January 9 but no later than Noon on July 1, 2019. The Statement of Economic Interests (CAN-12) and the Written Consent to Become a Candidate (CAN-45), accompanied by the certified Petition of Nomination must be filed no later than Noon on July 15, 2019. Please note that some forms MUST be signed in the presence of a Notary Public.

Petition of Nomination (CAN-44) (PDF)

Written Consent to Become a Candidate (CAN-45) (PDF) 

Statement of Economic Interests (CAN-12) (PDF)

View Current Candidate Filings

Click on the appropriate link below to view candidate filings for each municipality.

Town Of Beverly Shores

Town Of Burns Harbor

Town Of Chesterton

Town Of Dune Acres

Town Of Hebron

Town Of Kouts

Town Of Odgen Dunes

Town Of Pines

City Of Portage

Town Of Porter

City Of Valparaiso