Filing For Office

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.


Candidate Key Filing Dates:

Filing Opens

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 is the first day a declaration of candidacy for a major political party nomination (or election as a Democratic Party precinct committeeman or state convention delegate of either major party at the primary) may be filed.

Filing Deadline

Noon on Friday, February 4, 2022, is the deadline to file a declaration of candidacy for a major political party nomination (or election as a Democratic Party precinct committeeman or state convention delegate of either major party at the primary).

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. 


Candidate Filing Forms

Major Party Candidate Filing Forms For County Offices (Except for Judges & Prosecutor), Township Offices or Town Offices Candidates:

Candidates must file these properly completed forms:

Filing Form For Democratic Precinct Committeeman Candidate or State Convention Delegate Candidate Of Either Party

Candidates must file this properly completed form:


Candidate Withdrawal Forms

Candidates who wish to withdraw their declaration of candidacy must do so no later than Noon on Friday, February 11, 2022 by filing a properly completed 2022 Notice Of Primary Election Candidate Withdrawal (CAN-10) form.

Questions?

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