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. It is highly recommended that you download and read these materials. Just click on the links below.
Candidate Key Filing Dates:
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.
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:
- Declaration of Candidacy for Primary Nomination in 2022 (CAN-2); and
- Statement of Economic Interests for Local and School Board Offices (CAN-12)
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.
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