Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Indiana

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This page contains extensive information about ballot access requirements for state and federal candidates running for elected office in the state of Indiana. Offices included are:

This page contains information on specific filing dates for each election year, how to become a candidate, how to create a political party, campaign finance requirements, state agency contacts involved in the election process, and term limits in Indiana. Information on running for election as a presidential candidate or for county and municipal offices is not included. This page reflects research completed in April 2014.

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Year-specific dates

2014

See also: Indiana elections, 2014

Indiana had a primary election on May 6, 2014 and a general election on November 4, 2014. Voters elected candidates to serve in the following state and federal offices:

The deadline to file paperwork to create a new political party in time for the general election was August 21, 2014. At that time, the new political party must also submit the names of their candidates for the general election.[1]

In order to participate in the primary election in Indiana, candidates must have filed a Declaration of Candidacy by February 7, 2014. Independent and minor party candidates only participate in the general election. They needed to file a petition of nomination with the County Voter Registration Office by June 30, 2014 to be certified and then turn in a Declaration of Candidacy form with their certified petition of nomination to the Indiana Secretary of State Election Division by July 15, 2014.[2][3] Contact information for county offices and the Election Division can be found on this page under the section titled "Election-related agencies." Challenges against candidates must be filed by September 1, 2014.[3]

These deadlines, as well as campaign finance reporting deadlines, are included in the table below.

Legend:      Ballot access     Campaign finance     Election date




Dates and requirements for candidates in 2014
Deadline Event type Event description
February 7, 2014 Ballot access Candidate filing deadline for primary election
April 15, 2014 Campaign finance First Quarterly Report due for state executive candidates
April 18, 2014 Campaign finance Pre-primary Report due for state legislative candidates
May 6, 2014 Election Date Primary election date
June 30, 2014 Ballot access Deadline for nominating petitions to be filed with the County Voter Registration Office
July 15, 2014 Ballot access Filing deadline for independent and minor party candidates for the general election
July 15, 2014 Campaign finance Second Quarterly Report due for state executive candidates
August 21, 2014 Ballot access Deadline to establish a new political party
September 1, 2014 Ballot access Deadline to challenge a candidate's placement on the ballot
October 15, 2014 Campaign finance Third Quarterly Report due for state executive candidates
October 17, 2014 Campaign finance Pre-election Report due for state legislative candidates
October 28, 2014 Campaign finance Fourth Quarterly Report due for state executive candidates
November 4, 2014 Election Date General election
January 21, 2014 Campaign finance Annual Report due

Political parties

See also: List of political parties in the United States

As of October 2013, the state of Indiana officially recognized three political parties. In order to be officially recognized by the state, a political party's candidate for Secretary of State must have received at least two percent of the vote cast in the most recent election.[3]

Party Website link By-laws/platform link
Democratic http://www.indems.org/ Party rules
Libertarian http://lpin.org/ Party by-laws
Republican http://www.indgop.org/ Party platform

In some states, a candidate may choose to have a label other than that of an officially recognized party appear alongside his or her name on the ballot. Such labels are called political party designations. A political party designation would be used when a candidate qualifies as an independent, but prefers to use a different label. Indiana does allow candidates to identify in this way. A total of 25 states allow candidates to use political party designations in non-presidential elections.[3][4]

The 11 states listed below (and Washington, D.C.) do not provide a process for political organizations to gain qualified status in advance of an election. Instead, in these states, an aspirant party must first field candidates using party designations. If the candidate or candidates win the requisite votes, the organization may then be recognized as an official political party. In these states, a political party can be formed only if the candidate in the general election obtains a specific number of votes. The number of votes required and type of race vary from state to state. Details can be found on the state-specific requirements pages.[5]

Process to establish a political party

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 3, Article 8 of the Indiana Code

In Indiana a political party is a group of voters whose chosen candidate received at least two percent of the total votes cast for Secretary of State in the most recent election.[3]

  • In order to be recognized as a political party, a group must first file a Statement of Organization with the Indiana Secretary of State no later than 10 days after raising or spending $100 or no later than August 21, whichever happens first. The new political party must also file candidate names and a party device to the Secretary of State's Election Office by that date in order for the office to certify it in time for the general election. The party device is a logo, including words or pictures, that helps distinguish one party from another.[1]
  • The party's candidates must then file by petition method, in the same way independent candidates run. On the nominating petition, however, candidates can designate the party they are running with and also use the party device to further distinguish themselves from independent candidates.[6]
  • If the new party's candidate for Secretary of State receives at least two percent of the total votes cast, the party can nominate its candidates at a state convention rather than by petition method. If the new party's candidate for Secretary of State receives at least 10 percent of the total vote, the party can nominate its candidates through a primary election.[7][8] For an example of the number of votes required, look to the table below.
Votes cast in 2010 general election for Secretary of State Number of votes needed to nominate candidates at a primary election Number of votes needed to nominate candidates at a convention
1,709,734[9] 170,973 34,194

Events

2010 elections

In the 2010 Indiana Secretary of State election, Libertarian candidate Mike Wherry received 5.9 percent of the vote.[10] Because a political party's candidate must receive at least two percent of the vote cast for Secretary of State, this guaranteed the Libertarian party's status and allowed the party to nominate candidates by convention.[11][12]

Process to become a candidate

Figure 1: This is the first page of the Declaration of Candidacy for Primary Nomination for the state of Indiana.
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DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 3, Article 8 of the Indiana Code

A candidate in Indiana may run as a candidate with an officially recognized political party or a minor party, as an independent or as a write-in. The process to qualify varies depending on how a candidate runs and which office they are seeking. No fee is required to file for office in Indiana.[13] Before the general election, registered voters have the right to challenge any candidate's placement on the ballot. They must file challenges with the Election Division of the Indiana Secretary of State's Office 74 days before the general election.[3]

  • Democratic or Republican Candidates
    • Seeking the office of U.S. Representative must:[3]
    • Seeking a state office (such as Governor or Treasurer) must:[3][15]
      • File a Statement of Economic Interest with the Indiana Ethics Commission. The Commission then gives the candidate a Certificate of Filing, which must be filed with the Secretary of State Election Division before the Division can accept any other forms.
      • Be nominated at the party's state convention. Party representatives must then file a Certificate of Nomination with the Election Division by noon (Indianapolis time) on July 15.
    • Seeking office in the Indiana State Legislature must:[3]
      • File a Statement of Economic Interest form (location varies based on office). If seeking office in the Indiana State Senate, this form must be filed with the Principal Secretary of the Indiana State Senate. If seeking office in the Indiana House of Representatives, this form must be filed with the Principal Clerk of the Indiana House of Representatives. Statement of Economic Interest forms must be submitted as the original document, brought in person or through the mail. No faxes or photocopies will be accepted. Candidates may turn it in as early as January 2 of the election year. The Election Division will not accept any other filings until the Statement of Economic Interest, stamped by the corresponding office, has been submitted.[16]
      • File a Declaration of Candidacy with the Secretary of State Division of Elections in person or by mail by noon (Indianapolis time) 88 days before the primary election.[14]
      • Be nominated at the primary election.
  • Libertarian Candidates
    • Seeking the office of U.S. Representative must:[3]
      • File with the Libertarian Party.
      • Be nominated at the party's state convention. After the convention, the party must file a Certificate of Nomination with the Election Division by noon (Indianapolis time) on July 15 before the general election.[17]
    • Seeking a state office (such as Governor or Treasurer) must:[3][15]
      • File a Statement of Economic Interest with the Indiana Ethics Commission. The Commission then gives the candidate a Certificate of Filing, which must be filed with the Secretary of State Election Division before the Division can accept any other forms.
      • Be nominated at the party's state convention. Party representatives must then file a Certificate of Nomination with the Election Division by noon (Indianapolis time) on July 15.
    • Seeking office in the Indiana State Legislature must:
      • File a Statement of Economic Interest form (location varies based on office). If seeking office in the Indiana State Senate, this form must be filed with the Principal Secretary of the Indiana State Senate. If seeking office in the Indiana House of Representatives, this form must be filed with the Principal Clerk of the Indiana House of Representatives. Statement of Economic Interest forms must be submitted as the original document, brought in person or through the mail. No faxes or photocopies will be accepted. Candidates may turn it in as early as January 2 of the election year. The Election Division will not accept any other filings until the Statement of Economic Interest, stamped by the corresponding office, has been submitted.[3][16]
      • File with the Libertarian Party.
      • Be nominated at the party's state convention. After the convention, the party must file a Certificate of Nomination with the Election Division by noon (Indianapolis time) on July 15 before the general election.[17]
  • Minor Party or Independent Candidates[3][4]
    • Seeking the office of U.S. Representative must:
      • Collect signatures of registered voters equal to two percent of the total votes cast for Secretary of State in the last election in the election district the candidate seeks to represent. Signatures may be collected starting 118 days before the primary election and must be completed by June 30. These signatures must then be certified by the County Voter Registration Office.
      • File a Consent of Independent or Minor Political Party Candidate Nominated by Petition (CAN-20 form) and the certified petition of nomination (CAN-19 form) with the Election Division by noon (Indianapolis time) on July 15.
    • Seeking a state office (such as Governor or Treasurer) must:
      • File a Statement of Economic Interest with the Indiana Ethics Commission. The Commission then gives the candidate a Certificate of Filing, which must be filed with the Secretary of State Election Division before the Division can accept any other forms.
      • Collect signatures of registered voters equal to two percent of the total votes cast for Secretary of State in the last election. Signatures may be collected starting 118 days before the primary election and must be completed by June 30. These signatures must then be certified by the County Voter Registration Office.
      • File a Consent of Independent or Minor Political Party Candidate Nominated by Petition (CAN-20 form) and the certified petition of nomination (CAN-19 form) with the Election Division by noon (Indianapolis time) on July 15.
    • Seeking office in the Indiana State Legislature must:
      • File a Statement of Economic Interest form (location varies based on office). If seeking office in the Indiana State Senate, this form must be filed with the Principal Secretary of the Indiana State Senate. If seeking office in the Indiana House of Representatives, this form must be filed with the Principal Clerk of the Indiana House of Representatives. Statement of Economic Interest forms must be submitted as the original document, brought in person or through the mail. No faxes or photocopies will be accepted. Candidates may turn it in as early as January 2 of the election year. The Election Division will not accept any other filings until the Statement of Economic Interest, stamped by the corresponding office, has been submitted.[3][16]
      • Collect signatures of registered voters equal to two percent of the total votes cast for Secretary of State in the last election in the election district the candidate seeks to represent. Signatures may be collected starting 118 days before the primary election and must be completed by June 30. These signatures must then be certified by the County Voter Registration Office.
      • File a Consent of Independent or Minor Political Party Candidate Nominated by Petition (CAN-20 form) and the certified petition of nomination (CAN-19 form) with the Election Division by noon (Indianapolis time) on July 15.
  • Write-in Candidates[3][18]
    • Seeking the office of U.S. Representative must:
      • File a Declaration of Intent to Be a Write-in Candidate (CAN 3 form) with the Election Division by noon (Indianapolis time) on July 3 before the general election day.
    • Seeking a state office (such as Governor or Treasurer) must:
      • File a Statement of Economic Interest with the Indiana Ethics Commission. The Commission then gives the candidate a Certificate of Filing, which must be filed with the Secretary of State Election Division before the Division can accept any other forms.
      • File a Declaration of Intent to Be a Write-in Candidate (CAN 3 form) with the Election Division by noon (Indianapolis time) on July 3 before the general election day.
    • Seeking office in the Indiana State Legislature must:
      • File a Statement of Economic Interest form (location varies based on office). If seeking office in the Indiana State Senate, this form must be filed with the Principal Secretary of the Indiana State Senate. If seeking office in the Indiana House of Representatives, this form must be filed with the Principal Clerk of the Indiana House of Representatives. Statement of Economic Interest forms must be submitted as the original document, brought in person or through the mail. No faxes or photocopies will be accepted. Candidates may turn it in as early as January 2 of the election year. The Election Division will not accept any other filings until the Statement of Economic Interest, stamped by the corresponding office, has been submitted.[3][16]
      • File a Declaration of Intent to Be a Write-in Candidate (CAN 3 form) with the Election Division by noon (Indianapolis time) on July 3 before the general election day.

Petition requirements

In some cases, political parties and/or candidates may need to obtain signatures via the petition process to gain ballot access. This section outlines the laws and regulations pertaining to petitions and circulators in Indiana.

In Indiana, candidates running with a minor party or as an independent must submit petitions to gain ballot access. Section 3-8-6 of the Indiana Code governs this process. The code does not specify circulator requirements.

Registered voters that agree to sign a candidate's petition must provide their names in legible, printed form and their residence address as set forth on their voter registration record. Once a petition is completed, it must be filed with the county voter registration office to certify each signature's validity.[19] Contact information for Indiana's county voter registration offices can be found on this page under the section titled "Election-related agencies."

Campaign finance

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 3, Article 9, Chapter 5 of the Indiana Code

Candidates seeking a federal office must file with the Federal Election Commission. Reporting details for federal candidates are not included in this section. Candidates seeking a state executive or legislative office must file with the Indiana Secretary of State Election Division.[20] Different reports are required depending on office sought, as explained below.

Reporting requirements

Figure 2: This is the Statement of Organization form for candidates seeking office in Indiana.

Unless they are seeking an office with compensation less than $5,000, all candidates seeking a state office in Indiana must file a Statement of Organization (CFA-1 form) with the Election Division. The Statement of Organization designates a principal campaign finance committee, naming a chairperson and treasurer who will be in charge of reporting campaign finances. A candidate may act as either or both positions. The Statement of Organization must be filed no later than noon (local prevailing time) 10 days after becoming a candidate or noon (local prevailing time) seven days after the final day to file as a candidate, whichever occurs first. An individual is considered a candidate when the individual, the individual's committee or a person acting with the consent of the individual receives contributions or makes expenditures in excess of $100.[20][21]

  • Candidates seeking state executive office in Indiana, such as Governor or Treasurer, must file five quarterly reports (CFA-4 form) and supplemental reports (CFA-11 form) as needed with the Election Division. These are all filed electronically.[20][21][22]
    • The first Quarterly Report covers all financial activity from January 1 (or the first day a principal campaign finance committee is organized) to March 31 and is due at noon (local prevailing time) on April 15.
    • The second Quarterly Report covers all financial activity from April 1 to June 30 and is due at noon (local prevailing time) on July 15.
    • The third Quarterly Report covers all financial activity from July 1 to September 30 and is due at noon (local prevailing time) on October 15.
    • The fourth Quarterly Report covers all financial activity from October 1 until the date 15 days prior to the general election. It is due by noon (local prevailing time) seven days before the general election.
    • The Annual Report covers all financial activity starting on the date 14 days before the general election through December 31. It is due by noon (local prevailing time) on the third Wednesday in January.
    • Supplemental Reports must be filed within seven days of receiving a single contribution of $10,000 or more at any time or within 48 hours of receiving a total of $1,000 or more in multiple contributions during a supplemental reporting period. The four supplemental reporting periods are: April 1 through April 15, July 1 through July 15, October 1 through October 15, and October 21 through noon on October 28.
  • Candidates seeking office in the Indiana State Legislature must file three quarterly reports (CFA-4 form): a Pre-primary Report, a Pre-election Report and an Annual Report with the Election Division. A Primary Election Supplemental Report and General Election Supplemental Report (CFA-11 form) may also be required. The Election Division mails to the candidate the appropriate forms three weeks before the report is due.[20][21][22]
    • Pre-primary Reports cover all financial activity starting January 1 (or the first day a principal campaign finance committee is organized) until 25 days before a primary election. They must be filed by noon (local prevailing time) seven days after the last day covered in the report.
    • Pre-election Reports cover all financial activity starting 24 days before the primary election through 25 days before the general election and must be filed by noon (local prevailing time) seven days after the last day covered in the report. If a candidate is defeated at a primary or convention, withdraws or is disqualified to run in the general election in any way, a Pre-election Report is not required. Instead, the Annual Report will cover the time period since the last report.
    • Annual Reports cover all financial activity starting 24 days before the general election through December 31 of the election year. These must be filed by noon (local prevailing time) on the third Wednesday in January.
    • Supplemental Reports cover all financial activity 25 days before a convention, primary, or general election until 2 days before the convention, primary or general election. These must be filed only if a candidate’s committee receives a total of $1,000 or more in multiple contributions during a supplemental reporting period. The Supplemental Report must be filed within 48 hours of receiving such contributions. Those contributions must also be included on the next quarterly report.
  • Minor party, Independent and Write-in Candidates do not have to file reports prior to their nomination date or their deadline to file any forms or petitions. Any reports due before that date can be disregarded. Instead, their first report covers any financial activity that occurs starting on the day they become a candidate until 14 days after their nomination date or filing deadline and must be filed with the Election Division by noon (local prevailing time) seven days after the last date covered in the report.[20][21]
  • Additional reports that may need to be filed include:[20][21]
    • Outgoing Treasurer's Reports (CFA-4 form) are needed if a committee gets a new treasurer during an election year. They cover financial activity from the day after the most recent report until the last day the individual acted as treasurer and are filed by the former treasurer.
    • Final/Disbanding Reports (CFA-4 form) must be filed if a committee disbands. They are due no later than 30 days after the disbanding and must cover financial activity since the most recent report until the last day the committee existed.

Contribution limits

In addition to reporting requirements, candidates are also subject to contribution limits, including the following:[20]

  • Candidates cannot solicit or accept campaign contributions or conduct fundraising activities during the period beginning in January when the Indiana State Legislature reconvenes and ending when they adjourn during odd-numbered years.
  • If a principal campaign finance committee accepts contributions or makes expenditures of more than $200 in a year, those funds cannot be mingled with personal funds of officers, members or associates of the committee.
  • Campaign funds may only be used to: campaign for public office, continue political activity and activity related to service in an election office or to make an expenditure to any national, state, or local committee of any political party or another candidate’s committee.
  • All expenses must be paid by a candidate's treasurer.[23]
  • Corporation and Labor Organizations may make contributions up to, but not over these amounts:
    • $5,000 apportioned in any manner among all statewide candidates
    • $2,000 apportioned in any manner among all candidates for the Indiana State Legislature
  • There are no limitations on individual contributions, but contributions cannot be made by an individual in the name of another person.[23]

Election-related agencies

See also: State election agencies

Candidates running for office will require some form of interaction with the following agencies:

Secretary of State Office, Indiana Election Division:

Why: This agency provides and processes most candidate forms and reports.
200 W. Washington St., Room 201
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: (317) 232-6531
Fax: (317) 233-3283
http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/index.htm

Ethics Commission:

Why: This agency processes Statements of Economic Interest.
Office of the Inspector General
315 West Ohio Street, Room 104
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Telephone: 317-232-3850
Fax: 317-232-0707
Email: info@ig.in.gov
http://www.in.gov/ig/2335.htm

Counties

See also: Counties in Indiana

County offices are used to certify nominating petitions. Individual county contact information can be found below. If a website or email is not provided, it is because one does not exist for this municipality. To provide a link or information in the table below, please email us.

Indiana County Contact Information
County Email Phone Fax Website Physical Address Mailing Address
Adams County Circuit Court Clerk (260) 724-5300 ext. 2110 260-724-5313 link 112 S. Second St., Decatur, IN 46733-0189
Allen County Board of Voter Registration electionboard@co.allen.in.us (260) 449-7154 260-449-7946 link 1 W. Superior St., Suite # 111, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1809
Bartholomew County Voter Registration Office Voters@Bartholomewco.Com (812) 379-1604 812-379-1676 link PO Box 924, Columbus IN 47202-0924
Benton County Voter Registration Office jhasser@bentoncounty.in.gov (765) 884-0930 765-884-0322 link 706 E. 5th Street, Suite 37, Fowler, IN 47944-1556
Blackford County Voter Registration Office tmilholland@hotmail.com (765) 348-7217 765-348-7234 link 110 W. Washington St., Hartford City, IN 47348-2298
Boone County Voter Registration Office (765) 483-5251 765-485-0150 link Room 212, Courthouse Square, Lebanon, IN 46052-2100
Brown County Voter Registration/Elections Office hufflm@browncounty-in.us (812) 988-5511 link PO Box 85, Nashville, IN 47448-0085
Carroll County Voter Registration Office ccclerk@carrollcountyin.gov (765) 564-6795 765-564-1835 link 101 W. Main St., Delphi, IN 46923
Cass County Voter Registration Office ginny.baker@co.cass.in.us (574) 753-7870 574-722-1556 link 200 Court Park, Room 103, Logansport, IN 46947-3192
Clark County Voter Registration Office tbratcher@co.clark.in.us (812) 285-6329 812-280-5652 link (dead link) 501 E. Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130-4090
Clay County Courthouse jacobsj@claycountyin.gov (812) 448-9023 812-446-9602 link 609 E. National Ave. Room 211, Brazil, IN 47834-0033
Clinton County Voter Registration Office Clintonco@elections.IN.gov (765) 659-6337 765-659-6347 link 265 Courthouse Square, Frankfort, IN 4604101993
Crawford County Voter Registration Office (812) 338-2565 715 Judicial Plaza Drive, English, IN 47118 PO Box 375, Court St., English, IN 47118-0375
Daviess County Voter Registration Office clerk@daviess.org (812) 254-8679 812-254-8698 link 200 E. Walnut Street, PO Box 739, Washington, IN 47501-0739
Dearborn County Voter Registration Office Dearbornco@elections.IN.gov (812) 537-8867 812-532-2021 link 215 W. High Street, Lawrenceberg, IN 47025-1909
Decatur County Voter Registration Office votereg@decaturcounty.in.gov (812) 222-0568 812-662-6627 link 150 Courthouse Square, Suite 244, Greensburg, IN 47240-2080
Dekalb County Voter Registration Office ClerkVoterReg@co.dekalb.in.us 260-925-9787 260-925-5126 link 100 S Main St., Auburn, IN 46706
Delaware County Voter Registration Office 765-747-7812 link 100 W Main St., RM 104, Muncie, IN 47305
Dubois County Voter Registration Office clerk@duboiscountyin.org 812-481-7035 812-481-7044 link 1 Courthouse Square, Jasper, IN 47546
Elkhart County Voter Registration Office cclingerman@elkhartcounty.com 574-535-6775 link 117 N Second St., Goshen, IN 46526
Fayette County Voter Registration Office clerk@co.fayette.in.us 765-825-1813 765-827-4902 401 Central Ave., Connersville, IN 47331
Floyd County Voter Registration Office 812-948-5419 812-948-4711 link 311 Hauss Square Room 235, New Albany, IN 47150
Fountain County Voter Registration Office 765-793-2192 link PO Box 183, Covington, IN 47932
Franklin County Voter Registration Office 765-647-5111 765-647-3224 link 459 Main St., Brookville, IN 47012
Fulton County Voter Registration Office Fultonco@elections.IN.gov 574-223-7713 574-223-8304 link 815 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975
Gibson County Voter Registration Office 812-385-2541 812-385-5025 link 101 N Main St., Princeton, IN 47670
Grant County Voter Registration Office voterregistration@grantcounty.net 765-664-9880 765-664-4515 link Courthouse, 101 E 4th St., Marion, IN 46952-4004
Greene County Voter Registration Office Registration@co.greene.in.us 812-384-2015 812-384-8458 PO Box 229, Bloomfield, IN 47424-0229
Hamilton County Voter Registration Office 317-776-9632 317-770-8877 link Judicial Center Suite 13, Noblesville, IN 46060
Hancock County Voter Registration Office 317-477-1171 317-477-8683 link 9 East Main St., RM. 213, Greenfield, IN 46140
Harrison County Voter Registration Office 812-738-8790 link 300 N Capitol Ave., Corydon, IN 47112
Hendricks County Voter Registration Office lherzog@co.hendricks.in.us 317-745-9249 317-745-9452 link 355 S Washington St Ste 218, Danville, IN 46122-1798
Henry County Voter Registration Office ELECTIONS@HENRYCO.NET 765-529-9310 765-521-7046 link 1215 Race St Suite 130, New Castle, IN 47362
Howard County Voter Registration Office 765-456-2219 765-456-2807 link 104 N Buckeye St., Room 104B, Kokomo, IN 46901
Huntington County Voter Registration Office pam.fowler@huntington.in.us 260-358-4820 260-358-4880 link PO Box 228, Huntington, IN 46750
Jackson County Voter Registration Office JacksonCo@elections.IN.gov 812-358-6120 812-358-6187 link 111 S Main St., Brownstown, IN 47220
Jasper County Voter Registration Office vickie.bozell@co.jasper.in.us 219-866-4929 219-866-9450 link 115 W Washtington St., Suite 204, Rensselaer, IN 47978
Jay County Voter Registration Office ecoats@co.jay.in.us 260-726-6917 260-726-6922 link 120 Court St., Portland, IN 47371
Jefferson County Voter Registration Office Jeffersonco@elections.IN.gov 812-265-8926 812-273-5428 link 300 E Main St., Room 203, Madison, IN 47250
Jennings County Voter Registration Office vote@jenningscounty-in.gov 812-352-3080 812-352-3081 link P.O. Box 385, 24 Pike St., Vernon, IN 47282
Johnson County Voter Registration Office johnsoncountyvoter@co.johnson.in.us 317-346-4466 link P.O. Box 451, Franklin, IN 46131-0451
Knox County Voter Registration Office 812-895-4927 link 111 N 7th St Suite 27, Vincennes, IN 47591
Kosciusko County Voter Registration Office Kosciuskoco@elections.IN.gov 574-372-2332 574-372-2338 link 121 N Lake St, RM D162, Warsaw, IN 46580
Lagrange County Voter Registration Office voterregistration@lagrangecounty.org 260-499-6392 260-499-6403 link 105 North Detroit St., Lagrange, IN 46761
Lake County Board of Elections LCabsenteevoting@hotmail.com 219-755-3795 219-755-3801 link 2293 N Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
Laporte County Voter Registration Office dharris@laportecounty.org 219-326-6808 219-326-6626 link 813 Lincolnway Ste 103, Laporte, IN 46350
Lawrence County Voter Registration Office hdelacruz@lawrencecounty.in.gov 812-277-2036 812-275-4142 916 15th St., Room 20, Bedford, IN 47421
Madison County Voter Registration Office 765-641-9657 765-608-9708 link 16 E 9th Street, Anderson, IN 46016
Marion County Voter Registration Office 317-327-5040 317-327-5042 link 200 E Washington St., Suite W-131, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Marshall County Voter Registration Office voter@co.marshall.in.us 574-935-8713 574-936-8893 link 211 W Madison St., Plymouth, IN 46563
Martin County Voter Registration Office 812-247-3651 812-247-2791 PO Box 120, Shoals, IN 47581
Miami County Voter Registration Office 765-472-3901 765-472-8593 link 25 N. Broadway, Room 115, Peru, IN 46970
Monroe County Voter Registration Office 812-349-2690 812-349-2610 link 214 W 7th St., Suite 140, Bloomington, IN 47404-3932
Montgomery County Voter Registration Office karyn.douglas@montgomeryco.net 765-364-6437 765-364-6355 link 100 E Main St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Morgan Country Voter Registration Office elections@morgancounty.in.gov 765-342-1029 765-349-5370 link 180 S. Main St. Ste 1, Martinsville, IN 46151
Newton County Voter Registration Office jfirkins@newtoncounty.in.gov 219-474-6081 219-474-5749 link 201 North Third St., ATTN: Jessica Firkins, Kentland, IN 47951
Noble County Voter Registration Office dshultz@nobleco.org 260-636-2736 260-636-4000 link 101 N Orange St., Albion, IN 46701
Ohio County Voter Registration Office ohiococlerk@hotmail.com 812-438-2610 PO Box 185, Rising Sun, IN 47040
Orange County Voter Registration Office countyclerk@co.orange.in.us 812-723-2649 812-723-0239 link 1 Court St., Courthouse, Paoli, IN 47454
Owen County Voter Registration Office Owenco@elections.IN.gov 812-829-5028 link PO Box 146, Spencer, IN 47460
Parke County Voter Registration Office election@parkecounty-in.gov 765-569-5132 765-569-4222 link 116 W High St., Room 204, Rockville, IN 47872
Perry County Voter Registration Office 812-547-3741 link 2219 Payne St., Tell City, IN 47586
Pike County Voter Registration Office pcoclerk@blueriver.net 812-354-6025 812-354-6369 PO Box 125, Petersburg, IN 47567-0125
Porter County Voter Registration Office kkozuszek@porterco.org 219-465-3484 219-465-3497 link 155 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Posey County Voter Registration Office pocoelectionoff@yahoo.com 812-838-1339 812-838-1307 link PO Box 606, Mt Vernon, IN 47620
Pulaski County Voter Registration Office clerksoffice@pulaskicounty.in.gov 574-946-3313 574-946-4953 link 112 East Main St., Room 230, Winamac, IN 46996-1344
Putnam County Voter Registration Office voterregistration.putnam@airhop.com 765-655-1538 765-653-7030 PO Box 546, Greencastle, IN, 46135
Randolph County Voter Registration Office 765-584-4717 765-584-4320 link PO Box 230, Winchester, IN 47394
Ripley County Voter Registration Office mamccoy@ripleycounty.com 812-689-4783 812-689-6000 link PO Box 177, Versailles, IN 47042
Rush County Voter Registration Office voter@rushcounty.in.gov 765-932-2086 765-932-4165 link 101 E 2nd St., Rushville, IN 46173
St. Joseph County City Building 574-235-9521 574-235-7847 link 227 West Jefferson Boulevard, 4th Floor, South Bend, IN 46601-1871
Scott County Voter Registration Office Voterreg@scottsburg.com 812-752-8421 1 E McClain Ave., Suite 120, Scottsburg, IN 47170
Shelby County Voter Registration Office dfero@co.shelby.in.us 317-392-6324 317-392-6339 link PO Box 198, Shelbyville, IN 46176-0198
Spencer County Voter Registration Office Spencerco@elections.IN.gov 812-649-6017 812-649-2139 link PO Box #523, Rockport, IN 47635
Starke County Voter Registration Office 574-772-9160 574-772-9169 link PO Box 395, 53 E Washington St., Knox, IN 46534
Steuben County Voter Registration Office sherbert@co.steuben.in.us 260-668-1000 260-668-3702 link 55 S Public Square, Angola, IN 46703
Sullivan County Voter Registration Office 812-268-4657 812-268-7027 PO Box 370, Sullivan, IN 47882
Switzerland County Voter Registration Office 812-427-4415 link 212 West Main Street, Vevay, IN 47043
Tippecanoe County Voter Registration Office electionboard@tippecanoe.in.gov 765-423-9303 765-423-9386 link 20 N 3rd St., Lafayette, IN 47901
Tipton County Voter Registration Office countyclerk@tiptoncounty.in.gov 765-675-2795 link 101 E Jefferson St., Tipton, IN 46072
Union County Voter Registration Office 765-458-6121 link 26 Union St., Liberty, IN 47353
Vanderburgh County Voter Registration Office 812-435-5222 link 1 NW MLKing Blvd, Room 106, Evansville, IN 47708
Vermillion County Courthouse fapvermcoclerk@yahoo.com 765-492-5350 765-492-5351 link 255 S Main St., Newport, IN 47966
Vigo County Voter Registration Office VigoCoRegistration@VigoCounty.IN.Gov 812-462-3393 link 33 S. 3rd St., Terre Haute, IN 47807-3425
Wabash County Voter Registration Office wabashvote@hotmail.com 260-563-0661 260-569-1352 link 69 W Hill St., Wabash, IN 46992
Warren County Voter Registration Office 765-762-2834 765-762-7251 125 N Monroe St., Williamsport, IN 47993
Warrick County Voter Registration Office election@warrickcounty.gov 812-897-6161 812-897-6400 link One County Square, Suite 220, Boonville, IN 47601
Washington County Voter Registration Office clerk@washingtoncounty.in.gov 812-883-5748 812-883-8108 link 99 Public Square, Suite 102, Salem, IN 47167
Wayne County Voter Registration Office voters@co.wayne.in.us 765-973-9304 765-973-9490 link 301 E Main St., Richmond, IN 47374
Wells County Voter Registration Office clerk@wellscounty.org 260-824-6479 260-824-6559 link 102 W Market St., Suite 201, Bluffton, IN 46714
White County Voter Registration Office plantz@whitecountyindiana.us 866-918-8683 574-583-1532 link PO Box 350, Monticello, IN 47960
Whitley County Voter Registration Office wcclerk6@whitleygov.com 260-248-3164 260-248-3137 link 101 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City, IN 46725

Term limits

Indiana state executives are term limited. These limits are established in Article 5 of the Indiana Constitution.

State executives

Portal:State Executive Officials
See also: State executives with term limits and States with gubernatorial term limits and Indiana state executive official elections, 2014

The state executive term limits in Indiana are as follows:[24][25]

There was one state executive who was term-limited in 2014:

Name Party Office
Richard Mourdock Ends.png Republican Treasurer

State legislators

See also: State legislatures with term limits

Indiana does not place term limits on state legislators.

Congressional partisanship

Portal:Congress
See also: List of United States Representatives from Indiana and List of United States Senators from Indiana

Here is the current partisan breakdown of the congressional members from Indiana:

Congressional Partisan Breakdown from Indiana
Party U.S. Senate U.S. House Total
     Democratic Party 1 2 3
     Republican Party 1 7 8
TOTALS as of December 2014 2 9 11

State legislative partisanship

Portal:State legislatures

Here is the current partisan breakdown of members of the state legislature of Indiana:

State Senate

Party As of December 2014
     Democratic Party 10
     Republican Party 40
Total 50

State House

Party As of December 2014
     Democratic Party 29
     Republican Party 71
Total 100


Recent news

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See also

External links

Official state and federal links

Forms

Other information

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ballotpedia email with Indiana Election Division, September 18, 2013
  2. Indiana Secretary of State, "2014 Indiana Election Calendar," accessed November 27, 2013
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 Indiana Secretary of State, "2014 Indiana Candidate Guide" accessed November 27, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Indiana Code, "Section 3-8-6," accessed December 17, 2013
  5. E-mail consultation with ballot access expert Richard Winger in January 2014.
  6. Indiana Code, "Section 3-8-6, Nomination by Petition for Independent or Minor Political Party Candidates," accessed December 16, 2013
  7. Indiana Code, "Section 3-8-4, State Conventions," accessed December 16, 2013
  8. Indiana Code, "Section 3-8-2-1," accessed December 16, 2013
  9. Indiana Secretary of State Election Division, "2010 Vote Totals for Secretary of State," accessed December 20, 2013
  10. Indiana Election Division, "Election Results for the Indiana General Election November 2, 2010," Last Updated February 8, 2011
  11. Indiana Code, "Section 3-8-4, State Conventions," accessed December 16, 2013
  12. Indiana Code, "Section 3-8-2-1," accessed December 16, 2013
  13. Ballotpedia email correspondence with Indiana Election Division December 2013
  14. 14.0 14.1 Indiana Code, "Section 3-8-2-4," accessed December 17, 2013
  15. 15.0 15.1 Indiana Code, "Section 3-8-4," accessed December 17, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Indiana Code, "Section 2-2.1-3, Legislative Ethics," accessed December 18, 2013
  17. 17.0 17.1 Indiana Code, "Section 3-8-7-8," accessed December 17, 2013
  18. Indiana Code, "Section 3-8-2," accessed December 17, 2013
  19. Indiana Code, "Section 3-8-6," accessed December 31, 2013
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 Indiana Secretary of State, "2014 Indiana Campaign Finance Manual," accessed December 18, 2014
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 Indiana Code, "Section 3-9-5, Reports Required of Candidates and Committees," accessed December 18, 2013
  22. 22.0 22.1 Indiana Secretary of State, "2014-2015 State of Indiana Campaign Finance Reporting Schedule," accessed December 18, 2013
  23. 23.0 23.1 Indiana Code, "Section 3-9-4-16," accessed December 18, 2013
  24. Indiana Constitution, "Article V," accessed November 11, 2013
  25. Council of State Governments, "2012 Book of the States" accessed November 27, 2013