Indiana elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Indiana
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Indiana
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Indiana

The state of Indiana will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Indiana
Signature filing deadline for primary election candidates February 7, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election April 7, 2014
Primary election date May 6, 2014
Filing deadline for independent and minor party candidates to file with counties June 30, 2014
Filing deadline for minor party and independent candidates to file with the SoS July 15, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 6, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Indiana in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (0 measures) Unscheduled electiond
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Indiana

Indiana State Legislature


See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2014 and Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Indiana
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Indiana

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Indiana will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect nine candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts. Indiana is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters are not required to register with a party, but the ballot they get depends on which party they have voted for most often in the past.[1]

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds seven of the nine congressional seats from Indiana.

Members of the U.S. House from Indiana -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 2
     Republican Party 7 7
Total 9 9

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the nine congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Peter Visclosky Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Jackie Walorski Ends.png Republican 2
Marlin Stutzman Ends.png Republican 3
Todd Rokita Ends.png Republican 4
Susan Brooks Ends.png Republican 5
Luke Messer Ends.png Republican 6
Andre Carson Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Larry Bucshon Ends.png Republican 8
Todd Young Ends.png Republican 9

List of candidates by district


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1st Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Declined to run

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Third Party Candidates

Removed from ballot

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Removed from ballot

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State executive official elections in Indiana

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See also: Indiana state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Indiana
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Secretary of State
2.2 Down ballot offices

Three state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Indiana.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Indiana:

List of candidates by office

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Secretary of State


General election

Republican Party Connie Lawson Green check mark transparent.png- Incumbent[20]
Democratic Party Beth White - Marion County Clerk[21]
Libertarian Party Karl Tatgenhorst - Army veteran, IT Director[22]

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Richard Mourdock
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2006 Term-limited Republican Party Kelly Mitchell
Democratic Party Mike Boland
Libertarian Party Mike Jasper
Republican Party Kelly Mitchell No
Auditor of State Suzanne Crouch
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2014 Yes[23] Republican Party Suzanne Crouch
Democratic Party Michael Claytor
Libertarian Party John Schick
Republican Party Suzanne Crouch No


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State Senate election in Indiana

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See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Indiana State Senate:

Indiana State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 13 10
     Republican Party 37 40
Total 50 50

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was February 7, 2014.

District 1District 4District 6District 11District 14District 15District 17District 19District 21District 22District 23District 25District 26District 27District 29District 31District 38District 39District 41District 43District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49

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State House elections in Indiana

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See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Indiana House of Representatives:

Indiana House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 31 29
     Republican Party 69 71
Total 100 100

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was February 7, 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100

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School board elections in Indiana

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Indiana school board elections, 2014
Contents
1 School board elections in Indiana
2 Elections by date
2.1 May 6, 2014
2.2 May 10, 2014
2.3 November 4, 2014

A total of 26 Indiana school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 84 seats up for election. Two board elections are scheduled for May, 23 for November and one for December. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 379,812 K-12 students.[24]

Elections by date


Note: Last updated February 1, 2014

A total of 670 school districts are holding elections for 2,153 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Indiana school board elections in chronological order:

May 6, 2014

May 10, 2014

November 4, 2014


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Voting in Indiana

See also: Voting in Indiana

Important voting information

  • Indiana uses an open primary system, meaning voters are not required to declare a party preference when registering to vote.
  • As of November 2014, Indiana is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Indiana, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Indiana is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 29 days before an election and ends on the day prior to election day.[25] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Indiana ranked 36th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Indiana received an overall score of 60 percent.[26]

See also

References

  1. Indiana Code, "Section 3-10-1-6," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. Mark Leyva for Congress, "About," accessed January 27, 2014
  3. Indiana Secretary of State, "November 4,2014 General Election, Combined Candidate," accessed September 26, 2014
  4. Federal Election Commission, "Joseph Bock," accessed November 4, 2013
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  6. Roll Call, "Brendan Mullen Not Running for Indiana’s 2nd #IN02 (Updated)," accessed July 15, 2013
  7. Howey Politics, "Former Seymour Mayor Bailey to challenge Rep. Young in 9th CD," accessed October 1, 2013
  8. Howey Politics, "Former Seymour Mayor Bailey to challenge Rep. Young in 9th CD," accessed October 1, 2013
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  10. Lane Siekman for Congress, " Lane Siekman Announces Bid for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District ," accessed January 22, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 Howey Politics, "Former Seymour Mayor Bailey to challenge Rep. Young in 9th CD," accessed October 1, 2013
  12. Gordon Smith for Congress, "Home," accessed January 7, 2014
  13. Andrew McNeil for Congress, "Home," accessed December 9, 2013
  14. Dubois County Free Press, "Spangler announces run for Congressional seat," accessed February 4, 2014
  15. DC Broadcasting, "Jasper Resident Spangler to Run for 8th District Congressional Seat," accessed February 4, 2014
  16. Candidate submitted information to BP Staff, October 4, 2013
  17. Indiana Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate List," accessed February 5, 2014
  18. Howey Politics, "Former Seymour Mayor Bailey to challenge Rep. Young in 9th CD," accessed October 1, 2013
  19. Indiana Secretary of State Elections, "Primary Candidate List," accessed March 3, 2014
  20. Wish TV, "Lawson to run for secretary of state in 2014," April 13, 2012 (dead link)
  21. WishTV.com, "2014 Race for Secretary of State taking shape," June 6, 2013 (dead link)
  22. Karl Tatgenhorst for Secretary of State 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed May 28, 2014
  23. indystar.com, "Former Illinois state representative seeks Democratic treasurer nomination," May 23, 2014
  24. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Second Information System," Accessed December 30, 2013
  25. Long Distance Voter, "Early Voting Rules: Indiana," accessed December 19, 2013
  26. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014