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{{Signature VNT}}{{tnr}}This page details '''Indiana signature requirements.''' In many states, the [[Signature requirements|signatures of registered voters]] must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures.
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==Federal offices==
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In many states, the [[Signature requirements|signatures of registered voters]] must be collected to place '''candidates or initiatives on the ballot.''' However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures. The requirements and laws governing signatures is complicated and varied from state-to-state. We have created two distinct pages detailing signature requirements in all 50 states, based on whether the signature are for [[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Indiana|candidates]] or [[Signature requirements for ballot measures in Indiana|ballot measures]].
  
===U.S. Senate===
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''Note: For detailed information on '''signature requirements''' for [[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Indiana|candidates]] and [[Signature requirements for ballot measures in Indiana|ballot measures]], click on the links below.''
  
Republican and Democratic candidates must collect 4,500 signatures--with at least 500 from each of the state's nine congressional districts.
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*[[Signature requirements for ballot measures in Indiana]]
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*[[Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Indiana]]
  
Libertarian candidates for the general election are selected by convention and certified to the state by party officials--no candidate filing is required. Independent and minor party candidates must file signatures equal to 2% of the total vote cast at the last election for Secretary of State.
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==Elections in Indiana by year==
 
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===2014===
Write-in candidates must file a declaration of candidacy.<ref name="INguide">[http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2012_Candidate_Guide_11-29-11_version.pdf Indiana Secretary of State, "2012 Indiana Candidate Guide," accessed May 9, 2012]</ref>
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Republican and Democratic candidates are not required to submit petition signatures. Only the declaration of candidacy is required.
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Libertarian candidates are selected for the general election by convention and certified to the state by party officials--no candidate filing is required. Independent and minor party candidates must file signatures equal to 2% of the total vote cast at the last election for Secretary of State in the relevant congressional district.
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Write-in candidates must file a declaration of candidacy.<ref name="INguide">[http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2012_Candidate_Guide_11-29-11_version.pdf Indiana Secretary of State, "2012 Indiana Candidate Guide," accessed May 9, 2012]</ref>
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===Filing deadlines===
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====2014====
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::''See also: [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 U.S. Congress elections]]''
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Partisan candidates participating in the primary must have filed a Declaration of Candidacy by February 7, 2014. For write-in candidates participating in the general election, the filing deadline is July 3, 2014. Independent and minor party candidates must file by July 15, 2014.<ref>[http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2014_Calendar_Brochure.pdf ''Indiana Secretary of State'' "2014 Calendar," Accessed December 26, 2013]</ref>
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::''See also: [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 Congress elections]]''
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In Indiana, candidates must first have their petition certified by the county voter registration office(s) before filing it with the Elections Division. Republican and Democratic candidates, if required, had to submit their petitions for certification between January 11 and February 7, 2012. Their candidate filing was due by February 10, 2012.
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Independent candidates had to submit their petition for certification between January 11 and July 2, 2012. Their candidate filing had to be submitted by July 16, 2012. 
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Write-in candidates had to file a declaration of intent between January 11 - July 3, 2012.<ref name="INguide">[http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2012_Candidate_Guide_11-29-11_version.pdf Indiana Secretary of State, "2012 Indiana Candidate Guide," accessed May 9, 2012]</ref>
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==State offices==
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===Statewide executive offices===
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For the offices of Governor and Lt. Governor, Republican and Democratic candidates must collect 4,500 signatures--with at least 500 from each of the state's nine congressional districts. For the offices of Attorney General and Superintendent of Public Instruction, Republican and Democratic candidates are chosen for the general election by party convention.
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Non-major party candidates have the same filing procedures for all four offices. Libertarian candidates for the general election are selected by convention and certified to the state by party officials--no candidate filing is required. Independent and minor party candidates must file signatures equal to 2% of the total vote cast at the last election for Secretary of State.
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Write-in candidates must file a declaration of candidacy.<ref name="INguide">[http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2012_Candidate_Guide_11-29-11_version.pdf Indiana Secretary of State, "2012 Indiana Candidate Guide," accessed May 9, 2012]</ref>
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===State legislature===
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Republican and Democratic candidates are not required to submit petition signatures. Only the declaration of candidacy is required.
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Libertarian candidates are selected for the general election by convention and certified to the state by party officials--no candidate filing is required. Independent and minor party candidates must file signatures equal to 2% of the total vote cast at the last election for Secretary of State in the relevant legislative district.
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Write-in candidates must file a declaration of candidacy.<ref name="INguide">[http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2012_Candidate_Guide_11-29-11_version.pdf Indiana Secretary of State, "2012 Indiana Candidate Guide," accessed May 9, 2012]</ref>
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===Filing deadlines===
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::''See also: [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections]]''
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Partisan candidates participating in the primary must have filed a Declaration of Candidacy by February 7, 2014. For write-in candidates participating in the general election, the filing deadline is July 3, 2014. Independent and minor party candidates must file by July 15, 2014.<ref>[http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2014_Calendar_Brochure.pdf ''Indiana Secretary of State'' "2014 Calendar," Accessed December 26, 2013]</ref>
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====2012====
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::''See also: [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections]]''
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In Indiana, candidates must first have their petition certified by the county voter registration office(s) before filing it with the Elections Division. Republican and Democratic candidates, if required, could submit their petitions for certification between January 11 and February 7, 2012. Their candidate filing was due by February 10, 2012.
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Independent candidates could submit their petition for certification between January 11 and July 2, 2012. Their candidate filing had to be submitted by July 16, 2012. 
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Write-in candidates could file a declaration of intent between January 11 - July 3, 2012.<ref name="INguide">[http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2012_Candidate_Guide_11-29-11_version.pdf Indiana Secretary of State, "2012 Indiana Candidate Guide," accessed May 9, 2012]</ref>
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==Ballot measures==
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Indiana is one of the 24 states that do not have [[States with initiative or referendum|initiative and referendum]].
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==See also==
 
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*[[Indiana elections, 2014]]
*[[Indiana state executive official elections, 2012]]
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*[[Indiana elections, 2012]]
*[[State executive official elections, 2012]]
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*[[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections]]
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*[[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections]]
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==External links==
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* [http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2012_Candidate_Guide_11-29-11_version.pdf Indiana Secretary of State, "2012 Indiana Candidate Guide"]
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* [http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2395.htm Indiana Secretary of State, Candidate Information]
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==References==
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In many states, the signatures of registered voters must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures. The requirements and laws governing signatures is complicated and varied from state-to-state. We have created two distinct pages detailing signature requirements in all 50 states, based on whether the signature are for candidates or ballot measures.

Note: For detailed information on signature requirements for candidates and ballot measures, click on the links below.

Elections in Indiana by year

2014

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2012

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