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Candidates approaching filing deadline

There is one week left for candidate filing for the Indiana 2024 Primary Election in May.

Candidates wishing to be on the Democrat or Republican primary ballot must file declaration of candidacy paperwork by Friday, February 9 at noon, Eastern Standard Time.  Minor Party, Independent, School Board, and Write-In candidates will file declarations of candidacy for the November General Election later in the year, after the May Primary Election is held.

“It’s been great welcoming candidates into the Secretary of State’s Office as they officially file their candidacy.  In the final week of filing, it’s important to make candidates aware of the approaching deadline.  The 2024 Election season is starting off strong as we are anticipating a massive turnout,” said Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales. 

Filing started on January 10. Candidates for federal, statewide, state legislative, and judicial offices including county prosecuting attorneys, file declaration of candidacy with the Indiana Secretary of State or the Indiana Election Division. The Secretary of State’s Office and the Indiana Election Division will be accepting filings 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, February 9 at noon.

As a reminder, candidates for non-judicial county offices, township offices, town offices, school board offices, precinct committeeman or state convention delegate, file their declaration of candidacy at the office of the County Clerk in which they reside.

Under Indiana law, election officials are prohibited from accepting filings after the deadline of Friday, February 9, at noon.

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