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Candidate registration for Indiana’s May primary has begun



Indianapolis, Indiana – The first day of candidate filing for the May primary is Wednesday, making it a significant day for Indianaans running for public office in 2024.

Those seeking to appear on the Democratic or Republican primary ballots have until 8 a.m. local time to file.

Following the May 7 primary, independent, minor party and write-in candidates may file declarations of candidacy for the November election later in the year.

“We know 2024 is going to be a big election year and today is the official start of filing. As Indiana’s Chief Election Officer, I’m excited to welcome candidates into the Secretary of State’s Office so they can officially file their candidacy,” Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales said in a release.

On February 9, candidates must turn in their documentation by midday. Election officials are not allowed by law in Indiana to accept filings after the deadline.

Additionally, a Democratic or Republican contender for governor, U.S. Senate, or president may submit a petition of candidacy to a county voting office on Wednesday to have the signatures verified.

Where to file:

• Candidates for federal, statewide, state legislative, and judicial offices including county prosecuting attorneys must file declaration of candidacy with the Indiana Secretary of State or the Indiana Election Division. Filings will be accepted 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays.
• Candidates for non-judicial county offices, township offices, town offices, school boards, precinct committeeman, or state convention delegate must file at the office of the county clerk in which they reside.


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