Special Election called; caucuses to fill Second Congressional District ballot vacancies announced

Last Updated on August 10, 2022 by Office of Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb | Indiana Republican Party

SOURCE: News release from Office of Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb

On August 9, 2022, Governor Eric J. Holcomb signed Executive Order 22-12 calling a special election in the Second Congressional District. The special election will be held to fill the vacancy in the office of United States Representative for the Second Congressional District due to the death of Rep. Jackie Walorski. The special election will be held concurrently with the general election on Nov. 8, 2022.

Click HERE to view the executive order.

Click HERE for more information on the special election.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Republican Party

In accordance with Indiana Code, Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer officially called two caucuses of eligible precinct committee members to separately fill ballot vacancies for the upcoming special election and the upcoming general election resulting from the passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski.

“We are still in shock by the tragic passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski and not eager to talk about the next steps,” stated Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer. “Unfortunately, Indiana Code requires us to move much faster than any of us would like. While we are taking actions to move forward in filling the vacancies, we shall not forget Jackie, Zach, and Emma and their immense legacies.”

Generally, the Indiana Republican Party would have 30 days to fill a ballot vacancy. However, in this instance, Indiana Code requires that a certificate of nomination be submitted to the Indiana Election Division no later than noon on Friday, August 26, 2022.

Accordingly, the caucuses will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Grissom Middle School located at 13881 Kern Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544.

For information about the special election click here.