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Indiana Secretary of State prepares to welcome candidates as filing opens for 2024 Primary Election

Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales

INDIANAPOLIS – Today is the first day of candidate filing for Indiana 2024 Primary Election in May.

Candidates wishing to be on the Democrat or Republican primary ballot can begin filing declaration of candidacy paperwork on Wednesday, January 10. Minor Party, Independent, 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.

“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,” said Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales. 

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 starting January 10th through February 9th 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.

The deadline to file a declaration of candidacy is Friday, February 9, at noon. Under Indiana law, election officials are prohibited from accepting filings after the deadline.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales