The first day for
candidates to file a petition to run for a seat on the Duneland School Board
in the general election is Wednesday, July 25.
According to the
2018 Indiana Candidate Guide, registered voters over the age of 21 who have
resided in the Duneland School district for at least one year are eligible
to run for the Duneland School Board. Teachers and noncertified employees of
the Duneland School Corporation and those serving actively in the military
are not eligible to run. School Board seats are nonpartisan positions.
To run for a school
board seat, interested citizens must file two forms: a CAN-12, statement of
economic disclosure, and a CAN-34, petition of nomination for school board
office. At least 10 registered voters who live in the Duneland School
district must sign the petition for nomination. According to Porter County
Clerk Karen Martin, the petition must be taken to the Voter Registration
Office so employees from voter registration can verify that all who signed
the petition are registered voters. After the signatures are verified, the
petition must be turned in to the County Clerk’s Office, along with the
deputy Democrat director at Voter Registration, said that citizens are
encouraged to get 12 to 15 signatures on their petitions in case any of the
signers have let their voter registration lapse. Slusher also reported that
verifying the signatures is usually a quick process, and citizens filing can
easily have their signatures verified and turn in their forms to the Clerk’s
Office in the same day. Both forms must be turned in to the Clerk’s Office
before noon on August 24.
Registration Office is located in the Porter County Administration Building
at 155 Indiana Avenue in Valparaiso, suite 105.
The County Clerk’s
Office is located in the Porter County Courthouse at 16 Lincolnway in
Valparaiso, suite 209.
The 2018 Indiana
Candidate Guide and all candidate filing forms, including the CAN-12 and the
CAN-34, can be found at