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Candidate filing for Duneland School Board opens July 25

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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 CAN-12.

Sharon Slusher, 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.

The Voter 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


Posted 6/5/2018




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