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Candidate filing for Duneland School Board opens July 22

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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 2020 general election is Wednesday, July 22.

An at-large seat on the Duneland School Board, currently held by long-time member John Marshall, and the Jackson Township seat, currently held by now retired long-time Duneland teacher Tom Schnabel, will be up for grabs on Tuesday, November 3.

According to the 2020 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. Current teachers and noncertified employees of the Duneland School Corporation and those serving actively in the military are not eligible to run.

Candidates seeking the Jackson Township seat must be residents of Jackson Township. 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 interests for local and school board offices, and a CAN-34, petition of nomination and consent for school board office. At least 10 registered voters who live in the Duneland School district must sign the petition for nomination.

The petition must be verified by Porter County Elections & Registration employees, who will determine if all who signed the petition are registered voters living in the Duneland School district. Candidates may want to get more signatures than they need in case some who signed their petitions turn out not to be active registered voters.

The Porter County Elections & Registration Office is located in suite 105 of the Porter County Administration Building, 155 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso. Both the CAN-12 and CAN-34 must be turned in to the Elections & Registration Office before noon on August 21.

The 2020 Indiana Candidate Guide and all candidate filing forms, including the CAN-12 and the CAN-34, can be found at SOS: Candidate Information:


Posted 7/8/2020




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