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.
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
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: