All forms need to be signed by a notary in order to be accepted. Directors
of the Voters Registration office, Democrat Kathy Kozuszek and Republican
Sunday Schoon, are designated notaries and can certify forms along with a
photo ID confirmation.
Kozuszek said the CAN-12 forms are a new requirement this year and it must
also be notarized and filed at the same time as the CAN-2 form.
Those filing to be a Democrat precinct committeeman or a state convention
delegate will not need to file a CAN-12 form however.
The Porter County Voters Registration Office is located on the bottom level
of the County Administration Building, 155 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso, Room
The filing period runs through Friday, Feb. 7 at noon.
Candidates running as independent will need to file a petition of nomination
for local office, or CAN-19, which requires a certain number of valid
signatures, as well as completing a CAN-12.
It is also the first day individuals may file registration as a state
convention delegate and a Democratic Party precinct committeeman (CAN-37).
Filing for school board races will start later in the year, in July. There
are no races for school board in the May 6 primary elections but there will
be for the general elections in November.
Those wanting to run for state-level offices, such as governor, need to be
filed with state offices.
Those filing for candidacy for offices that pay a yearly compensation of
$5,000 or more, or if the candidate is expected to take in or spend more
than $500 on a campaign, will also receive a packet on the state’s election
laws and calendar, Kozuszek said.
Voters in Porter County will elect individuals to the following offices:
U.S.: United States House of Representatives, District 1.
Indiana: Secretary of State, Auditor of State, Treasurer of State,
Indiana State Senate District 4, Indiana House Representatives (all seats
are up for vote)
County and Local: County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Judge of the
Circuit Court, Judge of Superior Court 1, Judge of Superior Court 4, County
Sheriff, County Auditor, County Prosecutor, County Recorder, County Coroner,
County Assessor, Center District County Commissioner, County Council
District Representatives, Township Trustees, Township Board members,
Democratic and Republican state convention delegates and Democratic Party
Voter registration is going on now and can be done at the county’s voter
office or by visiting