/sos/elections, under Candidate Information.
The forms can also
be obtained from the Porter County Voters Registration Office, 155 Indiana
Ave., Room 105, in Valparaiso.
All candidates must
also fill out and turn in a statement of economic interests (Form CAN-12)
along with their petition of nomination.
In order to be
accepted, the petition of nomination form needs at least 10 signatures from
registered voters living inside the boundaries of the school corporation.
Candidates are urged to obtain more than 10 signatures in case there is a
problem verifying names or residencies and not to wait until the last minute
to file their petitions.
candidates run as independents and do not declare a party affiliation.
It is also required
by the state election division that candidates be registered voters within
their respective county. They must confirm their status with the Voters
candidates are voted on by all the voters in the school district; however,
the candidates for the Westchester/Pine and Liberty seats must live in those
As of this morning,
the Voters Registration Office reported the three current seat holders are
the only candidates who have filed to be on the ballot.
Those are Ronald
Stone (Liberty Twp.); Ralph Ayres (Westchester/Pine Twp.); and Michael Trout
No challengers have
emerged in any of the three races.