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Indiana 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Animal Rights/Hunting & Fishing

    Question 1: Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment

    Provides that the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife is a valued part of Indiana's heritage and shall be forever preserved for the public good. Provides that the people have a right, which includes the right to use traditional methods, to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife, subject only to the laws prescribed by the general assembly and rules prescribed by virtue of the authority of the general assembly to: (1) promote wildlife conservation and management; and (2) preserve the future of hunting and fishing. Provides that hunting and fishing are the preferred means of managing and controlling wildlife. Provides that this constitutional amendment does not limit the application of any laws relating to trespass or property rights.

    Yes1,864,59678.1 %
    No524,35621.9 %
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Attorney - Indiana will hold an election for attorney general on November 8, 2016
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 100 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016.
    State Senate - Twenty-five of 50 total seats are up for election in 2016.
    US House - Voters will elect 9 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 9 congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in Indiana will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Four seats on Indiana's state-level courts are up for retention elections on November 8, 2016
    Local Judges - six judges up for nonpartisan retention election.
    Local Government
    School board - The 24 Indiana school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment are holding school board elections for 79 seats in 2016.
    Indiana Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    Indiana is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. In Indiana, a write-in candidate for the presidency must file a declaration of intent with the secretary of state. The declaration of intent must be filed no earlier than 118 days before the primary and no later than noon on July 3 in the year of the election. A write-in candidate who fails to do this will not be qualified to serve should he or she be elected.

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    Indiana Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(100)
    State Senators(50)
    US Representatives(9)
    US Senators(2)
    State Executives
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    November 7, 2017
    Indiana : Municipal General Election
    November 6, 2018
    Indiana : General Election Day