According to Starke County Election Deputy Clerk Crystal McCarty-Taylor, people can file for a declaration of candidacy starting today anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and they have until February 9th at noon to file.
Interested individuals must come into the Starke County Clerk’s Office to file. She added that no exceptions will be made if the February deadline is missed.
Officials up for election in Starke County include the County Sheriff, Assessor, Coroner, Recorder and Auditor as well as the Prosecuting Attorney and Circuit Court Clerk. Elections will also be held for the County Commissioners in District 2 which includes California, Center and Davis Townships.
On the County Council, four district seats are open. District 1 covers Davis, Jackson and Oregon Townships, District 2 is only Center Township, District 3 includes California, North Bend and Washington Townships, while Railroad and Wayne Townships fall in District 4.
Township Trustees and three board members for each township will be elected for California, Center, Davis, Jackson, North Bend, Oregon, Railroad, Washington and Wayne Townships.
Individuals must live in the township or district they’re running for and residents can only vote on positions in their specific district or township. Starke County Primary elections are on May 8th this year. If you have any questions, contact Deputy Clerk Crystal McCarty-Taylor at 574-772-9160.
For additional election information, visit the Starke County Government website and select Election under the Circuit Court tab.