Huntington county clerk anticipates big election year in 2018 as filing starts Wednesday, Jan. 10

2018 is going to be a big election year in Huntington County, according to Huntington County Clerk Kittie Keiffer.

The official filing period for candidates wishing to run in the 2018 primary opens Jan. 10, and continues through Feb. 9. Those interested in running for office can obtain the necessary paperwork from the Huntington County Clerk’s Office

Primary Election Day is May 8, although voting will take place prior to that day in vote centers located around the county.

Keiffer says many of the county’s elected positions are included in this year’s election, including:

• Prosecuting attorney.

• Circuit court judge.

• County assessor.

• County auditor.

• County clerk.

• County recorder.

• Sheriff.

• County surveyor.

• Commissioner, District 1.

• County council, districts 1, 2, 3 and 4.

• All township trustees.

• All township advisorybBoard members.

In addition, Markle, Roanoke and Warren town council seats will be up for election.

Voters can also choose Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees in districts 2, 3 and 5 during the general election on Nov. 6. Those candidates will be non-partisan.

Voter registration for the primary ends on April 9. Voters who have moved, changed their name, been taken off the poll list in the past or are a new voter can go to to register online or print out a Voter Registration Application (VRG-11) form that they can mail into the clerk’s office (voter registration applications cannot be emailed or faxed). They can also register at the BMV or in-person at the clerk’s office.

For additional information, call the Huntington County Clerk’s office at 358-4820.