Indiana primaries are rapidly approaching

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Taylor Staples

The May 3rd Primary Election is rapidly approaching.

The major parties (Democratic and Republican) will nominate candidates for the following offices at the Primary Election:

  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House of Representatives (all 9 seats)
  • Indiana State Senate (25 of the 50 seats)
  • Indiana House of Representatives (all 100 seats)
  • Judges of the circuit and superior courts in several counties
  • Clerks of the circuit court, County Auditor, County Recorder, County
  • Treasurer, County Coroner, County Surveyor, County Assessor, County Commissioner, County Sheriff, Prosecuting Attorney, and County Council Member in several counties
  • Town Council members, town clerk-treasurers, and town judges in towns that have chosen to stagger terms, or to elect all town officials during 2022
  • Some local public questions may be placed on the ballot in certain counties.
  • Democratic Party and Republican Party state convention delegates
  • Democratic Party precinct committee person
  • Some local public questions may be placed on the ballot in certain counties.

Republican Sen. Todd Young is up for reelection this year, but both he and Democratic Senate candidate Thomas McDermott Jr., are unopposed in their respective primary after their opponents failed to get the required number of signatures to make the ballot. That means voters won’t have a choice for the U.S. Senate race on their May primary ballot and will have to check back in this November.

Nine Republicans and three Democrats will be on the May 3rd ballot.

But there are other races on the ballot. Check the Indiana Secretary of State’s office to confirm you are registered to vote, see a sample of your ballot, and find your polling location.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

For more information, you can go to or call the Hoosier Voter Hotline at 1-866-IN-1-VOTE (866-461-8683).


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