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Governor:1(Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2000 Census:6,090,782 (2.16% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:11(2.04% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
2010 Census:6,501,582 (2.10% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:11(2.04% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Indianapolis
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of Indiana
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 7 May 1800. 2 Stat. 58: effective 4 July 1800; previously, part of the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 11 December 1816 by a Joint Resolution of Congress (3 Stat. 399)
  The 19th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: MIDWEST
 Region: Great Lakes
 Survey: Public Domain

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 19 April 1816 [3 Stat. 289: authorizing the formation of a State government and Admission thereafter]
 
1st (1816-1851) [Adopted: 29 June 1816 Convention convened, 10 June 1816, Ratified: 29 June 1816 not submitted to the People; effective upon Admission, 11 December 1816]
2nd (1851-) [Adopted: 10 February 1851 Convention convened, 7 October 1850, Ratified: 4 August 1851 ratified by vote of 109,319 to 26,755; effective, 1 November 1851]


Executive Branch   All States
 
Chief Executive
  GOVERNOR
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; next in line of succession: President pro Tempore of the State Senate (1816-1851)]
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Elected on a ticket with Governor.
  Secretary of State: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Treasurer: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Auditor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Superintendent of Public Instruction: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Clerk of State Supreme Court (--2006): 4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2002

Legislative Branch   All States
 
Legislature
  GENERAL ASSEMBLY
 
Upper House
  Senate
Lower House
  House of Representatives

Judicial Branch   All States
 
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court Constitutional Court [IN and FOR: State]
Intermediate Appellate Court
  Court of Appeals (1890--) Statutory Court [IN: district FOR: State. originally known as "Appellate Court"]
 
General Trial Jurisdiction
  Circuit Court Constitutional Court [IN: circuit FOR: county]
 
Limited Jurisdiction
  City Court Statutory Court [IN and FOR: city. was originally to be abolished statewide in 1979, but abolition was then delayed by legislative action thru 1982; incorporated cities since have been given local option re: abolishing this court on their own.]
  Town Court Statutory Court [IN and FOR: town. was originally to be abolished statewide in 1979, but abolition was then delayed by legislative action thru 1982; incorporated towns since have been given local option re: abolishing this court on their own.]
  Superior Court Statutory Court [IN and FOR: county. optional: usually, but not always, established in counties with no County Court; some counties, however, have both a Superior Court and a County Court.]
  Municipal Court Statutory Court [IN and FOR: consolidated Marion County-City of Indianapolis]
  Justices of the Peace (1816-1975) Constitutional Court [IN and FOR: township]
  County Court (1975--) Statutory Court [IN and FOR: county. optional: originally intended to replace Justices of the Peace in those counties without a Superior Court]
Special Jurisdiction
  Probate Court Statutory Court [IN and FOR: county. optional]
  Small Claims Court Statutory Court [IN and FOR: county. optional]


Local Government
 
   
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  county [Type: Broad, Executive: Board of Commissioners, Legislative: COUNCIL]
 MINOR CIVIL DIVISION  All States
   township [Type: Limited, Executive: Trustee, Legislative: Board]
 
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
 
Localities
    Indiana Civil Divisions and Municipalities
   

Key Statewide / Federal Officials  All States
  Indiana Officials

Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  1st Tuesday after 1st Monday of November in even-numbered years.
(IN Code 3-5-1-2(1) & 3-10-2-1... in conformity with IN Constitution Article 2, Section 14 (a) )
Presidential Primary   All States
  Same date as the State Primary [1st Tuesday after 1st Monday in May in even-numbered years. (IN Code 3-10-1-3)] in Presidential Election years.
(implied by the setup of the Primary Ballot required by IN Code 3-10-1-19)
State Primary   All States
  1st Tuesday after 1st Monday in May in even-numbered years.
(IN Code 3-10-1-3)
Polling times   All States
  Polls open: 6 AM local time
Polls close: 6 PM local time
(IN Code 3-11-8-8)
[NOTE: INDIANA is split between the CENTRAL (to the west) and EASTERN (to the east) TIME ZONES. In 2008, most counties align with the EASTERN time zone. Beginning in the Spring of 2006, all of INDIANA will go on Daylight Savings Time. From 1967 through 2005 the State did not observe Daylight Savings Time in the EASTERN TIME ZONE portions of the State.]


Links  Links to other web sites
 
Constitution    All States
  http://www.state.in.us/legislative/ic/code/const/
Election Authority
  Indiana Election Commission
Legislature    All States
  Indiana General Assembly
  Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus
  Indiana Senate Republican Caucus
Democratic
  Indiana Democratic Party
  Indiana House Democrats
Republican
  Indiana House Republicans
  The Indiana Republican Party
Third Party
  Boston Tea Party of Indiana
  Indiana Green Party
  Indiana Right To Life
  Indiana Right To Life
  Justice Party of Indiana
  Libertarian Party of Indiana
  The Indiana Constitution Party
  The Unity Party of Indiana
Media & others
  Goshen News
  Greensburg Daily News
  Howey Political Report
  Indianapolis Business Journal
  Journal and Courier - Lafayette
  Kendallville Publishing Company - Northeast Indiana
  Kokomo Tribune
  Lebanon Reporter
  NewsLink.org - Indiana
  Pharos-Tribune - Logansport
  Politics1.com - Indiana
  Post-Tribune - Merrillville
  Reporter-Times - Martinsville
  The Courier Times - New Castle
  The Courier-Times - New Castle
  The Evening News - Jefferson / The Tribune - New Albany
  The Herald Bulletin - Anderson
  The Herald-Press - Huntington County
  The Indianapolis Star
  The News-Dispatch - Michigan City
  The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne
  The Palladium-Item - Richmond
  The Peru Tribune
  The Shelbyville News
  The Star Press - Muncie
  The Times - Frankfort
  The Times - Munster
  The Times - Northwest Indiana / Southeast Chicago
  The Wabash PlainDealer
  Times-Mail - Bedford
  Tri-State Media
  Tribune Star - Terre Haute
  WISH TV - CBS - Indianapolis
  WRTV - ABC - Indianapolis
  WTHR - NBC - Indianapolis
  Zionsville Times Sentinel
 
 


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