The Green Papers: Indiana 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 5 May 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Friday 7 February 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 5 May 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-6:00p EDT (1000-2200 UTC) / 6:00a-6:00p CDT (1100-2300 UTC). Although a portion of this state is in CT, the majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET when the networks feel they can project.
Tuesday 30 June 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 6:00a-6:00p EST (1100-2300 UTC) / 6:00a-6:00p CST (1200-0000 UTC). Although a portion of this state is in CT, the majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET when the networks feel they can project.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:6,501,582 (2.10% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Indianapolis
 

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Indiana State and Local Government

Indiana 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


NOTE: In any Primary election in INDIANA, voters state which Party they are affiliated with by asking the poll workers for the ballot of that Party in a given Primary. A voter's party affiliation is determined solely by his or her Primary voting record; the state's voter registration form does NOT provide a place for the voter to state Party affiliation.

Even though the history of a voter's Party affiliation- solely as determined by the individual voter's Primary voting record- is part of the public record, the informaton is NOT available at the polling place. Any voter, however, may challenge another voter's Party affiliation at the polls:

In such a case, the voter making the challenge (the "challenger") fills out an affidavit that the voter being challenged (the "challengee") has not, in fact, voted in the Party's Primaries in the past, an assertion against which the challengee must fill out a counter-affidavit, asserting that they intend to vote for a majority of the candidates of the challengee's Party of choice in the next General Election. If the challengee fills out this counter-affidavit, the challengee is allowed to vote in the Primary; however, if the challengee refuses, he or she is not allowed to vote in the Primary.

Nevertheless, since General Election ballots are cast in secret, the intention expressed in the counter-affidavit by the challengee is impossible to enforce.


Indiana law forbids anyone from appearing on the general election ballot more the once.


The Libertarian Party nominates by convention rather than by primary.

Democratic and Republican Party nominations for Secretary of State, Auditor, and Treasurer are decided by convention.


2020 Indiana Election Calendar from the Indiana Election Division.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 11 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  Mike Braun
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Mike Braun
FEC S8IN00171

Class 3 Republican Senator  Todd Christopher Young
Served in the U.S. House: 2011-2017. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Todd Christopher Young
FEC S6IN00191

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 3-term period, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Eric Joseph Holcomb
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Eddie D. Melton
  Candidate Democratic     former state Health Commissioner Woody Myers
  Candidate Democratic     Josh Owens
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Eric Joseph Holcomb
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch
  Candidate Republican     Brian Roth

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Elected on a ticket with Governor.

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Open, 1 Undetermined);
7 Republican (6 Undetermined, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  Peter J. Visclosky
First elected: 1984
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 6 November 2019: "On November 6th, 35 years ago today, I was elected to serve as Indiana’s First District U.S. Representative. Today, I announce that I will not seek re-election in 2020...."
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     James "Jim" Harper
FEC H0IN01143
  Candidate Democratic     Hammond Mayor  Thomas M. McDermott, Jr.
FEC H0IN01135
  Candidate Democratic     North Township Trustee  Frank J. Mrvan
FEC H0IN01150

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jackie Swihart Walorski
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mary Patricia "Pat" Hackett
FEC H8IN02177; 30 Sep 19; Tot $112,416; Dsb $32,282
  Candidate Democratic     Ellen L. Marks
FEC H0IN02232; 30 Sep 19; Tot $81,175; Dsb $36,289
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jackie Swihart Walorski
FEC H0IN02190; 30 Sep 19; Tot $805,581; Dsb $319,426

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  James E. "Jim" Banks
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Chip Winter Coldiron
FEC H0IN03230
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  James E. "Jim" Banks
FEC H6IN03229; 30 Sep 19; Tot $509,238; Dsb $266,588
  Candidate Republican     Chris Magiera
FEC H0IN03222; 30 Sep 19; Tot $45,170; Dsb $30,797

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  James R. "Jim" Baird
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ben Frederick
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  James R. "Jim" Baird
FEC H8IN04199; 30 Sep 19; Tot $163,630; Dsb $112,154

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Susan W. Brooks
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 14 June 2019: "... I will retire as U. S. Representative for the 5th District of Indiana at the end of my current term."
 Candidate list (11, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jennifer Christie
FEC H8IN05196; 30 Sep 19; Tot $8,841; Dsb $5,780
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Christina Hale
FEC H0IN05219; 30 Sep 19; Tot $326,368; Dsb $73,691
  Candidate Democratic     Marion County Prosecutor Andrew James "Andy" Jacobs, Jr.
Son of former Congressman Andy Jacobs Jr.

FEC H0IN05227; 30 Sep 19; Tot $3,716; Dsb $216
  Candidate Democratic     Dierdre "Dee" Thornton
FEC H8IN05188; 30 Sep 19; Tot $38,074; Dsb $24,859
  Candidate Republican     Kent Abernathy
FEC H0IN05268
  Candidate Republican     Andrew Peter "Andy" Bales
FEC H0IN05284
  Candidate Republican     Micah Beckwith
FEC H0IN05201; 30 Sep 19; Tot $85,783; Dsb $36,620
  Candidate Republican     Chuck Dietzen
FEC H0IN05250
  Candidate Republican     Beth Elaine Henderson
FEC H0IN05276
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Kelly Mitchell
FEC H0IN05243; 30 Sep 19; Tot $102,651; Dsb $5,771
  Candidate Republican     Daniel "Danny" Niederberger, Jr.
FEC H0IN05185
  Candidate Write-in     Ellen "Elle" Kizik
FEC H0IN05193

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Gregory J. "Greg" Pence
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Brother of Vice President Mike Pence
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jeannine Lee Lake
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Gregory J. "Greg" Pence
FEC H8IN06129; 30 Sep 19; Tot $892,283; Dsb $734,233

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  André D. Carson
First elected: 11 March 2008 in a Special Election called to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Congressman Julia M. Carson (his grandmother) on 15 December 2007.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  André D. Carson
FEC H8IN07184; 30 Sep 19; Tot $392,136; Dsb $332,578
  Candidate Republican     Wayne Edward "Gunny" Harmon
FEC H8IN07150

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Larry D. Bucshon
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     E. Thomasina Marsili
FEC H0IN08213
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Larry D. Bucshon
FEC H0IN08114; 30 Sep 19; Tot $354,110; Dsb $258,392

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Joseph A. "Trey" Hollingsworth, III
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Joseph A. "Trey" Hollingsworth, III
FEC H6IN09176; 30 Sep 19; Tot $581,346; Dsb $164,304

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Secretary of State  Connie Lawson
Appointed: March 2012; first elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
  
Candidates for this office are nominated by party convention or petition. That is, there is no primary election for this office.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Curtis T. Hill, Jr.
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Karen Tallian
  Candidate Republican     John Westercamp
 Major Party candidates for the offices of Attorney General and Superintendent of Public Instruction are not nominated via Primary but, instead, will be (per Indiana Code 3-8-4-2) nominated at each Party's respective State Conventions.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Treasurer  Kelly Mitchell
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Candidate for Congress District 5 in 2020.
 Candidates for this office are nominated by party convention or petition. That is, there is no primary election for this office.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Auditor  Tera Klutz
Appointed 9 January 2017 (re: resignation of Auditor Suzanne Crouch (Republican) who was elected in 2016 as Lieutenant Governor); first elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidates for this office are nominated by party convention or petition. That is, there is no primary election for this office.

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2000. In 2021, this office will be become an appointed position.

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Jennifer McCormick
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 2 October 2018: Retiring at the end of his term.
 
Major Party candidates for the offices of Attorney General and Superintendent of Public Instruction are not nominated via Primary but, instead, will be (per Indiana Code 3-8-4-2) nominated at each Party's respective State Conventions.
In 2021, this office will be become an appointed position.
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 18 candidates
  Republican: 16 incumbents, 20 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Boston Tea
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.state.in.us/legislative/ic/code/const/
Election Authority
  Indiana Election Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  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
  Constitution 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
  Decatur Daily Democrat
  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 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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