The filing deadline to run for elected office in Indiana is on February 7, 2020. In Indiana, prospective candidates may file for the following offices:
• All nine U.S. House seats
• Lieutenant Governor
• Attorney General
• State Senate (25 seats)
• House of Representatives (100 seats)
• Supreme Court (one seat up for retention election)
• Court of Appeals (six seats up for retention election)
The primary is scheduled for May 5, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020. The judicial retention elections are also on November 3.
Indiana’s statewide filing deadline is the 12th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on February 18 in Pennsylvania.
Indiana has a Republican state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.