The filing period for the 2020 June Primary AND the 2020 November General Elections begins March 2.
Beginning Monday, March 2, through Wednesday, March 25, the Decatur County Auditor’s Office will be accepting nomination papers from Democratic and Republican candidates for the following offices for the June 2, 2020 Primary Election: County Supervisor (two seats), County Auditor and County Sheriff.
IN ADDITION, the November 2020 General Election candidate filing period for county level, Nominated by Petition and Non-Party Political Organization candidates runs from March 2 through March 20. This filing period is five months earlier than it has been in previous cycles, due to the changes in the law made by HF692. This includes the above-mentioned county level offices, as well as township trustees, hospital trustees and soil/water conservation board directors who intend to appear on the November 2020 General Election ballot. In other words, there is NO filing period for these candidates this fall, and any papers received from these candidates after March 20 must be rejected.
The county ag extension candidate deadline is August 26.
Candidates may begin collecting signatures at any time. Nomination Petitions, Affidavits of Candidacy and additional information for candidates may be obtained by visiting the Auditor’s Office or visiting the 2020 Primary Election page or the 2020 General Election page of this website.