Municipal election filing to open

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JASPER — Voters will choose representatives in city and town government this year.

Municipal seats in Jasper, Huntingburg, Ferdinand and Holland are on this year’s ballot. The filing period opens Wednesday.

Party candidates must be selected first. Huntingburg and Jasper voters will do this on the Tuesday, May 7, primary election ballot. Ferdinand and Holland seats will be subject to a town convention, which have not yet been scheduled.

The general election for all contested seats will be Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Huntingburg has one at-large and four district council seats, the mayor position and clerk-treasurer seat on the ballot. In Jasper, two at-large council seats, five district seats, the mayor’s seat and the clerk-treasurer seat are up for election.

Ferdinand and Holland each has three council seats and the clerk-treasurer seat up for election. According to the state election guidelines, those candidates are to determined through a party vote at a town convention, which political parties are responsible for scheduling by Wednesday, Aug. 21. Candidates can start filing Wednesday, and must file by Thursday, Aug. 1.

Any questions concerning filing can be directed to the Dubois County Clerk’s Office at 812-481-7035.

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