U.S. Representative (IN-5)

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Jan 10, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018

Description

There are 435 U.S. Representatives in the United States that comprise the House of Representatives, otherwise known as the United States Congress. U.S. Representatives are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing congressional committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). Federal funding bills originate in the House of Representative, and the House of Representatives is responsible for carrying out impeachment proceedings. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Representatives have offices in Washington D.C. and their home districts to address concerns of citizens in their districts. The yearly salary for a United States Congressional Representative is $174,000.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Indiana Election Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Indiana Election Division. The required forms include a Declaration of Candidacy, Nominating Petitions, A Statement of Economic Interest and other office specific forms. 3) To run as an independent, candidates must submit filing forms between January 10th, 2018 (118 days before the primary election) and June 30th, 2018 (June 30th by law) to appear on the general election ballot. If you plan to run as a candidate for one of the established political parties, contact the Indiana Election Division or the party office for the filing window and procedures to compete in the party primary. If you have any questions please contact the Indiana Election Division by phone at (317) 232-3939 or (800) 622-4941. Additionally, the 2016 Indiana Candidate Guide can be found here: http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2016_Candidate_Guide_Complete.pdf

Submit application to:
Indiana Elections Division, 302 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204, US