Primary Election:
The primary election is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May. The next Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The last day to register to vote for this election is Monday, April 9, 2018.
General Election:
The general election is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The next General Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The last day to register to vote for this election is Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
In-Office Absentee Voting:

Located in the Voter Registration Office at the Whitley County Courthouse, 101 W Van Buren St, Room 18, Columbia City.  Photo I.D. is required.  You do not need a reason to vote absentee in-office.
Hours for the 2018 General Election:
Wednesday, October 10th to Friday, November 2nd (Weekdays) - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays, October 27th & November 3rd - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, November 5th - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (LAST DAY)
Voting Absentee by Mail or Traveling Board:
If you would like to vote by mail or traveling board in the upcoming General Election, you will need to print one of the applications below and return to our office by Monday, October 29, 2018 (mail) or Friday, November 2, 2018 (traveling board).  You can return the forms by mail, in-person, via fax at 260-248-3137 or email at wcclerk6@whitleygov.com.  You can also request an application be sent to you by calling the Voter Registration Office at 260-248-3164. 

ABS-MAIL-Application for Absentee Ballot by Mail Only
ABS-TRAVELING BOARD-Application for Absentee Ballot by Traveling Board Only
FPCA: Federal Post Card Application for Voter Registration/Absentee Voting for Military & Overseas Voters
All Candidate filing takes place at:
Whitley County Election Office
101 W Van Buren St, Room 18
Columbia City IN 46725
CAN-12 Statement of Economic Interests for Local and School Board Offices
Pre-Election Campaign Finance (CFA-4) reports will be due for candidates and/or committees that we opened in 2018 or before, and the candidate is on the 2018 General Election ballot, by Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (NOON).  Filing a late CFA-4 form will result in fines up to $50.00 per day assessed by the Whitley County Election Board.
CFA-1:  Candidate's Statement of Organization
CFA-4:  Report of Receipts and Expenditures of a Political Committee

Whitley County Election Board Members: 
  • Neil Hanni, Chairperson, Republican
  • Sheila Sauers, Vice-Chairperson, Democrat
  • Debbie Beers, Secretary
The Mission of the Whitley County Election Board is to promote public trust by our conduct of accurate and efficient elections with equal access to all.

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