Wednesday was the first day of filing in Indiana for the 2016 elections.
In Bartholomew County you can file for office in the voter registration office at the County Courthouse on Washington Street.
Positions open for election this year locally are two seats on the County Commissioners, circuit court judge, the at-large seats on the County Council, county coroner and county surveyor.
Among the Republican filings as of 3 p.m., County Councilman Jorge Morales (pictured with Ann Ogle and Tammy Burton) and Susan Thayer Fye filed for County Commissioner in District 1, incumbent council members Bill Lentz, Evelyn Pence and Jim Reed filed for re-election to their at-large seats, incumbent E.R. Gray filed again for county surveyor and Clayton Nolting and Ron Shadley for Coroner.