Candidates for 2020 races begin registering on Jan. 8

This story has been updated.

2020 is a Presidential election year but a number of state and local races will also be on your ballot.

Bartholomew County Clerk Jay Phelps explains that along with federal offices like seats in the U.S. House, other races will be settled as well. That includes the offices of Indiana Governor and Attorney General and statehouse races in the Indiana House and Senate.

Bartholomew County voters will also be choosing county commissioners for districts 1 and 3, members of county council at large, and Superior Court 2 Judge.

Other local races will include Hope Town Council seats in Wards 1, 2 and 3 and Hartsville Town Council members.

Many local voters could also be asked to approve a property tax increase through a referendum being considered by the Bartholomew Consolidated School Board. If the tax increase is approved by the school board later this month, it would appear on the May primary ballot of those living in the school district.

Candidates can begin filing their candidacies on Wednesday, Jan. 8th at the Voter Registration Office in the Bartholomew County Courthouse.