The Elkhart County Clerk’s Office has two main functions. The first is to maintain the records of the courts. The second is to administer the elections and voter registration in Elkhart County.
To access the different functions of the Clerk’s Office, choose below.
2017 and 2018 Elections Update
There will be no Primary/Special Election in Elkhart County in 2017. It is unknown, at this time, if there will be a Special Election in November of 2017. We will have an update by September of 2017.
Below are the offices that will be on the various ballots in 2018.
Local Offices that will appear on the 2018 primary election ballot:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
County Commissioner – District 1
County Council – Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4
Concord Township Assessor
Township Trustee – all Townships
Township Board Member – all Townships
Bristol Town Council At-Large (2 seats)
Wakarusa Town Council At-Large (2 seats)
Democratic Precinct Committeeman
Republican State Convention Delegate
Democratic State Convention Delegate
Candidates for the following offices are required to file at the State level:
U.S. Representative – District 2
State Senator – District 11
State Representative – Districts 21, 22, 48, 49 and 82
Judge of Superior Courts 2 and 6
The following offices are not nominated at a primary election. They are nominated at convention before placement on the general election ballot:
Secretary of State
Auditor of State
Treasurer of State
Middlebury Town Council At-Large (2 seats)
NOTE: School board offices are elected at the general election. The following school board offices will be on the 2018 general election ballot:
Baugo Community School Board – Districts I, II, and III
Concord Community School Board – Districts 1 and 2
Elkhart Community School Board – District B, and At—Large (2 seats)
Fairfield Community School Board – District II, and At-Large
Goshen Community School Board – Districts 1, 3, and At-Large (2 seats)
Middlebury Community School Board – Districts A, C and D
Wa-Nee Community School Board – Harrison Township, Locke Township and Union Township
NOTE: The filing period for all offices will be posted in December, and will also be published in both the Elkhart Truth and the Goshen News in December.
The Elkhart County Election Board is announcing the change of two vote center locations for 2016. Calvary Assembly of God Church in Elkhart and Faith United Methodist Church in Goshen are no longer vote center locations. Lutheran Church of the Redeemer at 3300 Benham Ave, Elkhart and Sugar Grove Church at 58512 Old County Road 17, Goshen are now part of our Vote Center Family. The Election Board would also like to thank both Calvary Assembly of God Church and Faith United Methodist Church for their years of service to the voters of Elkhart County.
The Elkhart County Election Board and the Elkhart County Voter Registration Office provide information about voter registration, absentee voting, becoming and being a candidate, past election results and various registration and voting deadlines.
The Elkhart County Clerk serves as the Secretary of the Election Board, and maintains the Election Board Office at 101 N. Main Street, Room 204, in Goshen. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, excluding County Holidays.
What is a Vote Center?
The vote center model provides flexibility to a voter as they are no longer required to cast their ballot at a specific location based on the neighborhood they live in. Instead an eligible voter may cast their ballot at any designated center within the County that is convenient to them - close to their job, close to their child's school, on the way to run errands, in other words at any vote center they choose. Vote centers require the use of an electronic poll-book, which is instantaneously updated as ballots are cast.
There is no longer a "wrong" place to vote! Your ballot will be available at any vote center within the County.
Vote centers provide convenience to the voters, and also reduce the number of workers each political party needs to recruit, thus reducing payroll costs for the county election board.
Vote centers allow for up-to-the minute tracking of voter turnout, which is useful for parties in their "get-out-the-vote" drives, and also allows the election board to provide turnout information to the media throughout the day.
Vote centers drastically reduce the number of provisional ballots cast, as every ballot style is available for any voter at every center.
Vote centers provide additional savings to the counties due to decreased precinct supplies, payroll costs and ballot waste.
Learn more about vote centers at the Indiana Secretary of State website: http://in.gov/sos/elections/3574.htm
The Elkhart County Clerk acts in the capacity of Secretary to the Election Board. The Clerk’s Office processes the following workload:
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The County Clerk's office is charged with managing the clerical portion of court business. The department keeps records of judgments, orders of the court, wills, and matters of trust in probate proceedings; issues marriage licenses; receives money for child support; accepts filing of commencement of actions in litigation; and performs other miscellaneous duties.
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|Access to Public Records
The Clerk of the Circuit Court adheres to the rules of public access to its records. Due to the volume of court documents and the courts being divided between Elkhart and Goshen, there may be delays in locating files.