There will be primary elections only in Zionsville and in Lebanon on May 3, Boone County Clerk Penny Bogan said. Elected officials in Advance, Jamestown, Thorntown and Whitestown run as independents; candidates have until noon July 15 to file for the Nov. 8 general election.
Population is one factor in whether a town will hold a primary, according to the Indiana Election Division.
All cities and towns with a population of more than 3,500 must hold a primary.
Smaller cities and towns may hold primaries if they have adopted a municipal primary ordinance. Lebanon and Zionsville are the only communities that meet the population minimum.
Advance will elect a clerk-treasurer and four town council members.
Jamestownwill elect a clerk-treasurer, town judge and three council members. Vickie Foster declared her clerk-treasurer candidacy on Jan. 19.
Thorntown will elect a clerk-treasurer, judge and five at-large council members.
Whitestown’s ballot includes clerk-treasurer, judge and five district council members.
Noon, July 5, is the deadline for write-in candidates to file their intent to run. Noon, July 15, is the deadline for independents or minor party candidates to file for office.
Based on the races with the highest total of votes in the 2007 election, 63 persons voted in Advance; 202 in Jamestown, 783 in Thorntown and 251 in Whitestown, according to Boone County Clerk’s office records.