Changes Could Make Candidate Filing Harder For President

A proposed change in Indiana law could add or subtract candidates from next year’s presidential primary ballot.

Getting on Indiana’s ballot requires 45-hundred signatures from registered voters. The State Senate will vote on a bill to let campaigns pay a 20-thousand-dollar filing fee instead. But the bill would also give candidates two weeks to withdraw from the ballot instead of the current three days.

In 2016, six candidates who had long since quit the race were still on the ballot, from Jeb Bush to Carly Fiorina. They still got three-percent of the vote.