The filing period for local elections has opened at the county clerk's voter registration office at the Bartholomew County Courthouse.

The two at-large seats on the Hope Town Council are on the ballot this election cycle. Those seats are not held by Republicans Jerry Bragg and Clyde Compton.

To run for office, a person must have been a resident of the community where they are running for a year.

Filing is open during the county clerk's normal office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call voter registration at 812-379-1676.