2020 Candidate Qualifying

Qualifying for the 2020 Republican Primary Election Cycle will open on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. CST and close on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 5 :00 p.m. CST per Section 17-13-5 of the Code of Alabama of 1975.

If you are running for a Federal Office (U.S. House and U.S. Senate)

  • Complete and return Declaration of Candidacy form and qualifying fee to ALGOP.

  • Submission of your on-line qualification form is the equivalent of your signature and acknowledgement that you have fully read and understand the contents of the form.

  • Please refer to the Federal Election Commission website to complete additional documentation that must be filed.

If you are running for a State Office (State Constitutional Officers, Legislature, Judiciary):

  • Complete and return Declaration of Candidacy form and qualifying fee to ALGOP.

  • Submission of your on-line qualification form is the equivalent of your signature and acknowledgement that you have fully read and understand the contents of the form.

  • Complete and return the Statement of Economic Interests form to the Alabama Ethics Commission or complete online. ALGOP highly suggest filing before qualifying as candidate with ALGOP or a county chairman. You have five (5) calendar days after qualifying to complete and submit this information. If you do not fill this out on time you can be disqualified.

    Alabama Ethics Commission
    P.O. Box 302300
    Montgomery, AL 36130-2300
    334-242-2997

  • Complete and return Appointment of Principal Campaign Committee form to the Secretary of State’s office within five (5) calendar days of qualifying with ALGOP or a county chairman. If you do not fill this out on time you can be disqualified.

    Office of the Secretary of State
    ATTN: Elections Division
    P.O. Box 5616
    Montgomery, AL 36103-5616
    334-242-7210/1-800-274-VOTE

  • Judicial candidates only must file a Disclosure Statement of Financial Interests with the Clerk of the Alabama Supreme Court within 10 days of qualifying.

  • Be sure to confer with legal counsel to ensure correct compliance with all election laws

  • Be aware of all pre-election report deadlines and submit financial reports to the Secretary of State as required once fundraising thresholds have been met (see Candidate Filing Guide for details). A copy of the Alabama Fair Campaign Practices Act is available from either the ALGOP Headquarters (3505 Lorna Road, Birmingham, AL 35216) or the Secretary of State’s office (600 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104).

  • Complete and return Financial Committee Filing forms.

  • Note these forms may be filed daily, weekly, monthly, or annually depending on filing calendar and when you hit specific thresholds. Please check candidate 2020 Filing Calendar to be sure you do not miss any dates.

  • If you do not fill these out on time you can be disqualified.

  • If you have any questions on how to fill out the forms contact the Secretary of State office.

Upon dissolution of the campaign committee, the chairman or treasurer of the committee should provide the Secretary of State’s office with a Statement of Dissolution Form, a record of unreported contributions and expenditures, and a statement of how excess campaign funds will be distributed.

2020 Qualifying Fees (Click to Download)

All ALGOP qualifying fees are non-refundable!

Please note that District Attorneys, District Judges, Circuit Judges and Circuit Clerks cannot pay the qualifying fee online. For information on how to pay please call the ALGOP at 205.212.5900. All manual checks must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the ALGOP Headquarters: 3505 Lorna Road, Birmingham, AL 35216.

Information

Forms:

  • Declaration of Candidacy Form

  • Appointment of Principal Campaign Committee fcpa.alabamavotes.gov (click Committee Registration, select Principal Campaign Committee)

  • Statement of Economic Interest Form ethics.alabama.gov (click Statement of Economic Interests)

  • Disclosure Statement of Financial Interests (JUDICIAL CANDIDATES ONLY) www.judicial.alabama.gov (under “Quick Links” on main page, click “Financial Disclosure Form”)

  • Dissolution of Campaign Committee Form alabamavotes.gov (under “Candidates” tab, click “Download FCPA Forms”, and download the third form from the bottom titled: “FCPA – PAC/Candidate – Statement of Dissolution”)

  • Campaign Financial Filings Form alabamavotes.gov (under the “Candidates” tab, click “View new Campaign Finance System”)

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE CANDIDATE QUALIFYING FORM

Alabama Republican Party