Candidate Qualifying

Qualifying opens on January 8th, 2018 at 8:30am

Qualifying is open ONLINE. Qualifying will close on February 9th at 5:00 p.m. If you encounter any issues while qualifying please call the ALGOP at 205.212.5900.

*ALGOP must receive your qualifying form and payment in order to post your name as an official candidate on ALGOP.org.

 

State and Federal Candidates:

      • Complete and return Declaration of Candidacy form and qualifying fee to ALGOP no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February 9, 2018. Forms/fees must be in the ALGOP office (3505 Lorna Road, Birmingham, AL 35216) by this time. Regardless of technical issues or any other problems, papers received via mail, email, electronically, fax, or in-person after this date by state law cannot be accepted.
      • Please note that submission of your qualification form online will be treated as the equivalent of your signature and personal certification of the matters on the qualifying form.

Federal Candidates:

  • Please refer to the Federal Election Commission website for other documentation needed.

State Candidates:

    • 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. Deadline: This must be filed simultaneously when qualifying with county chairman or ALGOP. 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 calendar days of qualifying with ALGOP or 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 2018 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.

Information:

Forms:

  • Declaration of Candidacy Form (Advance at the bottom of this page)
  • 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 (ONLY JUDICIAL CANDIDATES) 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”)

2018 Qualifying Fees

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 Friday, February 9th, 2018 at the ALGOP Headquarters: 3505 Lorna Road, Birmingham, AL 35216.

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