Qualifying for Alabama Senate District 26 Special Election

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If you are interested in qualifying for the Special Election in Alabama Senate District 26, please contact ALGOP Political Director Reed Phillips at rphillips@algop.org or 205.212.5900. Qualifying will close on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. CDT, per the proclamation issued by Governor Kay Ivey.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Complete the ALGOP qualifying form and submit payment.

  • ALGOP’s qualifying fee for this office is $997.22.  This fee is non-refundable and is payable on-line or by check. Please contact ALGOP Political Director Reed Phillips for the link to pay on-line. All manual checks must be sent to the ALGOP Headquarters: 3505 Lorna Road, Birmingham, AL 35216.  PLEASE NOTE: You are NOT a qualified candidate until we have received your payment.

  • Complete and return the Statement of Economic Interests form to the Alabama Ethics Commission or complete online. ALGOP highly suggests filing before qualifying as a candidate. Deadline: This must be filed simultaneously when qualifying with 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. 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

  • 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 the 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’s 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.

RESOURCES:

Alabama Republican Party