Candidates for federal office must submit the following to qualify:

  1. Declaration of Candidacy - qualifying form, filed either on paper or online (see below)
  2. Qualifying Fee


Candidates must meet the Minimum Qualifications for Public Office.


Qualifying Online

Click the appropriate link below and fill out the linked form. You will receive a Declaration of Candidacy and fee payment invoice via email after the form information is received and processed. Online qualifiers are not required to submit a Declaration of Candidacy on paper.

NOTE: If applicable (see above), complete your Appointment of Principal Campaign Committee and Statement of Economic Interests before filling out the form. If applicable and we cannot verify that you filed them, then we will notify you via email and require you to do so to proceed with qualifying.

Candidates for Federal Office (US House and US Senate)


Qualifying Fees

Qualifying fees are based on 2% of the base salary for each office. The following calculations are subject to change if found to be incorrect.

U.S. Senator: $3,480.00

U.S. Representative: $3,480.00

Governor: $2,491.28

Lt. Governor: $1,394.68

Attorney General: $3,520.00

Secretary of State: $1,756.10

State Treasurer: $1,756.10

State Auditor: $1,756.10

Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries: $1,743.89

State Senator: $1,034.68

State Representative: $1,034.68

State Board of Education (Seats 2, 4, 6, and 8): $360.00

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (Places 5, 6): $3,500.00

Circuit Court Judge: $2,800.00

District Court Judge: $2,780.00

District Attorney: $2,800.00

Public Service Commission (Places 1, 2): $1,989.77

SDEC Member: $50.00


WARNING: Paper qualifying forms and associated fees must be received in our office prior to the 5:00 p.m. qualifying deadline regardless of postmark.

If fee payment is returned for insufficient funds, closure of account, etc. your qualification for office will be null and void unless payment is remedied before the close of the qualifying period.

Be sure to send any mailings via CERTIFIED MAIL


Alabama Democratic Party Headquarters address:

501 Adams Avenue

Montgomery, AL 36104


Alabama Democratic Party mailing address:

PO Box 950

Montgomery, AL 36101


NOTE: The Alabama Democratic Party Headquarters will be open weekdays from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. and closed daily from 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. 


Important Links & Resources

Declaration of Candidacy [PDF Document]


State Candidates

  • Appointment of Principal Campaign Committee - filed electronically with the Secretary of State’s Elections Division. Go to and click on “Candidate Committee Registration” to begin.
  • Statement of Economic Interests - filed with the Alabama Ethics Commission no later than five days after qualifying.


Federal Candidates

  • FEC Campaign Guide for candidates:

  • FEC Form 2 - Statement of Candidacy

  • FEC Form 1 - Statement of Organization