Candidate Qualifying

Requirements for putting your name on the ballot:

  1. File a Declaration of Candidacy (online or paper) with the Alabama Democratic Party by 5pm on July 25, 2023.

  2. Pay $1034.68 qualifying fee.

  3. We will verify that you filed your committee registration with the Secretary of State and your personal financial disclosure form with the Ethics Commission.


Qualifying Online

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

Qualify Online for State Office


Qualifying in Person or by Mail (paper filers only)

Complete the qualifying form linked below.

Declaration of Candidacy [PDF Document]


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 Filing Links & Resources


Mandatory filings

Mandatory committee registration - Appointment of Principal Campaign Committee -
Click on “Candidate Committee Registration” button to begin

Mandatory personal financial ethics disclosure - Statement of Economic Interests


Filing resources

Candidate Filing Guide -

HD55 Special Election Filing Calendar -

HD16 Special Election Filing Calendar -

Candidate Filing Guidelines -


Open a campaign committee bank account

  1. Request an EIN for a “Political Organization” for banking purposes from the IRS:

  2. Open a bank account - No commingling with personal funds!