• Brandon Colvin

Alabama's political parties are accepting candidates for the 2022 election cycle

Both sides of the proverbial "aisle" in the Yellowhammer State are gearing up for the coming year's election cycle and inviting would-be politicians to sign up for civil service.

Alabama Democrats opened their candidate qualifying portal on December 6, giving them a nearly month-long head start over the state's Rebuplicans, who will launch their primary qualifying period on January 4, 2022. The qualifying windows for both parties will close at 5:00 PM CST on January 28, 2022.

Positions up for election on the 2022 primary ballot include:

  • Alabama Constitutional Offices (Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Commissioner of Agriculture and Industry, Treasurer, and State Auditor)

  • U.S. Senate seat

  • U.S. House seats

  • Associate Justice on Alabama Supreme Court (Places 5, 6)

  • Two (2) Public Service Commission seats

  • Four (4) Alabama Board of Education seats

  • All Alabama House of Representatives seats

  • All Alabama Senate seats

  • All District Attorney positions

  • Dozens of Circuit and District Court judicial seats

The Alabama Democratic Party's portal is currently accepting candidate applications and anyone wishing to qualify for the Democratic ballot can do so online at www.aldemocrats.org/RunForOffice or in person at the ALDems headquarters located at 501 Adams Avenue Montgomery, AL.

Anyone wishing to qualify for the Republican ballot can do so online at www.algop.org or in person at ALGOP headquarters located at 3505 Lorna Road, Birmingham, AL, starting Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 8:30 AM. CST.