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As a blue voter in a red state, it can sometimes feel like you might have more of an impact on the outcomes by voting on the other side’s ticket. But your vote for Democrats matters. It tells people in our community that Democrats get out and vote. Which in turn, lets us know that we have supporters for future candidates in the next election. Remember:  do your part by voting blue.

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Election Day
  • Sample Democratic Ballot
    Check back here in 2024. The primary ballot won't be published until spring, and the general ballot won't be set until summer.
  • Can I register as a Democrat?
    Alabama does not register by party. You must ask for either a Democratic or Republican ballot at the polls during Primary elections. There are no party specific ballots in the general election; we all use the same ballot. There are a lot of reasons to vote in the Democratic Primary if you’re a Democrat! By state law and under penalty, you will not be able to switch party ballots between the Primary and the Runoff elections.
  • I need to register to vote.
    To register to vote in the State of Alabama you must complete a voter registration application and receive your voter identification card. You can complete an application online at the Alabama Secretary of State’s Website. Deadlines for voter registration are usually two full weeks prior to an election. Follow this link for full instructions.
  • What kind of ID do I need to vote?
    Check the Secretary of State website for the most updated info.
  • Check my voter registration status.
    Check your voter registration status at the Alabama Votes website. Note that if you've moved or changed your name since the last time you voted, you'll need to re-register by completing a voter registration form again. As an alternative, you may visit www.vote.org or call 1-833-GO-VOTE2 (1-833-468-6832).
  • I need to know where I vote.
    Search for your polling place on the Alabama Votes website.
  • List of Qualified candidates
    Marilyn Lands is running unopposed in the House District 10 Democratic primary to replace Republican David Cole, who pled guilty to election fraud in October 2023. The special primary election is set for Tuesday, December 12, 2023. The special general election for Tuesday, March 26, 2024. The 2024 List of Qualified candidates running in Madison County include candidates for state and county-wide governmental offices, the Alabama State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC), and the Madison County Democrat Executive Committee (MCDEC). You may also review the complete list of all Democratic candidates running in the State of Alabama. These lists will be published prior to the 2024 election cycle. Membership on the SDEC and MCDEC is limited to proven Democrats who are willing to support the party and our candidates with their time, treasure, and talents. For more information, write info@madisoncountydemocrats.com.
  • How do I learn more about Democratic Candidates who have qualified to run for office?
    Candidate qualifying for the 2024 elections will likely close in early February, 2024. We don't set these dates, but will update our page once the ballot has been set.
  • Tell me the next election dates and deadlines.
    Marilyn Lands is running unopposed in the House District 10 Democratic primary to replace Republican David Cole, who pled guilty to election fraud in October 2023. The special primary election is set for Tuesday, December 12, 2023. The special general election for Tuesday, March 26, 2024. The 2024 primary election will take place on March 5, 2024. If needed, a primary runoff general election will occur on April 16, 2024. The general election is set for Tuesday, November 5, 2024.
  • Which offices are up for election in 2024?
    The offices that are up for election over the next three election cycles (2024, 2026, and 2028) are available on the Madison County Votes website. Offices up for re-election are listed, organized by the next election date for each office. A list of current officeholders is available on the Madison County Votes Elected Officials page.
  • Additional voting information (absentee, sample ballots, etc.)."
    Check the Madison County Votes website for more resources. Information on obtaining and casting an absentee ballot can be found on the Alabama Secretary of State's website.
  • Madison County Democrats voter registration events.
    If you’d like to find out when they will be, sign up to volunteer. You'll also receive our newsletter.
  • I want to volunteer to help get Democrats elected!
    If you’d like to volunteer to help with voter registration or to devote your time and talents to one of our many other activities, please complete our volunteer form.
  • MCDEC business meetings info.
    If you’d like to begin to get to know us and our work, you are welcome to attend our monthly business meetings. Contact us for meeting times and locations.

Run for Office

How do I learn more about Democratic Candidates who have qualified to run for office?

I’m thinking of running for office as a Democrat for a local office or state office.

 

Qualifying for all open elected positions is now open and closes on January 28, 2022 at 5pm. Qualifying forms not received to the appropriate authority by 5pm on Jan 28th will not be accepted.

Items must be in the hands of the appropriate entity by 5:00 pm; those post marked by January 28 but not in the PO Box at 5:00 pm will not be accepted.

 

2022 Election Dates​​​

  • Primary Election:  May 24​

  • Primary Runoff:  June 21

  • General Election:  November 8

  • Municipal Elections:  August 23 (City of Huntsville ​​Council and School Board Districts 2, 3, & 4)

    • These are non-partisan races, and these offices file with the City; Qualifying usually opens in June and closes in July​

 

To Run for State-Wide or Federal Office:​​​

  • Offices Open in 2022​

    • U.S. Senator

    • U.S. Representative

    • Governor

    • Lt. Governor

    • Attorney General

    • Secretary of State

    • State Treasurer

    • State Auditor

    • Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries

    • State Senator (Districts 2, 3, 6, 7)

    • State Representative (CD5)

    • State House (Districts 6, 10, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 53)

    • State Board of Education (Seats 2, 4, 6, and 8)

    • Associate Justice of the Alabama State Supreme Court (Places 5, 6)

    • Public Service Commission (Places 1, 2)

    • State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC) Member (see below)

  • State-wide and Federal qualifying papers and qualifying fees (checks) are due in Montgomery at 5 pm on January 28 at Alabama Democratic Headquarters 501 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
    or PO Box 950, Montgomery, AL 36101.  Certified mail recommended.  www.aldemocrats.org

  • Always check requirements at the Alabama Secretary of State's office http://sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/candidates/candidate-resources

To Run for County-Wide Elected Positions​

  • County-wide office paperwork (forms) and qualifying fees are due at 5 pm January 28, 2022:

    • PO Box 628, Huntsville, AL 35804

    • Hand deliver to 2610 Artie Street office from 2-4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, or by appointment.  To arrange an alternate appointment time to file, please call 256-227-9972.

    • Problems?  Write info@madisoncountydemocrats.com.

  • Individuals interested in running for office may contact the local party at info@madisoncountydemocrats.com or 256-533-1776.

  • Offices Open in 2022

    • Madison County School Board (Districts 4, 5)

    • Circuit Court Judge (Place 7)

    • District Court Judge (Place 2)

    • District Attorney

    • Sheriff

    • Coroner

  • Candidate Qualifying Forms 

To Run for Executive Committee Open Positions (MCDEC or SDEC)

Both positions require only the Declaration of Candidacy (Downloadable Qualifying form) be submitted along with the Qualifying Fee.

You do NOT need to check any of the boxes on this form or to fill out the forms mentioned in the checkbox area. 

Complete the top line and the entire portion below the sections containing the checkboxes.  

This applies to MCDEC and SDEC qualification.

To find your House district (SDEC) or County Commission District, go to www.alabamavotes.gov.  These races - if there are more than one person running in the district in the male or female races in each House District - will be decided at the May 24 Primary Election.

State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC)

  • Fee:  $50.

  • Deliver to the Alabama Democratic Party by 5:00 pm Friday, January 28

  • The Alabama Democratic Party 2022 Candidate Qualifying page has information on running for the SDEC.  See especially the link to qualify online as a candidate for the SDEC.

Madison County Democratic Executive Committee (MCDEC)

  • Fee:  $25.

  • DO NOT send your form to the Montgomery address on the form for this office

  • Deliver to the Madison County Democratic Party by 5:00 pm Friday, January 28 OR...

 

Members of both the SDEC and MCDEC are duly elected officers of the Democratic party, and will appear on the ballot only if more individuals qualify to run than positions available.  Each of these positions requires completion of the Declaration of Candidacy Form as well as submission of a qualifying fee, due by January 28 at 5:00 pm.  Both MCDEC and SDEC positions are obligated in service to the parties they represent.

The responsibilities of the Madison County Democratic Executive Committee (MCDEC) and its elected members are to help build the Democratic Party within Madison County; register new voters; assist Democratic candidates at the local, state, and national level; and work to Get Out the Vote (GOTV) to elect Democrats. We work from a long-range plan to recruit, train, and support qualified Democratic candidates and volunteers at all levels. 

 

Additional Elections Related Information

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Note (1):  

Qualifying fees are based on 2% of the base salary for each office. The
following calculations are estimates and should be confirmed with the Alabama Secretary of State’s office.
www.AlabamaVotes.gov, 334-242-7200
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

Sheriff:  $2,440
Public Service Commission (Places 1, 2):  $1,989.77

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