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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.

Election Day

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.

  • Always check requirements at the Alabama Secretary of State's office

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

  • Individuals interested in running for office may contact the local party at 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  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


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., 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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