Vote

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

Sample Democratic Ballot


Check back here in 2022. The primary ballot won't be published until spring, and the general ballot won't be set until summer.




List of Qualified candidates (MCDEC)*


List of Qualified candidates for membership on the Madison County Executive Committee (MCDEC). Membership on the Executive Committee is limited to proven Democrats who are willing to support the party and our candidartes 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 2022 elections will likely close in early February, 2022. We don't set these dates, but will update our page once the bsllot has been set.




I need to register to vote.


First you need to fill out a voter registration application and receive your voter identification card, visit the Alabama Secretary of State’s Website to find out more. Deadlines for voter registration are usually two full weeks prior to an election. Follow this link for full instructions, and an online form you can register with.




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




What kind of ID do I need to vote?


Check the Secretary of State site here for the most updated info.




Check my voter registration status.


Check your personal info here. Note that if you've moved or changed your name since the last time you voted, you'll need to re-register by completing the voeter registration form again. As an alternative, you may visit www.vote.org and call 1-833-GO-VOTE2 (1-833-468-6832)




Tell me the next election dates and deadlines.


The general election is set for Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Check back here in 2022 for more info on the primary and any needed runoffs.




Which offices are up for election in 2022?


Check out the latest here. Offices up for re-election are listed, but by year they come due.




I need to know where I vote.


Search for your polling place here.




Additional voting information (absentee, sample ballots, etc.).


Click here for more resources. For more information on how to get and cast an absentee ballot, click here.




The Madison County Democrats hold periodic 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 and/or help with voter registration.


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 the form by clicking here.




MCDEC business meetings info.


If you’d like to begin to get to know us and our work, 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 (check no boxes)

State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC)

  • Fee:  $50.

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

Madison County Democratic Executive Committee (MCDEC)

 

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