Filing Deadline: 4/2/2010 (Last day for candidate to qualify)
Primary Date: 6/1/2010 (7/13/2010 Primary Runoff Election if required)
Filing Fee: The committee form must be filed within five (5) days of becoming a candidate. For purposes of the FCPA, the law defines
two ways to become a candidate [§17-5-2(b)(1)-(4)]:
1. Reaching a threshold by either raising or spending:
$1,000 for local office (county, municipal)
$5,000 for district or circuit office
$5,000 for Alabama House of Representatives
$10,000 for Alabama Senate
$25,000 for statewide office
2. Qualifying as a candidate with a political party or by filing a
petition as a third party or independent candidate. [§17-5-2(a)(1)]
no filing fee with elections office. must contact Alabama Dem party at 1-800-955-3386 or 334-262-221
Handbook: Minimum Qualifications
2010 Election Information
Candidate Handbook (PDF)
Secretary of State Elections Department: 334.242.4337
1-800-274-8683
334-242-7210
alavoter@vote.alabama.gov
Law: Elections
The committee form must be filed within five (5) days of becoming a candidate. For purposes of the FCPA, the law defines two ways to become a candidate [§17-5-2(b)(1)-(4)]:
1. Reaching a threshold by either raising or spending:
$1,000 for local office (county, municipal)
$5,000 for district or circuit off ce
$5,000 for Alabama House of Representatives
$10,000 for Alabama Senate
$25,000 for statewide office
2. Qualifying as a candidate with a political party or by filing a petition as a third party or independent candidate. [§17-5-2(a)
(1)]
Website: http://www.sos.alabama.gov (link to candidate resources)
Residency: 1 day
Signature/Forms: Every candidate must simultaneously file a STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS form upon filing as a candidate with the appropriate election official. [§36-25-15]
During a campaign cycle, contribution/expenditure reports are filed 50-45 days before and again 10-5 days before the primary; 10-5 days before the primary run-off; and 50-45 days before and 10-5 days before the general election. An annual report covering the previous year is required in January.
Candidates have two committee filings, the APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE form, used to set up the committee, and the STATEMENT OF DISSOLUTION
Once the contribution/expenditure threshold is reached, a candidate is responsible for fi ling the following disclosure reports, itemizing contributions or expenditures of more than $100:

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