Alabama signature requirements

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This page details Alabama signature requirements. In many states, the signatures of registered voters must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures.

Federal offices

U.S. Senate

Partisan candidates must qualify with their respective party. Filing fees are set by each party. Independent candidates must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the votes cast for the office of Governor in the last general election.[1]

Write-in candidates are not required to declare their candidacy, but are subject to campaign finance reporting requirements.[1][2]

U.S. House

Partisan candidates must qualify with their respective party. Filing fees are set by each party. Independent candidates must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the votes cast for the office of Governor in the last general election in the district where the candidate is running.[1]

Write-in candidates are not required to declare their candidacy, but are subject to campaign finance reporting requirements.[1][2]

Filing deadlines

2014

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 U.S. Congress elections

Political party candidates in the 2014 elections had to qualify with their party by February 7, 2014.[3] If running as an independent, a candidate must file petitions by June 3, 2014.[4]

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections

Partisan candidates had to submit their declaration of candidacy to their respective party chair by January 13, 2012.[5] Independent candidates had to file their petitions by March 13, 2012.[6]

State offices

Statewide executive offices

Partisan candidates must qualify with their respective party. Filing fees are set by each party. Independent candidates for State Executive Offices must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the votes for Governor in the last general election in the district.[1]

Write-in candidates are not required to declare their candidacy, but are subject to campaign finance reporting requirements.[1][2]

State legislature

Partisan candidates must qualify with their respective party. Filing fees are set by each party. Independent candidates must submit signatures equal to at least 3% of the votes cast for the office of Governor in the last general election in the district where the candidate is running.[1]

Write-in candidates are not required to declare their candidacy, but are subject to campaign finance reporting requirements.[1][2]

Filing deadlines

2014

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 U.S. Congress elections

Political party candidates in the 2014 elections had to qualify with their party by February 7, 2014.[3] If running as an independent, a candidate must file petitions by June 3, 2014.[4]

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections

Partisan candidates had to submit their declaration of candidacy to their respective party chair by January 13, 2012.[7] Independent candidates had to file their petition by March 13, 2012.[1]

Note: Alabama did not conduct legislative elections in 2012. It conducted elections for some statewide officers.

Ballot measures

Alabama is one of the 24 states that do not have initiative and referendum.

See also

2012

External links

References