How To Run For Office In Alabama

Each state has its own set of rules and regulations that would-be candidates must comply with in order to appear on a ballot for political office. Below you would find some helpful resources, information, and links on running for office in the State of Alabama.
How to run for office in Alabama

There are four ways for a would-be candidate to get their name on a ballot in the State of Alabama. You can join a major political party, a minor political party, run as an independent, or run as a write-in candidate. The following link goes into more detail on the process of becoming a political candidate in the State of Alabama. Learn More

Term Limits In Alabama

Governor – No more than two consecutive terms
Lieutenant Governor – No more than two consecutive terms
Secretary of State – No more than two consecutive terms
Attorney General – No more than two consecutive terms
State Senator – No limit
State Representative – No limit

Filing Deadline: 11/8/2019

For more information contact:

Alabama Secretary of State, Elections Division

Telephone: 334-242-7210

600 Dexter Ave, Suite E-208, Montgomery, Alabama 36130

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