By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley released a statement to tell anybody interested that it is decision time on getting qualified for any office in the 2016 elections
The General election may be a year away, but the Alabama Primaries are March 1 this year so that Alabama can have more of an impact on the Presidential nominees from both major political parties. That means qualifying deadlines had to be moved up so the Secretary of State’s office can print the primary ballots and get them to our troops overseas and returned in time for them to count
Chair Worley said that the Alabama Democratic Party and all affiliated county parties will close qualifying to run for office on Friday, November 6, 2015, at 5:00 P.M. In order to run for federal, state or county office, as well as a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in the March 1, 2016, Primary Election, one must have his/her qualifying forms and the established fee at the Party Office by 5:00 P.M. this Friday, November 6. This is also the deadline for the Alabama Republican Party.
For persons interested in running as a Democrat the forms and information can be obtained from the Alabama Democratic Party’s website, aldemocrats.org. In addition, forms can be obtained from any county chairperson or by calling the state headquarters at (334) 262-2221.
Nancy Worley, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party said, “Numerous Democrats throughout Alabama have already qualified to run, but we want every interested Democrat to submit his or her paperwork and be aware of the November 6, 2015, deadline rapidly approaching.”
Worley said that all three Democratic Presidential candidates are expected to qualify in Alabama by filing their petitions, qualifying papers and fees by Friday.
Worley said that, “A diverse slate of pledged and uncommitted delegates will be running in each Congressional District to represent these Presidential candidates at the Democratic Convention.”
In addition to the Presidential candidates, Congressional, statewide, judicial, State Board of Education, and various county offices will be on the ballot in 2016. County candidates can qualify with county party officials by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, November 6. For a list of County Democratic Chairs, see the Party website www.aldemocrats.org or call the Alabama Democratic Party.
To run as a Republican go to the Alabama Republican Party website; algop.org or contact Reed Phillips at 205.212.5900 or [email protected]
Offices on the Alabama ballot in the 2016 elections include: President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, President of the Alabama Public Service Commission, state board of education, State Supreme Court Justice, plus numerous county level offices. Contact your County Republican or Democratic Party Chairman for the offices that are available in your county. If you want to be a delegate to either political party’s convention you need to get all of the forms and fees filed by Friday.