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Jefferson, Madison County GOP qualifying begins Jan. 4

Interested candidates have until Jan. 28 to qualify for the Republican primary.

The GOP executive committees of two of Alabama’s most populated counties have set Jan. 4 as the start of the qualifying window for candidates.

Both Jefferson and Madison counties will open qualifying for the Republican primary on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. CST. The qualifying period for both will end on Friday, January 28, 2022, at 5 p.m. CST.

Several Jefferson County elected positions will be on the ballot this year, including all five County Commission seats, Jefferson County s, and several Jefferson County Board of Education positions. Anyone wishing to run for these positions on the Republican primary ballot must qualify with the Jefferson County GOP.

In Madison County, Madison County Schools Superintendent and two Madison County Board of Education seats will be on the ballot. Interested candidates must qualify with the Madison County GOP.

Anyone wishing to run for a position on the Republican executive committee of either county must also qualify with their respective GOP.

Qualifying for Jefferson County will open online at 8:30 a.m. CST on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at For additional information or questions about the qualifying process, contact Jefferson County GOP Treasurer Chris Brown at 205-533-5127.

For additional information about the qualifying process for Madison county positions – including fees – or to schedule an appointment to qualify, contact the Madison County GOP by calling 256-536-0518.

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For qualifying information about all other races on the Alabama Republican Party primary ballot – including Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and Alabama Legislature seats – call ALGOP headquarters at 205-212-5900 or visit their website at

All qualifying forms and fees for either county must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, January 28, 2022. Failure to do so will result in the denying of ballot access.

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