Voter Information & How to Run for Office

Tell me about the Special Election for US Senator on Dec. 12.  

  • Who is Running?  Former US Attorney Doug Jones, who prosecuted the last two Klansmen in the 16th street bombing that kills four young girls, and Judge Roy Moore, twice removed from the the AL Supreme Court for failure to uphold the law.

  • Who can vote?  Every registered voter.  It does not matter whether you voted in the primary or runoff or not, or which party's.
  • Important dates: Deadline to Register to Vote: November 27, 2017
    Deadline to request Absentee ballot: December 7
    Deadline to postmark or hand-deliver Absentee ballots: December 11

How do I learn more about Democratic Candidates who have qualified to run for office?

I need to register to vote.

Can I register as a Democrat?

  • Alabama does not register by party
  • You must ask for either a Democratic or Republican ballot during Primary elections
  • There are no party specific ballots in the general election; we all use the same ballot
  • There are a lot of reasons to vote in the Democratic Primary if you’re a Democrat
  • Starting immediately, you will not be able to switch party ballots between the Primary and the Runoff

I’m thinking of running for office as a Democrat for a local office or state office.

I don’t know how to find my state legislators or U. S. House or Senate representatives.

What kind of ID do I need to vote?

Check my voter registration status.

Tell me the next election dates and deadlines.

  • Statewide Primary Election: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Primary Runoff Election: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Municipal Elections: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Which offices are up for election in 2018?

I need to know where I vote.

Additional voting information (absentee, sample ballots, etc.).

The Madison County Democrats hold periodic voter registration events. If you’d like to find out when they will be, send us your email for our newsletter.

If you’d like to volunteer to help with voter registration or to devote your time and talents to one of our many other activities, please complete the form at Get Involved.

If you’d like to begin to get to know us and our work, attend our monthly business meetings. They’re held every 2nd Thursday , 6 – 7 pm at our Headquarters, 2835 North Memorial Parkway NW, Huntsville, AL 35810.