Qualification Dates for 2020 Election:
July 7-21, 2020
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Candidates qualify through the City Clerk’s Office at Decatur City Hall (402 Lee Street NE, Decatur, AL 35601).
Please contact the City Clerk regarding election questions at 256-341-4530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The qualification fee for candidates seeking election is $50.00.
During the qualification period, candidates will file a Statement of Candidacy form with the City Clerk. Candidates also will file a Statement of Economic Interests form with the Alabama Ethics Commission. It is recommended that candidates when filing their Statement of Candidacy with the City Clerk also file their Statement of Economic Interest form with the Ethic Commission. If a candidate has already filed, they need to bring proof of his or her filing. The Statement of Economic Interests form may be completed online at Alabama Ethics Commission. Candidates who already have a current Statement of Economics Interests form on file with the Ethics Commission do not have to file a duplicate statement at qualification. Forms will also be available at the City Clerk’s Office during the qualification period.
Candidates must be a registered voter of the municipality at the time of qualification. City Council candidates must have been a resident of the municipal district they seek to serve for at least 90 days prior to the election. Candidates for the office of Mayor must also have been a resident of the municipality for at least 90 days prior to the election.