Candidate qualifications for Alabama Republicans in the 2024 election cycle will begin in October as the state gears up for several pivotal races.

Qualifying will open on Monday, Oct. 16, at 8:30 a.m. Those interested in running for office as a Republican or serving as a delegate at the Republican National Convention can file a declaration of candidacy in person at the Alabama GOP (ALGOP) Headquarters or online.

In line with Alabama law, qualifying will close on Friday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m., 116 days before the primary election.

Besides the hotly debated presidential race, Alabamians will be able to vote on all U.S. House seats and several prominent state positions, including on the Alabama Supreme Court, Public Service Commission President, some seats on the Alabama State School Board, Courts of Criminal and Civil Appeals, Circuit Courts, District Courts, and all Circuit Clerk positions.

"The Alabama Republican Party is excited about the upcoming 2024 election cycle and working with all our candidates during the qualifying process," said ALGOP Chairman John Wahl. "This is going to be an important election year with a lot at stake on both the national and local level. The Republican Party is proud to stand for the timeless principles of freedom and limited government that made our nation great, and we look forward to helping all of our candidates as they stand for these conservative values in 2024."

He continued, "We also have our eyes on the national level as the presidential race heats up. As a Super Tuesday state, our goal is to see Alabama play a key role in choosing the party's nominee, and to highlight the state of Alabama during this process. We've seen this with recent visits from America's leading conservatives, and we plan to continue this effort as we get closer to the primary election. Running for office is a calling, and one which requires sacrifice and dedication. I want to thank each candidate that steps forward to run for office. I have such respect for anyone willing to put themselves out there in hopes of making a difference for the people of Alabama. I want each of them to know they have a friend in the ALGOP."

Alabama's congressional seats remain uncertain as the state appeals a recent federal court decision to reject the legislature's congressional map. Depending on movement in the courts, the state could face incumbent congressmen against one another.

Some Alabama lawmakers and politicos have formally endorsed Donald Trump in the presidential race. However, the former president's ongoing legal battles cast a dubious shadow over his chances in a GOP primary.

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