Section 820-2-4-.05 - Petition Requirements (Alabama Administrative Code)

§ 820-2-4-.05. Petition Requirements

(1) Petitions for the establishment of independent candidacy shall include at the top of each page of said petition pagination and a statement that includes the name of the prospective independent candidate, the type of election for which ballot access is sought (e.g., general or special), the date of the general election for which ballot access is sought, the name of the political subdivision for which ballot access is sought, including district or place number, if applicable, and the name of the office sought, including district or place number, if applicable Petitions for the establishment of independent candidacy in a special election shall not be required to include the date of the special election at the top of each page.

(2) Petitions for the establishment of ballot access for a political party shall include at the top of each page of said petition pagination and a statement that includes the name of the political party seeking ballot access, the type of election for which ballot access is sought (e.g., general or special), the date of the general election for which ballot access is sought, and the name of the political subdivision for which ballot access is sought or the name of the office for which ballot access is sought, including district or place number, if applicable. Petitions for the establishment of ballot access for a political party in a special election shall not be required to include the date of the special election at the top of each page.

(3) An election petition shall request the following information for each person signing said petition: name, residential address, date of birth, and signature. A signature shall not be deemed invalid for lacking any portion of the requested information if the disclosed information is sufficient for determining the validity of a signature.

(New Rule: Filed January 10, 2001; effective February 14, 2001. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIII, Issue No. 04, January 30, 2015, eff. February 12, 2015. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIII, Issue No. 04, January 30, 2015, eff. November 23, 2018. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 01, October 31, 2018, eff. November 23, 2018.)

Formerly Rule 820-X-11-.05, as per certification Filed January 10, 2001; effective February 14, 2001.

Authors: Edward P. Packard, David Brewer, Brent Beal, Clay Helms, Hugh Evans, Charles E. Grainger, Jr.

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 17-6-22, 17-9-3; Attorney General Opinion Nos. 90-00223 and 99-00099.

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