Just when you think you are done with voting and elections the clock keeps on spinning and a new election cycle is on the horizon. 2022 could be a very important election year in the battle between Democrats and Republicans for control of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives.

The Alabama election cycle begins in January 6, 2022 when the opening day for qualifying to run for public office in the Democrat and Republican primary.

Qualifying opens on January 6, 2022 and runs through closing day on January 28. Both the Republican and Democrat primary will be held on May 24, 2022.  The general election for 2022 is November 8, 2022. Bibb County Republican Chairman Jerry Pow said that several Bibb County elected offices will be contested in 2022. The spots that will be on the ballot include the following:

District Attorney 4th Judicial Circuit (Current Officeholder Michael Jackson)

Circuit Judge Place 2 (Current Officeholder Don McMillan)

Circuit Judge Place 3 (Current Officeholder Marvin Wiggins)

Sheriff  (Current Officeholder Jody Wade)

County Commissioner Dist. 2 (Current Officeholder Charles Caddell)

County Commissioner Dist. 4 (Current Officeholder James Kelly)

Superintendent of Education (Current Officeholder Duane McGee)

Board of Education Dist. 3 (Current Officeholder Camille Gibson)

Board of Education Dist. 4 (Current Officeholder Billie Dailey)

If you are thinking about running for public office the journey starts with qualifying for a primary. Don’t wait, get ready for qualifying now. Bibb County needs good candidates to serve in these important elected offices.

The Alabama GOP office provided the following information about 2022 elections:
As adopted by the Committee, the Alabama Republican Party will open qualifying for both elected officials and seats on the State Executive Committee on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. CST. Qualifying will close on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 5 p.m. CST.
If you plan on qualifying to run for office and/or re-election to the SEC, you have two options to do so starting January 4th:
PLEASE NOTE: If you are qualifying on-line, the button to start the qualifying process will appear on the respective webpages at 8:30 a.m. CST on January 4th, and will be disabled at 5:00 p.m. on January 28th at 5:00 p.m. CST. If you do not see the button during those times, please try reloading/refreshing your web browser window.
All qualifying paperwork and fees must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, January 28, 2022.  Anyone who files after that time will not be granted ballot access. All qualifying fees are non-refundable.
If you are running for the SEC:
  • The qualifying fee is $50.
  • If you have already qualified and wish to change the SEC seat you are running for, you will have to re-qualify and pay an additional $50 qualifying fee.
  • The candidates who receive the majority of the votes for each SEC seat on Primary Day will be declared the winner.  SEC seats DO NOT go to a run-off election.
As always, if you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to call ALGOP headquarters at 205.212.5900.