The 2022 mid-term elections are just around the corner. Some of you may consider running for office, while others will be going to the polls to place their vote. Thankfully we live in a free nation where we have the opportunity to elect our leaders. 

The Cullman County Republican Party is a proud sponsor of Cullman Daily and would like you to have the information on the upcoming 2022 election cycle. 

Offices up for election in 2022:

Local for Cullman County – Cullman County Sheriff, Cullman County Coroner, Cullman County District Attorney, District Judge, Place 1, Cullman County Executive Committee (30 seats), Cullman County Commission (District 1,2,3, and 4), Cullman County School Board (Place 2,4,6, and 7), Alabama State Senate (District 4), Alabama House of Representative (District 11,12, and 14). 

Statewide elections – Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Auditor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Agriculture Commissioner, State Board of Education (four seats), Alabama Executive Committee, and Public Service Commissioner (two-seat).

If you intend to run on the Republican ticket, here are some important dates and information. All individuals who intend to run on the Republican ticket should contact the local Republican Party Chairman (Kelly Duke) before registering as a candidate. NOTE: The Republican Party reserves the right to allow or disallow ballot access, and the campaign committee must approve you. (Kelly Duke’s contact 256-339-1402). 

Important Dates:

Qualifications for the 2022 Republican Election cycle begins January 4th and ends January 28th at 5:00 P.M. The Cullman County Probate Office will be open until 5:00 P.M. on the 28th to serve you. 

The Republican Primary will be held on May 24th. In the event of a runoff, the candidates will continue campaigning until June 21st, when the runoff will occur. 

If the Republican Candidate has a Democratic opponent, the Candidate will continue campaigning until the General Election on November 8th. Whether the Republican Candidate has an opponent or not, their name will appear on the General Election ballot, and they must receive votes. 

Registering to vote: If you have not registered to vote, you can do so up to 14 days before the election date. (May 10th, June 7th, or October 25th). To register to vote in the State of Alabama, you must be at least 18 years old, a United States citizen, reside in Alabama, have not been convicted of a disqualifying felony, or have not been legally declared ‘Mentally Incompetent’ by a court.