The City of Prattville Municipal Election for Mayor and seven City Council Districts will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2020, and a Run-Off Election, if necessary, will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2020. 

The qualification period for candidates will begin on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and end on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Candidates qualify through the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 101 West Main Street, Prattville, Alabama. 

The qualification fee for candidates seeking election as Mayor is $50.00. The qualification fee for candidates seeking election as a City Council member is $25.00.  

During the qualification period, candidates pay their qualification fee in the Finance Department and file their Statement of Candidacy form with the City Clerk. 

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 have been a resident of the municipality for at least 90 days prior to the election. 

The Alabama Ethics Law requires candidates to file a Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) Form with the Ethics Commission not more than five days after qualification. Failure to file the SEI form as required could result in the candidate’s name being removed from the ballot. Candidates who already have a current Statement of Economics Interests form on file with the Ethics Commission are not required to file a duplicate statement at qualification. The Statement of Economic Interests form may be completed online at www.ethics.alabama.gov

The Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) sets out rules for how and when candidates can raise and spend money. The law also specifies how campaign finance activities are reported. It is the candidate’s responsibility to comply with the FCPA. 

The Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) defines a candidate as one who has:

            1) Qualified as a candidate during the qualification period (Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and end on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.); or

            2) Received contributions or made expenditures for an election campaign in excess of $1,000.00.

The FCPA requires all candidates who receive contributions or make expenditures of $1,000 or more to report his or her contributions or expenditures. Within five days after a candidate either (1) qualifies for the election or 2) meets the $1,000 threshold amount, he or she must file an Appointment of Principal Campaign form and begin to file monthly and/or weekly FCPA Campaign Finance Reports with the Autauga County Probate Judge. If a candidate serves as his or her own principal campaign committee, he or she is also required to designate a Committee Dissolution Designee. Candidates are required to establish a separate bank account for their Principal Campaign Committee. For districts located in both Autauga County and Elmore County, FCPA reports are required to be filed only with the Autauga County Probate Judge. 

FCPA Deadlines

The newly elected administration will assume office on Monday, November 2, 2020. 

Additional information regarding the Statement of Economic Interests form is available at www.ethics.alabama.gov or contact the Alabama Ethics Commission at 334-242-2997.  

Additional FCPA information – including FCPA campaign advertising guidelines, reporting forms, and the FCPA Candidate Filing Guide - is available at www.sos.alabama.gov or contact the Secretary of State’s Office/Election Division at 334-242-7210 or 1-800-274-8683.  

Voter registration information is available at www.alabamavotes.gov or contact the county Board of Registrars at: 

Autauga County Board of Registrars - 334-358-6740 

Elmore County Board of Registrars - 334-567-1150 or 334-567-1197

            

For additional information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (334) 595-0120 or 



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