Election season underway in county for 2024

MARION COUNTY — Election season is officially underway as candidates will be gearing up to run for the 2024 elections.
Several positions in the federal, state and county levels will be up for a vote of the people including next year’s major presidential election.
The places up for election at the federal level are U.S. President, Vice President and the U.S. House of Representative.
At the state level, the places up for election are Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, Alabama Supreme Court (places 1, 2, 3 and 4), Court of Criminal Appeals (three seats), Court of Civil Appeals (three seats), Public Service Commission president, State Board of Education (districts 1, 3, 5 and 7), 25th Circuit Court judges and District Court judge.
Finally, in Marion County, places up for vote are circuit clerk, probate judge, superintendent of education, county board of education (seats 4 and 5) and constables.
Qualifying for next year’s election begins on Monday, Oct. 16 and ends on Friday, Nov. 10.
Election day will take place next year on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, with a primary runoff election if needed on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.
The general election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2024.
Marion County politicians can now make their official announcements of candidacy for the 2024 elections.
The Journal Record has set guidelines for free political profiles to be published in its print edition as well as its online e-edition.
Profiles will be offered for the March 5, 2024 primaries, which will feature national, state and local candidates, and for the general election on Nov. 5.
Free profiles will be published on a first-come, first-serve basis. Individuals may begin submitting profiles now.
Profiles will begin to run Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2024. Free profiles must be turned in by candidates who want it run before the primaries no later than Friday, April 29, at 5 p.m. The Journal Record will run one local announcement free-of-charge for candidates, along with a head shot.
This free announcement will run only once and is limited to 350 words. Anyone who wishes to publish a story that runs more than 350 words and/or more than once is welcome to run a paid political display advertisement.
Front page advertisements are available at a set rate. The front page advertisements will be run up to five inches (including the photo and headline) with the story continued inside. The front page announcements will be limited to a first-come, first-serve basis.
All paid political advertisements must be paid in advance and report at the bottom of the ad who has paid for the advertisement, including a complete address and the name of the committee chairman, if applicable.
All profile material is to be turned in typed, not handwritten, and preferably e-mailed when possible to Staff Writer Louis Mellini at Louis@myjrpaper.com.
Documents on CD and USB flash drives brought to the newspaper will be accepted.
High resolution digital photos in JPEG format will be accepted.
Individuals wanting more details about the free profiles may call Mellini at 205-921-3104 or send an email at Louis@myjrpaper.com.

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