Political Profile for Alabama

Legislative Session

The state legislature convenes annually. Sessions are limited to 105 calendar days.

Limits to Campaign Contributions

In general, there are no limits to campaign contributions in Alabama.

Additional information on Alabama campaign finance regulations may be found here.

Filing Deadlines

Candidates are required to file detailed reports on their campaign donations and expenditures. Transparency USA provides accurate, searchable data within a month of its availability. 

See Alabama’s campaign finance report deadlines here.

Additional reports may be required by Alabama filers. If a report is skipped (often because its deadline is close to another), the data from that report is captured in the next update.

Alabama Statewide Officeholders

Alabama statewide office holders (such as the governor and attorney general) serve four-year terms and are up for reelection in non-presidential election years. There are no term limits, as long as no more than two terms are consecutive.

Alabama Legislature

Members of the Alabama House of Representatives serve four-year terms. 

Alabama State Senators also serve four-year terms. These four-year terms run on the same election cycle as the House members, governor, and statewide officers. 

There are no term limits on serving in the Alabama state legislature.

How We Display Arizona Campaign Finance Data

Campaign finance is complex, with reporting practices that vary widely from state to state. As a reporting system — and not a balance sheet — contributions and expenditures do not balance the way we’d expect if it were an accounting system. In most cases, this does not mean that the data is incomplete, but rather, that entities are following Arizona’s unique reporting requirements. 

To help put the numbers in context, we’ve created a state-specific explanation of how we display information reported. Click the link below for a more detailed description of Arizona’s campaign finance data and how their unique system is displayed on TUSA:

Data Explanation for Alabama