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Ellen Morrissey

Nine candidates filed to appear on Alabama’s Republican presidential primary ballot

The filing deadline for the Alabama Republican presidential primary passed on Nov. 10, 2023. Nine candidates qualified to appear on the March 5, 2024, ballot. In order to qualify, candidates had to submit a petition with either 500 signatures from across the state or 50 signatures from each of Alabama’s seven congressional districts and pay a $20,000 filing fee to the state party.

The following candidates qualified:

  • Ryan Binkley
  • North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum
  • Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
  • Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
  • Vivek Ramaswamy 
  • U.S. Senator from South Carolina Tim Scott 
  • David Stuckenberg
  • Former President Donald Trump 

This is the fourth Republican presidential filing deadline that has passed, following deadlines in Nevada, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Binkley, Burgum, Christie, DeSantis, Ramaswamy, and Trump are the only candidates who have qualified to participate in all four nominating contests. See the chart below for an overview of the number of candidates who have filed in each Republican presidential primary contest.

The next Republican presidential primary filing deadline will take place on November 14, 2023, in Arkansas.

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