Presidential candidates for the 2020 election may begin soliciting for candidacy on March 3, 2019.
Candidates for major political parties must file a petition with their state political party chairperson no later than November 8, 2019.
The petition must be filed with no less than 500 signatures of qualified Alabama electors. Along with a fee established by the party.
Political parties conducting presidential preference primaries may establish rules for the election - The ALGOP will establish these rules at their 2019 "Summer Meeting"
Alabama is an "open primary" state, which means registered voters may vote in whichever Party Primary they choose.
Alabama's presidential preference primary is on March 3, 2020