Alabama State Auditor

Employer / Organization

Alabama

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Dec 03, 2017 - Mar 06, 2018

Description

The Alabama State Auditor is a state executive position in the Alabama government. The auditor is responsible for making a report to the governor of "receipts and disbursement of every character, all claims audited and paid out, and all taxed and revenues collected." The office also tracks all state non-consumable property worth $500 or more and serves on a number of state finance committees. The Alabama Constitution requires the state auditor to make a report to the governor every year "showing the receipts and disbursements of every character, all claims audited and paid out, by items, and all taxes and revenues collected and paid into the treasury, and the sources thereof." Additionally, the auditor performs "post audits of the accounts and records of the Treasurer and ... of the Department of Finance." The auditor also serves as a member on the following state boards: State Board of Adjustment; State Board of Appointments for Board of Registrars; State Board of Compromise; Alabama Education Authority; Penny Trust Fund. In addition, the auditor's office is responsible for tracking all non-consumable state property worth $500 or more and performs an audit of those items every two years. The current salary for the office is $85,248/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Alabama Secretary of State Elections Division office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Alabama has very specific and detailed campaign finance rules, make sure to consult with the Alabama Secretary of State Elections Division in order to abide by all of the candidate campaign finance guidelines and stipulations. 2) Obtain and complete the required filing papers and submit the required filing papers to the Alabama Secretary of State Elections Division office. These filing papers include the Appointment of Principal Campaign Committee Form, a Statement of Economic Interests, signature petitions and other documents. To run as an independent candidates, a stipulated number of signatures must be collected, submitted and verified by the Alabama Secretary of State Elections Division in order to appear on the ballot. 3) Submit the required filing papers no later than the date of the Alabama primary. (The primary is held on the first Tuesday in March, “Super Tuesday”). If you have any questions please contact the Alabama Secretary of State Elections Division office by phone at (334) 242-7210. For more information see: https://www.alabamavotes.gov/downloads/election/2016/ic-info-2016.pdf And the Alabama candidate filing guide: https://www.alabamavotes.gov/downloads/election/fcpa/cfg-14th-edition.pdf *Please Note: to file as a partisan candidate, the filing deadline is much earlier and the details are different. For more information on how to file as a partisan candidate please contact your prefered party county headquarters.