If you want to run for office in Alabama’s 2014 elections time is running out to qualify.
Qualifying for major party candidates will end two months early on February 7th.
Qualifying is normally open through April 4th.
The state's chief election official says he reached a deal with the u-s department of justice to change the deadline.
It's to ensure the state's military members living overseas get their absentee ballots in time to return them to be counted.