Deadlines - yes, but penalties - no
Alabama Political Reporter reports: The Alabama Secretary of State's Office has confirmed that under current State law, that no penalty exists when a political party fails to certify candidates before the statutory deadline, an electoral misstep that has occurred frequently this election cycle on both sides of the aisle.
According to sources including county probate judges and several party officials, certification deadlines for candidates in the November election were missed in at least two counties ? in one county by the GOP only, and in another by both major political parties. -- SOS Says No Penalty Exists for Missed Certification Deadlines