Voters across Alabama went to the polls Tuesday to select new mayors and council members. In the seven-county Birmingham metro area, 85 cities held elections, potentially changing the face of local government when new officials take office Nov. 7.
Polls closed at 7 p.m. Results in select cities will be posted on BirminghamWatch as they become available.
Voters will go to the polls Aug. 23 to select mayors and council members to govern cities and towns across Alabama.
In the seven-county Birmingham metro area, 85 cities are holding elections, potentially changing the face of local governments when the new officials take office Nov. 7.
About 50 mayor’s offices are contested in the area, with about 128 men and women lining up to try to take those jobs. Voters will be choosing from among more than 400 candidates to fill more than 165 contested council seats in the metro area.
Voters have until Aug. 18 to apply for a regular absentee ballot and until Aug. 22 to apply for an emergency absentee ballot. For information about the elections and polling places, contact the city clerk in your city or town. Runoff elections, if needed will be held Oct. 4.
Several cities have seats for which no one applied to run. In those cases, people will be appointed to serve after the new council members take office. When only one person applied to run, those candidates have or will be declared the winner, and their names will not appear on the official ballot on election day.
For a list of candidates in your city, see links below: