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On Tuesday, Birmingham voters head to the polls in a city-wide election runoff. Mayor, city council and school board seats are up for grabs.
Incumbent William Bell and former Birmingham School Board President Randall Woodfin will face each other in the race for Birmingham’s next mayor.
Who else is running besides the mayoral candidates? Check out our voting guide to Birmingham’s municipal runoff election on October 3 for information on who’s running, who’s endorsing and more.
Endorsements For Mayor
The following people and groups have made formal endorsements:
According to WBHM:
“The Board of Directors for Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1, which represents about 1,200 members, endorsed incumbent Mayor William Bell, said Heath Boackle, FOP President.
“In a separate move, about 46 members of the FOP met with 30 members voting to endorse Randall Woodfin, Boackle said.”
During a recent press conference at the Pratt City Library, former Birmingham mayors Richard Arrington and Bernard Kincaid endorsed Bell.
“Mayor Bell deserves credit,” Arrington said at the press conference. “He’s created the type of city that people want to live in, that people want to come back in to.”
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell has also publicly endorsed Bell for mayor.
Endorsements for Woodfin include:
- Grassroots Coalition
- Birmingham Professional Firefighters Association
- Birmingham Local Chapter of National Letter Carriers Association
- Our Revolution
- Former Mayoral Candidate Chris Woods
On The Runoff Ballot
In addition to the mayoral candidates on Tuesday’s ballot, more seats are up for grabs. Both city council and school board candidates will also face off. If you live in District 5 or District 9, you’ll vote again in the runoff for city council. If you live in Districts 1, 4, 5, 7 or 8, you’ll get to vote in the runoffs for the school board.
City Council Runoffs:
City Council President Johnathan Austin is headed to a runoff with Darrell O’Quinn in District 5. O’Quinn serves as the president of the Birmingham Citizens’ Advisory Board.
Roderick Royal, a former City Council president, and John Hilliard, a former state representative, will head to a runoff for the District 9 seat on the City Council. Incumbent Marcus Lundy didn’t run for re-election.
School Board Candidate Runoffs:
Cedric Small and Douglas Ragland in District 1
Edward Maddox and Daagye Hendricks in District 4
Michael Millsap and David McKinney in District 5
Patricia McAdory and Walter Wilson in District 7
Sonja Smith and Patricia Henderson in District 8
In addition, you can check out school board result numbers, via this link from WVTM.
Need to know your district?
The most accurate way to find your address and district is via this link to the City of Birmingham’s online mapping website.
- Read the disclaimer and launch the map.
- On the right-hand side of the web page, you will see an option for Map Layers. Click on the folder labeled Political Boundaries. Check the box labeled City Council Districts.
- At the top of the web page, you will see an option labeled Find. Use the arrow to click on Address.
- Enter your address and zip code. Use “S” for South, etc. Hit Search For Address.
- Your address will show up on the map in your district.
For the Birmingham municipal elections, here is the most recent list of polling places categorized by district. Polls will open at 7 AM on October 3 and close at 7 PM.