2021 Birmingham elections—who’s running + how to get involved

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Speak with your vote T-shirts by Good People Vote. Photo via Good People Vote’s Facebook

August 24 is election day in Birmingham, and it’s important to stay up-to-date and informed. On Saturday, August 21, join Good People Vote for the Speak For Magic City Block Party in Woodlawn to learn the issues and have your voice heard. Read on for details. 

What is Good People Vote?

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Are you registered to vote? Photo via Good People Vote’s Facebook

Good People Vote is an initiative created by Birminghamiam Tyra Robinson, that aims to change the culture of voting for long-term results.

“The goal is to equip communities with voter information through art-based mediums that can forge a lifelong connection.”

Tyra Robsin, Founder, Good People Vote

What does art have to do with it? Think SchoolHouse Rock but with art instead of jingles. Ha, I knew that would get your attention. 

“Through art, many of us remember the function of a conjunction or the process of a bill that sits on Capitol Hill.”

Tyra Robsin, Founder, Good People Vote

Good People Vote loves celebrating active voters, so on Saturday, August 21, they’ll be hosting their first installment of Speak For Magic City Block Party

During the event, you’ll have the chance to learn about the upcoming election, the roles and responsibilities of elected officials as well as processes. 

Since the event is held in Woodlawn (District 4), there will also be a forum hosted by WBRC FOX 6’s Melanie Posey where you can directly ask district 4 candidates questions you want answers to.

Psst! There will also be live music, raffles, art displays and more.

Check it out at the Woodlawn Municipal Lot at 5526 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35212 from 4-7PM. 

About the 2021 Birmingham elections + who’s running

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No onoe can resist an “I voted”. Photo via Unsplash

Election day in Birmingham takes place on Tuesday, August 24 with voters heading to the polls to elect the city’s next mayor, city councilors and board of education members.

Who’s running? Here’s the list:

Mayor

City Council Candidates

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Have your voice heard. Vote in the 2021 Birmingham elections. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now
  • Carol Clarke
  • Denise Webber-Jenkins
  • Adlai Trone
  • Harry “Travelin’ Shoes” Turner
  • Barbara Files-Kennedy
  • Wanda Wright
  • Celida Soto
  • Lynette Peters

District 1

District 2

District 3 

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7 

District 8

District 9 

Birmingham Board of Education Candidates

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Prepare to vote on August 24 in the 2021 Birmingham elections. Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

  • Walter Wilson (The general election was canceled and this candidate was elected.)

District 8

District 9

What should you do before voting? 

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