Election Day is now a city holiday + more exciting developments in Birmingham

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Bessemer’s newest mural at Just InTime Legal Solution by Eddie Fake. Photo via the City of Birmingham’s Facebook

It’s been a busy day for the City of Birmingham. There are a ton of exciting developments, including a new grocery store being introduced to help a food desert, the city’s rideshare program was renewed and Election Day is officially a city holiday. Keep reading to learn more.

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The Bham Now guide to the 2018 midterm elections on November 6, including how to register to vote in Birmingham

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The deadline to register to vote in Alabama is October 22. Here is the link to register! Also, more information about who’s running for governor, along with statewide and local seats up for grabs in Birmingham.

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Birmingham, multiple offices in Jefferson County up for election

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Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale makes an appearance with the Easter Bunny at Children’s of Alabama. Via Children’s of Alabama.

The Easter Bunny is not an elected position, but the sheriff is! Birmingham, it’s qualifying time for our next county and state-wide election on June 5.

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Update: Birmingham, Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate race

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He’s our first Democratic senator in 25 years. Alabama votes for character, choosing policy over party.

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Via The New York Times:

“The fact that Alabama’s voters have sent a Democrat to the Senate for the first time since Howell Heflin retired in 1997 is a stunner …”

Previously:

As the nation looks on (with a collective side-eye), Alabama votes for a new senator today. Today!

Here’s how to find your polling place. Polls are open until 7 p.m., Birmingham.

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UPDATE: Moore clinches GOP Senate nomination in special primary runoff

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UPDATE: Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, beat out Senator Luther Strange, in Alabama’s special primary runoff on Tuesday.

According to WIAT, Moore maintained an early lead, and the Associated Press called the race around 8:40 PM.

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