Birmingham city election workers are counting votes cast in today’s municipal elections. At stake are the city’s next mayor, city councilors and board of education members.
With about half of the votes counted in the mayor’s race, Mayor Randall Woodfin had a commanding lead with almost 13,000 votes. Lashunda Scales was second with about 3,800 votes.
Eight candidates in total have been running for the mayor’s seat.
The council races also have drawn a lot of attention. Most of the district races involve four or more candidates, with District 8 topping out with eight candidates. Only District 1 was uncontested. Incumbent Councilor Clinton Woods will return to that seat for another term.
Twenty-one people are running for eight seats on the Birmingham Board of Education. All of the board’s seats were contested except for District 7, where incumbent Walter “Big Walt” Wilson will return for another term.
For more information, visit the BirminghamWatch Voter Guide or follow links below.
Lists of candidates in each race and their profiles