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2021 Birmingham City Election Voter Guide

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.

Birmingham 2021 Municipal Candidates
Lists of candidates in each race and their profiles

Bell Wants to Get the City Back on Track After His Four Years Out of Office

Scales Driven to Run After Watching Government in Action

Woodfin Points to “Progress and Rebirth” as Reasons Voters Should Reelect Him Mayor

Chris Woods Wants to Look Out for the City Like a Brother

Four Lower-Profile Candidates on the Ballot in the Mayor’s Race

What to Know Before You Go to the Polls

Sample ballot