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Vote 2011: the Birmingham mayoral election, again


Go vote, Birmingham. For a mayor. Again.

After William Bell won his runoff a mere 19 months ago to become mayor to succeed the convicted Larry Langford, the city faces another election. In this case, it was to accommodate a new city election cycle, putting mayoral and city council races in the same year to save money on elections.

The winner will have a 2-year term, before facing the next trip to the polls in 2013.

The other candidates are Kamau Afrika, Patricia Bell, T.C. Cannon, Willis H. “Mickey Mouse” Buddy Hendrix and Harry “Traveling Shoes” Turner Jr. All of them — including Bell — have run unsuccessfully for mayor in elections past.

Polls, now open, close at 7 tonight.

To locate your polling place, call (205) 325-5550.

Hop over to Magic City Post
tonight for election results.

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