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Vote 2017: Birmingham municipal election results

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Vote 2017Happy Election Day again after only 8 days. Results from today’s races in Birmingham …

Voter turnout was 27 percent, compared to 21 percent in 2013, 15 percent in 2011*, 26 percent in 2009* and 45 percent in 2007.

*Special mayoral elections.

  • I = incumbent
  • Winner in red | runoff opponents in green

Runoffs take place Oct. 3.

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Vote 2017: Only 81 vying for Birmingham’s 19 slots

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Give Us the Vote

Photo: Adam Jones (CC)

Polls are open till 7 tonight as citizens elect a mayor, a city council and a board of education.

Vote 2017Q: Where do I vote?

A: Call the city clerk’s office at (205) 254-2290.

Or Search Your Polling Place on AlabamaVotes.gov. This PDF list has the all the polling locations.

Note: District boundaries changed in 2011; check for your correct district on this PDF map.

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Remember, if you have problems at your polling place:

  • Notify a poll worker immediately.
  • Call the state attorney general at 1-800-831-8814 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday or fill out this online form.
  • Call the secretary of state at 1-800-274-VOTE (8683) or visit her site, StopVoterFraudNow.com.
  • And tell the probate court for Jefferson County (205-325-5203).
  • E-mail us at Vote2017[at]wadeonbirmingham.com.

Q: What can I expect to see on the ballots?

A: Check out this sample ballot along with the list of all candidates.

You’re voting for Birmingham mayor, and for your district, a city council representative and a board of education member.

If needed, runoffs take place Oct. 3.

Are you voting today? Tell us in the comments.

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Vote 2017: Birmingham election free-for-all

Monday, August 21st, 2017

On Tuesday, Birmingham voters return to the polls for a second time in a week. Up for grabs are the mayor, the city council and board of education.

Vote 2013Elsewhere, Mobile will vote in its municipal elections, and Lincoln will decide on Sunday alcohol sales.

The candidates:

Mayor:

  • Patricia Bell
  • William Bell (I)
  • Randy Davis
  • Ervin Philemon Hill II
  • Trudy Hunter
  • Carl “Jr.” Jackson
  • Lanny E. Jackson
  • Donald T. Lomax
  • Frank Matthews
  • Fernandez “Brother Sims” Sims
  • Randall Woodfin
  • Chris Woods

For city council (by district):

  • 1: Sherman Collins Jr., Lashunda Scales (I).
  • 2: Lawrence Conaway, Kimberly Jeanty, Stephen Murphy, Kim Rafferty (I), Deanna Reed, Jordan Thompson, Hunter Williams, Tyrone Williams
  • 3: Valerie Abbott (I), Rowan Henderson, Ryan Jones.
  • 4: Mary Jean LaMay, William Parker (I), Qunelius Pettway, Sergio Williams.
  • 5: Johnathan Austin (I), Dorothea Crosby, Chris Davis, Darrell O’Quinn, Erica Robbins, Jeremy Schatz, Robert Walker.
  • 6: Keith Mims, Sheila Tyson (I), Keith Williams.
  • 7: Titus Battle, Hosea Lewis, Lonnie Malone, Jay Roberson Jr. (I), Jeffery Rowser.
  • 8: Steven Hoyt (I), Lynette Peters, Gerri Robinson, Adlai Trone.
  • 9: Angene Coleman, Eric Hall, John Hilliard, Wendell Major, Roderick Royal, David Russell, Reginald Swanson, James Williams Jr.

For board of education (by district):

  • 1: Bennie M. Holmes, Douglas Lee Ragland, Keith Rice, Cedric Small, Jerry Tate.
  • 2: Brandon McCray, Terri Michal.
  • 3: Mary Drennen Boehm, Larry J. Contri.
  • 4: Amber Courtney, Daagye Hendricks (I), Edward Maddox.
  • 5: Buford L. Burks, Eloise Manning Crenshaw, Martha McDowell, David T. McKinney, Michael “Mickey” Millsap, Andrea D. Mitchell, Aaisha Muhammad, Angela Scoggins-Watson.
  • 6: Cheri Gardner (I), Ervin Philemon Hill.
  • 7: Wardine Alexander (I), Patricia Spigner McAdory, Walter “Big Walt” Wilson.
  • 8: Patricia Bozeman-Henderson, D. Tyrone Silmon, Sonja Q. Smith, Antwon Womack.
  • 9: Sandra Brown (I), Lawrence Jackson.

I = incumbent

The Birmingham municipal election takes place Tuesday. Runoffs take place Oct. 3.

Sample ballot for 2017 Birmingham municipal election
(download PDF ballot)

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The Birmingham channel: Parks and recreation

Monday, August 21st, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Autism Society of Alabama executive director Melanie Jones welcomes guests to Saturday’s 20th annual Autism Shines Gala at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook. From Zeekee.

Drone footage of Birmingham Boulders in the Oxmoor neighborhood. From Vertical Solutions.

Testimonial by Netta R. Jones for downtown law firm Morris Bart (our vertical video of the week). From Morris Bart LLC.

Checking out the engine at night. From Deric McGuffie.

Twelve hours of footage of the First U.S. Bank building on U.S. 280 near Whole Foods. From Graham and Company.

Rock band Interstellar Boys performs “Roam” in July at WorkPlay in Lakeview (our other vertical video of the week). From Gram Noden.

We Buy Houses talks with a seller (our other other vertical video of the week). From Jason LeSueur.

Patient Lee Wilkerson discusses receiving the O-shot, a k a the orgasm shot, at Vitalogy Wellness Center in Homewood. From Vitalogy Wellness Center.

Trains in Bessemer. From Birmingham Rail Productions.

Trains in Irondale. From Carson Bean.

Birmingham barbershop quartet Silver Lining performs the National Anthem in July at Regions Field (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Dennis R. Jones.

At the 22nd annual Back to School RESPECT Rally in July at Kelly Ingram Park. From the Vault.

Exploring Kelly Ingram Park downtown. From SquirmyFeet Explores.

UAB senior player Shaq Jones on the team’s special bond with the community. From SB Nation Radio Brian Schaible.

Talking with UAB football coach Bill Clark. From SB Nation Radio Brian Schaible.

A look at the Birmingham Alive Family Fun Day in July at Legion Field. From Arkadia Films.

Atlanta rock band Pylon Reenactment Society performs “Beep” in July at Saturn in Avondale. From Christopher Hill.

Atlanta singer Puddles Pity Party, a k a Mike Geier, performs in July at Iron City on Southside (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Hollie McDonald.

The Male Chorus performs “Fix It Jesus” in July at Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Smithfield. From Be Encouraged.

Gabriel’s Horns Ensemble performs “Jesus Is Love” in July at Ephesus. From Be Encouraged.

The Young Adult Choir performs “Don’t Cry” in July at Ephesus. From Be Encouraged.

Riding the train around the Birmingham Zoo. From Jaguar TV Guatemala Santa Eulalia.

Promo for the Ronald McDonald House of Alabama $5,000 fund-raiser for a new playground. From Planet Fundraiser.

Miami rapper Nino Brown on Westside droppin’ knowledge (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Nino Brown.

Pinson ministry Extended Hands Alliance holds a morning church service in July at Linn Park downtown (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Angetodac.

StartupBus visits Innovation Depot downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Candidates Michael “Mickey” Millsap and Angela Scoggins-Watson participate in July’s District 5 school board debate at First United Methodist Church downtown. From Birmingham Alabama.

Hanging out in Birmingham, visiting Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Railroad Park downtown and Dreamland Bar-B-Que on Southside. From Peter Khamphouvong.

Drone footage of sunset downtown. From BM Media.

Waiting on the Amtrak at the downtown train station. From Amtrak Fan219.

Nashville country band Farewell Angelina performs “Radioactive” in June at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Farewell Angelina.

Highlight reel from the 2016 youth football season. From Yung Playa Entertainment.

Birmingham’s Keon Barnum smacks an RBI single against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos earlier this month at Regions Field. From Minor League Baseball.

What Anna loves about Birmingham. From Anna Gleason.

Special 360-degree views of Vulcan Park, Regions Field, Sloss Furnaces, Kelly Ingram Park and the Pizitz Food Hall. From Southern Living.

A look at the Kids and Jobs program by the Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services and nonprofit organization Navigate Affordable Housing Partners. From Navigate Affordable Housing Partners.

Temple vs. Alabama in 1991 at Legion Field. From Alabama Historian.

Memphis rappers Young Dolph and Key Glock in Birmingham (our final vertical video of the week). From I Got the Dirt.

Montgomery rapper Trick Elmoe performs at Side Effects in Smithfield. From TrillionGangTV.

A recent episode of “Black America” titled “The Conscience of America: Birmingham’s Fight for Civil Rights,” with host Carol Jenkins, niece of Birmingham business leader A.G. Gaston. From Cunytv75.

Drone footage of Southside and the Birmingham area. From Seacrest_FPV.

Promo for the Live2Lead conference in October at Regions Field. From Richard Mobley | Seven Four.

Driving in Pelham on U.S. 31 south. From los Reyes De la Rima Spdr.

Highlights from July’s Motion X church student conference at Legacy Arena downtown. From Jayme Robinson.

Texas Travelers pitcher Elizabeth Schaefer hits a walk-off double against the Birmingham Thunderbolts to move Texas into the semi-finals of the 2017 USA Softball National Championships in July in Dallas. From Texas Travelers Softball.

Gospel quartet the Pilgrim Jubilees perform “Rich Man, Poor Man” at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Coy Cuff.

A quick look at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. From Quikthinking Software.

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Vote 2017: Alabama special primary election results

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Election results from today’s special primary for U.S. Senate in Alabama …

Vote 2017More election coverage in our Vote 2017 special report.

(Updating throughout the evening.)

If needed, the runoff takes place Sept. 26.

Voter turnout statewide was 18 percent; in Jefferson County, 17 percent; in Shelby County, 21 percent. Compare that to the March 2016 primary — the most recent one with a Senate race — to 41 percent statewide, 43 percent in Jefferson County and 50 percent in Shelby County.

Results for Jefferson County and Shelby County.

Democrats

Winner in red | Runoff candidates in blue

Republicans

Winner in red | Runoff candidates in blue

*Dropped out.

Tweets

This just in on Twitter …

Facebook

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Vote 2017: Who will succeed Sen. Sessions?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Voter registration - Alabama Theatre

Photo: Shannon McGee (CC)

President Trump picked Jeff Sessions to lead the Department of Justice earlier this year. Then-Gov. Bentley picked Alabama attorney general Luther Strange to fill his Senate seat until someone called a special election.

Vote 2017We dumped Bentley, and successor Gov. Kay Ivey put this election on the calendar.

Which leads us to today’s special primary.

A mere 16 men and one woman vie for the party nominations. This will be the first primary in which no party crossover voting is allowed between the primary and possible runoff on Sept. 26.

The polls are open: Voting takes place till 7 p.m. for this one race.

Q: Where do I vote?

A: Call Jefferson County: (205) 325-5550, Jefferson County (Bessemer only): (205) 481-4105, Shelby County: (205) 669-3913.

Or Search Your Polling Place on AlabamaVotes.gov.

Wade on Birmingham:
election results tonight

Remember, if you have problems at your polling place:

  • Notify a poll worker immediately.
  • Call the state attorney general at 1-800-831-8814 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday or fill out this online form.
  • Call the secretary of state at 1-800-274-VOTE (8683) or visit StopVoterFraudNow.com.
  • And tell the probate court for Jefferson County (205-325-5203) or Shelby County (205-669-3713).
  • E-mail us at Vote2017[at]wadeonbirmingham.com.

Q: What can I expect to see on the ballots?

A: Here they are …

Democrat Republican
2017 Democrat senator sample ballot 2017 Republican senator sample ballot

Note: Dom Gentile and Brian McGee dropped out of the race after ballots had been printed.

Let us know where and when you voted, and how many votes were cast before yours.

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