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Birmingham 2017 municipal election: Mayor, city council and BOE seats contested

Birmingham City Hall

Polls open today at 7 a.m. on Tuesday for the 2017 Birmingham municipal election. All city elected offices are up for grabs.

Twelve candidates are running for Birmingham mayor. All nine seats on both the city council and board of education are being contested.

Click here to view sample ballots. Click here to find your polling location.

Polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Watch a livestream of the results as they come in by clicking here.

Incumbent Mayor William Bell faces Randall Woodfin, Chris Woods, Randy Davis, Fernandez Sims, Patricia Bell, Frank Matthews, Philemon Hill, Trudy Hunter, Lanny Jackson, Carl Jackson and Donald Lomax.

Read more about the mayoral candidates here.

Forty-four candidates are vying for nine seats on the Birmingham City Council. All incumbents are seeking re-election except for District 9 Councilor Marcus Lundy.

In the Birmingham Board of Education races, 31 candidates are vying for nine seats. Five incumbents, Sherman Collins Jr., Randall Woodfin, Lyord Watson, Brian Giattina and April Williams, aren’t seeking re-election.

Collins opted to run for city council, and Woodfin, a former BOE president, is running for mayor.

Among the candidates are long-time Birmingham City Schools employee Larry Contri; Mary Boehm, who recently retired from A+ Education Partnership; and former Birmingham Board of Education president Edward Maddox.

Read more about the BOE candidates here.

To win a seat on Tuesday, candidates must receive 50 percent plus 1 of the votes in their race. For races where there’s no clear majority, the top two candidates will face each other in a run-off. The run-off election is set for Oct. 3.

Newly elected city councilors will take office Oct. 24.

DeMarcus Daniels and X’Zavier McWillie are charged with capital murder in the June 30 shooting death of 20-year-old Antonio Brooks, who was killed with a bullet meant for someone else. (Jefferson County Jail) z

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