In-depth coverage: Birmingham election live blog

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October 02 2021 06:00 pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham’s municipal elections took place today, and CBS 42 is providing in-depth coverage of the races. Updates are below. The most recent updates will appear at the top. Scroll down for older information.

11:05 – CBS 42 has reported the election results in all city council and school board races. Check them out here.

10:11 – Mayor Woodfin has taken the stage at his victory party. He acknowledged his opponents “for a well-fought race.” He said he received a call from former Mayor Bell in which his predecessor conceded and wished him well. Woodfin thanks God, his family, and his supporters. You can read more here.

10:10 – At this time candidates in school board districts 3, 6, and 8 will likely avoid runoffs. Candidates in districts 1, 2, 4, 5, and 9 could still end in runoffs.

10:04 – At this time, candidates in city council districts 2, 5, and 6 will likely avoid a runoff. Races in districts 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 could still lead to runoffs.

9:57 – CBS 42 has reported that Randall Woodfin has won a second term as Birmingham’s mayor.

9:40 – Mayor Woodfin has arrived at his election night party. He just posted the video below on Twitter.

9:35 – Jefferson County Commissioner Lashunda Scales is speaking now. She has not conceded.

9:23 – So far, incumbents in city council races are performing well. Most are on track to avoid runoffs. School board races are much closer.

9:10 – Former Mayor Bell, who was seeking to take the city’s top office once again, has conceded the race to Mayor Woodfin.

7:40 – The first results of the mayoral election are coming in.

7:00 – Polls are closed throughout the city. Secretary of State John Merrill has said that turnout is “moderate to light.”

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