Candidates for Anniston’s ward-based city council and school board seats will speak at a forum sponsored by the Anniston Star on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Anniston High School’s auditorium.
On Aug. 25, Ranburne residents will choose from Samantha Smith, a current councilwoman, and ex-city councilman Rodney Brown, for the mayor’s seat.
UPDATED 5:36 p.m. — Anniston’s City Council announced shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday that the council will hold a special called meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. to consider a possible additional polling location for Ward 1.
Sixteen candidates have sought Anniston’s highest elected position in the last eight years. No other city in Calhoun County can touch that level of aspiring participation.
Jacksonville City Council President Sandra Sudduth has decided to not run for re-election, a move which will end her 30 years in office in the seat once held by her father.
Cities across Alabama are in for a busy few weeks of campaigning, after municipal election qualifying closed Tuesday with dozens of candidates in the running.
Alabama officials are looking at last week's primary runoff for insights on how to safely run polling sites amid predicted larger voter turnout in what is likely to still be a health emergency.
Police charged an Ashland man Tuesday after he allegedly threatened to start shooting in an Oxford polling place during that day’s state primary runoff election.
Political newcomer Roger Hill, 67, won the Cleburne County Commission District 4 Republican runoff election Tuesday, beating Rex Nolen by 71 votes.
Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville defeated veteran Alabama politician Jeff Sessions in a runoff Tuesday for the Republican nomination for Sessions' former seat in the U.S. Senate, according to projections by The Associated Press and other news organizations.
Voters across Alabama will head to the polls Tuesday to decide who will represent Republicans in the race for U.S. Senate, but many would-be voters have already made their choice.
Turnout in next week’s primary runoff election is expected to be lower than the March 3 primary, but more Alabamians have already submitted absentee ballots for the Tuesday contests than did in March.