2014 Birmingham neighborhood elections

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The 2014 Birmingham neighborhood elections were held on November 4, 2014 to decide leadership for Birmingham's 99 neighborhoods.

Controversies

The election for the Norwood neighborhood's president was presumed by many to have proceeded without opposition. Incumbent Robert Gilmore, however, failed to submit a petition to waive the election. During the meeting when most expected the incumbents to be certified for another term Mary Jean LeMay garnered eight write-in votes to Gilmore's two votes and won the seat. Subsequently a petition calling for a new election was brought to the Mayor's office, but officials there said that the rules were followed and no action would be taken.

In North Pratt irregularities did result in a new election, which was held on January 13, 2015.

References

  • Bryant, Joseph D. (January 15, 2015) "Denied the right to vote? Nearly 200 Birmingham residents ask mayor for new neighborhood election." The Birmingham News

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