2021 Birmingham municipal election

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The 2021 Birmingham municipal election is a municipal election that will be held on August 24, 2021 to fill the positions of Mayor of Birmingham and all nine seats on the Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Board of Education.

It will be the third concurrent ballot for Mayor and City Council after the election cycle for Mayor was changed by state law in 2010. The official qualification period for candidates is between June 25, 2020 and July 10, 2021. Runoff elections, if necessary, will be held on October 5, 2021. The certification / canvassing of election results will occur on August 31, 2021.

Candidates were allowed to begin fundraising one year prior to election day on August 24, 2020.

The 2021 Birmingham municipal election will be the first elections held after the 2020 census-directed redistricting.



City Council

Board of Education


Randall Woodfin announced his re-election campaign for the Mayor's office on August 25, 2020. Steven Hoyt, current District 8 representative, and Darryl Williams, announced their bids for the Mayor’s office during the week of August 24, 2020. Chris Woods announced his candidacy on January 13, 2021, followed by Lashunda Scales on Martin Luther King Jr Day, January 18.


On September 8 the Woodfin campaign announced that they had raised $270,000 in their first week fundraising. Major contributors included Eric Bledsoe, Charles Barkley, Raymond Harbert, and Shipt.


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