On Aug. 23, Hoover voters will have the chance to elect their 2016-2020 City Council members and mayor. The Hoover Sun will provide weekly recaps each week leading up to the election, so you can easily keep up with everything you need to know before you vote.
Here’s the latest:
- Joel Smith, the executive general manager for the Hendrick Hoover Auto Mall, pulled out of the race for Hoover City Council Place 4, leaving two other candidates to battle for the seat being vacated by Jack Natter.
- Check out a general preview of the Aug. 23 election, plus candidate bios on all 18 candidates still seeking office.
Other important information:
- Voters must register by Aug. 8 and regular absentee ballots must be applied for by Aug. 18.
- A runoff election, should it be required, will be held Oct. 4. Elected officials will take office Nov. 7.
- bluffparkal.org and the Monte D’Oro Neighborhood Association are co-hosting a municipal candidate forum for all mayoral and City Council candidates on Aug. 9 at Shades Crest Baptist Church. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the questions start at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact Heather Skaggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eileen Lewis at email@example.com.
- The Hoover Sun, Hoover City Schools Foundation and Hoover Rotary Club are sponsoring an election forum featuring mayoral and City Council candidates on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. The event is open to the public. Longtime TV broadcaster Mike Royer is serving as the moderator. Submit suggested questions for candidates on this online form or email suggested questions to Jon Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missed anything? Previous recaps are listed below: