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:
- Here is a list of announced candidates so far, with links inside to each candidate's announcement. It will be updated periodically.
- Michael Holt announced Thursday night he is switching races. He no longer will seek to unseat Joe Rives in Council Place 1 and instead is running against Jack Natter in Council Place. 4.
- Pick up the July issue of the Hoover Sun for information about which incumbents are running again. This issue also contains information on polling places, how to register to vote and how to register as a candidate.
- Official qualifying dates for mayoral and council candidates are July 5-19.
- Voters must register by Aug. 8 and regular absentee ballots must be applied for by Aug. 18.
- 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. Email Jon Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org with potential questions for candidates.
- A runoff election, should it be required, will be held Oct. 4. Elected officials will take office Nov. 7.
Running for City Council or mayor? Email Jon Anderson at email@example.com by July 19 to be included in our upcoming Election Candidate Guide.
This article was updated at 11:19 a.m. on June 24 to correct the last to day to register to vote in municipal elections as Aug. 8.