Photo by Jon Anderson
Hoover polling place March 2016
Michael Pepper and his family exit the election polling place at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Hoover, Alabama on March 1, 2016.
Hoover residents return to the polls Tuesday to decide who will win the runoff for Hoover City Council Place 1.
Greystone resident and former Hoover Councilman Trey Lott faces Bluff Park resident Curt Posey for the seat.
Posey was the top vote-getter in the Aug. 23 election, capturing 5,256 votes, or 41.2 percent of the total votes cast, compared to 5,176 votes, or 40.6 percent, for Lott.
Joe Rives, who was appointed to the City Council in February 2015 to replace Lott after Lott temporarily moved out of the city, came in third with 2,321 votes, or 18 percent of the total, and thus did not make the runoff. Rives opted not to endorse either Posey or Lott.
All Hoover City Council seats represent the entire city, which is not divided into districts or wards. That means all registered voters who live in the city limits can vote for Hoover Council Place 1.
Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are 13 polling places in Hoover. Photo ID is required to vote. Anyone with questions can contact the Hoover city clerk’s office at 444-7500.