Huntsville City Council school board runoff is Tuesday, with candidates urging voters to run

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Two runoff elections are scheduled for the city of Huntsville on Tuesday, September 20.

The second round of Huntsville City School Board District 3 features Andrea Alvarez against Angela McClure. Holder Elisa Ferrell finished third in the second round.

The Huntsville District 2 City Council race pits David Little against Bill Yell.

The District 3 school board primarily covers southern Huntsville. Huntsville City Council District 2 covers a large area from Chapman Mountain to Hampton Cove and has a population of 43,197.

The participation rate in the municipal elections of August 23 was only 11.5%. There are 97,600 registered voters in Huntsville, but only 11,263 people cast their ballots that day.

News 19 asked candidates for the District 2 City Council seat why it’s important to vote in municipal elections.

“That’s the closest you’ll get,” candidate Bill Yell said. the essential services that are offered by the city.

“You have to make sure your chosen one takes care of these things. That you can contact them and talk to them if you have a problem. It is therefore very important that people vote in a municipal election so that they can have contact with someone who will do something for them when they need it.

Council candidate David Little said the establishment of representative government dates back to the founding of the United States.

“I think the big things that are happening across our country are happening at the local level,” Little said. “I mean, where can you see your mayor or your council representatives at breakfast, in the park or walking down the street? You can actually have conversations with them and have access to them. They are easily accessible.

“That’s one of my attractions for the local office is that we can get things done. But unfortunately, the participation is just derisory. And, I think one of the main reasons our country was founded was to give the people a voice, to vote.

There is also some time left to pick up and deliver a mail-in ballot. The deadline to pick up an absentee ballot before the end of the day on September 15. It must be delivered by hand by September 19 and mail-in ballots must arrive by noon on Election Day, September 20.

Polling stations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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