Alabamians are headed to the polls yet again on Tuesday for municipal runoffs across the Yellowhammer State.
In central Alabama there are no less than 10 runoffs in races that were too close to call on Aug. 23. Here’s a look at a handful of some of the bigger mayoral races today:
Jack Draper vs. Robert Folsom
Winnowed down from five candidates, Draper or Folsom will ultimately replace outgoing mayor Vaughn Stewart.
Tony Picklesimer vs. Dale Neuendorf
After five consecutive terms, Chelsea’s first mayor, Earl Nivens, is stepping down, leaving the seat open for Picklesimer or Neuendorf to take over.
Ken Wesson vs. Pete Storey
Outgoing mayor James Payne exits from politics, making way for Wesson or Storey.
Edward E. May vs. Johnnie Wyatt
May and Wyatt are going head-to-head for the seat that’s been riddled with problems — from late or delayed payments to city employees, to losing public transportation, to issues with the police department— under outgoing mayor Kenneth Coachman‘s leadership.
Clark “Julio” Davis vs. Mary Sue Morgan
Separated by only 1 percent of the vote in the Aug. 23 municipal elections, the race between Davis and Morgan is expected to be a close one.
Steve Ware vs. Delor Baumann
Another race that was too close to call is August was the Hueytown race between Ware and the incumbent mayor, Baumann. Only 58 votes separated the two.
Greg Tinker vs. David O’Mary
Taking over three-term mayor Sonny Posey‘s position will be Tinker or O’Mary.
Bobby Herndon vs. Donna Aaron
A crowded field of six in August is now down to two. Incumbent Mayor Herndon will face off with Aaron.
James Heigl vs. Bryan Taunton
With sitting Mayor Doug Humphree out of the way thanks to his fourth-place finish on Aug. 23, Heigl and Taunton will face off at the polls Tuesday, and one of them will walk away as the new mayor of Sylacauga.
Anthony Montalto vs. Buddy Choat
With 10-year incumbent Mayor Eugene Melton out of the way, Montalto and Choat are ready to take over the reins in Trussville.