The filing deadline to run for elected office in Birmingham, Alabama, is on July 10, 2021. Prospective candidates may file for the following nonpartisan offices:
• All nine seats on the city council
• Nine of the 10 seats on the Birmingham City Schools school board
The general election is scheduled for August 24. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote in the general election, the top two candidates with the most votes will advance to a runoff election on October 5, 2021.
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and the 99th-largest in the U.S. by population.