A media advisory just sent out this afternoon is sure to influence when additional candidates for Birmingham’s City Council elections announce. We’ve uploaded a PDF of the advisory as we received it earlier this afternoon from Mayor Langford’s director of communication, April Odom. The simple version is this year’s city council elections will most likely be held on August 25 instead of October 13. The change is to make sure that the elections are held in accordance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002. If a runoff is necessary in any council district, it would be held on October 6.
So far, Anthony Barnes and Howard Bayless have formally announced their candidacy.