There will be a runoff to decide the mayor’s race between Ethel Sprouse and Jimmy Wallace in Cedar Bluff, Alabama.

Meanwhile, Billie C. Burkhalter has been declared the winner in the Town Council race in District 1 while Lenora McWhorter has been declared the winner in District Two.

The election was contested by Wallace, Burkhalter and McWhorter. They claimed 31 absentee ballots were improperly handled by the Town’s Election Manager, Delana Martin. Etowah Circuit Judge William Rhea issued the ruling yesterday.

A hearing pursuant to the ruling has been scheduled for 1:30pm on November the 3rd.