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Scottsboro mayoral candidates preparing for runoff election Tuesday

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SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -

The mayoral candidates in Scottsboro are planning a full weekend of campaigning before Tuesday's runoff election.

Both are looking forward to the opportunity to take over for Melton Potter, who is not seeking reelection. It could be a close race, but both candidates feel they're the best person for the job.

Campaign signs remain in Scottsboro as city councilman Brent Miller and local businessman Robin Shelton seek the job at City Hall.

"It's going busy," Miller said. "No time to slow down."

"We continued our door to door campaign efforts trying to hit the areas we didn't get to the first time around," said Shelton.

Both candidates say they want a positive change for Scottsboro.

For Shelton, it's improving infrastructure and safety.

"I feel like our community needs some storm shelters, community storm shelters in outlying areas strategically placed obviously," Shelton said.

For Miller, it's infrastructure and development.

"It's jobs and growth. They want the retail. They want the commercial establishments. They want the industry to come in and have a decent wage," said Miller.

But both candidates are concerned about a low voter turnout.

"I think it's critical that people get back out and let their vote count, their voice  be heard," said Shelton.

"I'm hoping they listen to everything we've been saying on the radio, television, newspaper to try to remind them to just please show up and vote," said Miller.

The election is set for Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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