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Voting is underway for the Chattanooga city election. Here's what you need to know today:
Mayor Andy Berke seeks re-election to the seat and faces challenges from architectural consultant Chris Long, former three-time City Councilman David Crockett and Larry Grohn, the city councilman for District 4.
Early in the race, crime and gun violence emerged as recurring hot topics.
CITY COUNCIL RACE
Six out of nine Chattanooga City Council districts will be contested in today's election.
Incumbents Carol Berz and Ken Smith, who represent Districts 6 and 3, respectively, have no challengers. Council newcomer Darrin Ledford runs an uncontested race for District 4, left vacant by Larry Grohn to pursue the Chattanooga mayor's seat. Eighteen contenders vie for the other six seats.
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Pat Benson Jr.
Polls are open 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Anyone with questions or concerns about voting today can call the Hamilton County Election Commission at 423-493-5100.