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Voting is underway for the Chattanooga city election. Here's what you need to know today:

MAYORAL RACE

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.

The candidates

District 1: 

Chip Henderson 

Susan Miller

Jay Nevans

District 2:

Mickey McCamish

Jerry Mitchell

District 3:

Ken Smith

District 4:

Darrin Ledford

District 5:

Jeffrey Evans

Russell Gilbert

Cynthia Stanley-Cash

District 6:

Carol Berz

District 7:

Chris Anderson

Erskine Oglesby

Manny Rico

District 8:

Anthony Byrd

Moses Freemen

thomas p. kunesh

District 9:

Pat Benson Jr.

Demetrus Coonrod

Yusuf Hakeem

John Kerns

VOTING HOURS

Polls are open 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

VOTING CONCERNS

Anyone with questions or concerns about voting today can call the Hamilton County Election Commission at 423-493-5100.

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