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Three City Council seats at stake in Newark election

Three slots on Newark City Council are up for grabs Tuesday.

Voters in Districts 1, 2 and 4 head to the polls to decide who will hold those seats for the next two years.

In each race, an incumbent is seeking to fend off a challenge.

In District 1, Mark Morehead is trying to earn a third term against Joseph Charma, who has chaired the Downtown Newark Partnership's design committee for 16 years.

The District 2 race pits incumbent Todd Ruckle against Glenn Schmalhofer. Ruckle is looking to earn a full term after winning a special election last year to finish retiring Councilman Jerry Clifton's term

In District 4, incumbent Marge Hadden faces Ronald Walker. Hadden beat Walker by 9 votes in a four person race for the seat in 2013.

The District 1 residents can vote at Wesleyan Church of Newark (708 W. Church Road).  The District 2 polling place is the Newark Senior Center (200 White Chapel Drive).  Distrct 4 voters cast their ballots at VFW Post #475 (100 Veterans Lane).

Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for nearly three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.