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Mann, who is now running for city council with Democratic and Charter Committee endorsements, said that if he is elected, he will introduce a charter amendment that will replace the direct election of the mayor system that has been in place since 2001.
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The polls are open in Cincinnati, as city residents take their first step toward choosing a new mayor in today's primary election election.
Polling places opened at 6:30 a.m. and the voting ends at 7:30 p.m.
Board of elections officials are expecting a very low turnout. Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman Tim Burke, the chairman of the elections board, said this morning he believes turnout could be as low as 10 percent.