The Latest: Indiana voters selecting city leaders

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Posted: Nov 03, 2015 1:30 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest developments in Indiana's municipal elections, during which voters are selecting mayors and City Council members around the state (all times local):

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More than 100 cities around Indiana are holding mayoral elections as voters decide who will lead those communities for the next four years.

A new mayor is a certainty in Indianapolis as Democrat Joe Hogsett and Republican Chuck Brewer seek to replace two-term GOP Mayor Greg Ballard, who didn't run for re-election.

Hogsett is the much better-known candidate from his time as the city's U.S. attorney. A wild card could be low voter turnout, as election officials say early voting was down more than 30 percent from the 2011 city election.

Elsewhere, the incumbent mayors in Fort Wayne and Evansville face prominent challengers on Tuesday. Terre Haute Republican Mayor Duke Bennett's Democratic opponent is Mark Bird, the older brother of Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird.