Your guide to the 2023 Municipal Election in Greenville

Exercise your right to vote for city leadership + bookmark our guide to help you prepare to head to the polls for the Municipal Election in Greenville on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Aerial shot of current city hall building (tall, multi-story, black mid-century building)

Who will serve you in City Hall? | Photo provided by the City of Greenville

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Municipal Election Day is less than a month away, Tuesday, Nov. 7, and we’ve done the Googling so you don’t have to. To make this election as easy as possible, we’ve curated need-to-know information to get you ready as you head to the polls, including who (and what) will be on your ballot.

What are we voting on?

In the City of Greenville, you’ll be voting for mayor, three city council members (District 1, District 3, and an at-large seat), and the commissioner of public works.

The candidates


  • Knox White (incumbent), Republican
  • Michelle Shain, Democrat

City Council District 1

  • John DeWorken (incumbent), Republican

City Council District 3

  • Ken Gibson (incumbent), Democrat

City Council member-at-large

  • Dorothy Dowe (incumbent), Democrat
  • Randall Fowler, Republican

Commissioner of Public Works

  • Phillip Kilgore (incumbent), Republican

You can also identify who will be on your ballot by checking your voter registration status + sample ballot.

Are you registered?

Before you vote, make sure you’re eligible + registered.

It’s too late to register if you haven’t already because the deadline to register to vote in person + update your address is 30 days before Election Day.

Find your polling location

City of Greenville’s polling places will be open on Tues., Nov. 7 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., and this interactive map will help you locate your polling place. If you’re still unsure where to go, you can request voter information that provides your registration status + polling location.

Early voting

Early voting will be available Monday, Oct. 23-Friday, Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Monday-Friday) at the following locations:

  • Greenville County Square, 301 University Ridge (enter off Howe Street and follow the signs to the old building)
  • City of Greenville Public Works, 475 Fairforest Way

You’ll be asked to show a photo ID when checking in to vote.

Absentee Voting

Voting absentee? You must request your absentee ballot by Friday, Oct. 27, and completed ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tues., Nov. 7, to be counted. See if you qualify for an absentee ballot.

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