2023 Memphis Election Guide

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 04, 2023 4:58 PM CT | Published: September 06, 2023 1:46 PM CT

Editor’s Note: In the interest of the public good, The Daily Memphian is making its 2023 Memphis election coverage free to registered readers. 

On Thursday, Oct. 5, Memphis voters will decide the city’s next mayor as well as new Memphis City Council members. 

Early voting has ended, so voters will need to report to their local precincts — which can be found at shelbyvote.org. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday. 

To help Memphians make informed choices at the ballot box, we’ve included pages on all the top contenders in the mayor’s race as well as information on those candidates who are lower in the polls. 

Opinion: In the mayor’s race, the candidates have been ‘silent’ on TVA

We’ve also included videos from both of The Daily Memphian’s mayoral debates. Information on the various City Council races will be added as those stories publish. 

For more information about key dates, how to request an absentee ballot and voting precinct locations or to see a sample ballot, you’ll find that information here

Learn more about Memphis’ mayoral candidates:

Floyd Bonner Jr.

Karen Camper

J.W. Gibson

Willie Herenton

Michelle McKissack

Van Turner

Paul Young 

Here’s who’s also running to be the next Memphis mayor

Watch The Daily Memphian’s two mayoral debates

The first was held in April of this year and focused on crime. The second was on a wide range of topics facing the city. 

Learn more about the Memphis City Council races:

Council District 1 incumbent calls public safety ‘top of mind with everybody’

District 2 Council race has six candidates and one main issue — crime

Five compete for open City Council District 3 seat

Two candidates vie for District 4 council seat that each sees as their own

City Council District 5 race is the most expensive of the 13 matchups

Two challengers look to unseat incumbent in District 6 race

Council District 7 race crowded with Easter-Thomas challengers

Two of three seats in council Super District 8 to change hands

Two City Council Super District 9 incumbents face challengers


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