It's a low-profile race among the electorate, especially in an off-election year, but there are a few new faces among three longtime council members.
Incumbents Carolyn Baggott, Ken McDowell and Jimmy Adams face first-year law student Joe Pippen and former Public Safety Chief Lee Wetherington.
The last time Baggott, McDowell and Adams were up for election, in 2008, only 858 of the 11,000 registered voters participated in the at-large election. The top three vote-getters win the three open seats. With no Democrats filed, the top three Republicans will likely fill the seats. Write-in candidates can file petitions through Thursday, however.
John M. Younginer Jr., the chairman of North Augusta's municipal election commission, said low turnout is typical in city elections.
During their time going door-to-door in communities, candidates have said they're surprised at how many voters don't even know the incumbents' names or faces.
McDowell said it's a concern for him.
"I'm happy with the city's direction in the last five to 10 years," he said, "but small turnout for an election concerns me. Constituents have to realize they have a vested interest in how their government's run."
Wetherington and Pippen said that they weren't unhappy with the city's direction but that they would like to see new blood on the council, especially to tackle issues such as budgetary constraints and streamlining development.
Voting will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Riverview Park in North Augusta.
The general election will be in April.