The Franklin County Board of Elections is dedicated to the preparation of all elections (local, state and federal).
Using reliable and advanced technology, we provide input to the official database at the state level to insure accuracy and integrity of your Elections.
We neither favor nor endorse any specific party, candidate or office. Our goal is to work for the people of Franklin County in providing you with an equal and fair opportunity to elect your representatives in government.
On July 29, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down photo ID requirements and associated laws in North Carolina (S.L. 2013-381, as amended by S.L. 2015-103). The state is considering its options. Barring a different outcome on appeal, photo ID will not be required in the upcoming general election. Further details will be posted as they become available.
Important Dates for 2016 General Election
September 9, 2016 First Date to mail Absentee Ballots
October 14, 2016 Voter Registration Deadline
October 18, 2016 1st Absentee Board Meeting (Tentatively 9:00)
October 25, 2016 2nd Absentee Board Meeting (Tentatively 9:00)
October 20, 2016 -
November 5, 2016 One-Stop Voting Period (Including Saturday, October 29, 2016)
November 1, 2016 3rd Absentee Board Meeting (Tentatively 9:00)
November 1, 2016 Deadline for Request of Mail-In Absentee Ballots (5:00)
November 8, 2016 Election Day
November 18, 2016 County Canvass Meeting