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.
RECENT DEVELOPMENT - PHOTO ID, SAME-DAY REGISTRATION, OUT OF PRECINCT VOTING AND PREREGISTRATION
On July 29, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down photo ID requirements and other elections procedures enacted under S.L. 2013-381 and amended by S.L. 2015-103. Barring any alternative outcome on appeal, the following are no longer enforceable:
- Photo ID requirement contained in Part 2 of Session Law 2013-381, as amended by Session Lay 2015-103;
- Removal of preregistration contained in Part 12 of Session Law 2013-381;
- Elimination of same-day registration contained in Part 16 of Session Law 2013-381;
- Changes to early voting contained in Part 25 of Session Law 2013-381; and
- Elimination of out-of-precinct voting contained in Part 49 of Session Law 2013-381.
The district court order is available here. Please check back at this website for updates 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 - October 26, 2016 One-Stop Voting Period Only In Franklin County Board of Elections Office (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM) Monday - Friday
October 27, 2016 - November 5, 2016 One-Stop Voting Period In All Four Sites: Franklin County Board of Elections Office, Bunn Library, Franklinton Library, Youngsville Library 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM) Monday -Saturday except last Saturday November 5, 2016 (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
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