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Macon County Board of Elections
Debbie George, Director - email
5 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734
Phone: (828) 349-2034
Fax: (828) 349-2557

Board Members & Staff

Director
Debbie George
Deputy Director
Gary Tallent
Elections/Absentee Clerical
Melanie Thibault
Chairman
Luke Bateman
Secretary
Sara R. Waldroop
Member
Gary D. Dills


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- Precinct Election Official Guide


Federal Government
- The White House
- The United States Senate
- United States House of Representatives

State and County Government
- North Carolina General Assembly
- State of North Carolina

Municipl Government

- Town of Franklin
- Town of Highlands

Political Parties
- North Carolina Democratic Party
- North Carolina Republican Party
- North Carolina Libertarian Party

Elections
- North Carolina State Board of Elections



Sample Ballot

Macon County, North Carolina
November 4, 2014




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Macon County Board of Elections


MACON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS
5 WEST MAIN STREET
FRANKLIN, NC 28734
828-349-2034

Macon County Board of Elections hereby gives notice of a statewide recount in the contest of Associate Justice North Carolina Supreme Court (Beasley seat). The recount of the results for this contest for the Macon County Board of Elections will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The location of the recount will be the Board of Elections office on the 1st floor of the Macon County courthouse located at 5 W Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734.

Luke Bateman, Chairman
Macon County Board of Elections


The Macon County Board of Elections is committed to conducting fair, honest, impartial and efficient elections so that all qualified citizens in Macon County may exercise their right to vote.
The Elections Office is responsible for conducting all elections in Macon County; including municipal, county, state, and federal elections, and special referenda.

The Macon County Board of Elections provides:

  • Proof of registration upon request
  • Speakers for various functions at the request of groups desiring information about voter
  • Registration and the election process
  • Computer printouts, diskettes, and labels for a fee
  • Procedural guides for candidates
  • Election results to candidates, media, and citizens

The Macon County Board of Elections is also responsible for:

  • Voter Registration
  • Maintaining voter registration records
    Filing Candidates for Municipal, County, State Senate, and State House of Representatives
  • Administering the provisions of the campaign reporting laws
  • Training precinct officials

Types of Elections

There are three types of elections: Municipal, Primary and General elections. The following information will describe each type

Municipal Election
An election held for towns, cities or other special districts. Only residents of these municipalities and districts are eligible to vote in these elections. These elections are held in odd-numbered years.

General Election
A General Election is defined as a partisan election in which candidates are elected. All registered voters are eligible to vote in a general election. General elections are held in even-numbered years.

General elections are held for the following offices:

  • U.S. President / Vice President*
  • U.S. House Of Representatives (Congress)
  • North Carolina State House and State Senate officials
  • County Officials (e.g., County Commissioners)
  • Municipal Officials (e.g., mayor, council members)**
  • School Board
  • General elections also may include bond proposals and referenda.

* Four-year general elections (based on presidential election year).
** Municipal officials will be elected in 1999 general elections and every two years thereafter.

Registered voters may vote for candidates in either party, regardless of their declared party affiliation.

Primary Election
A Primary is defined as an election which nominates candidates to the ballot for the General Election. The nominees of each party are then placed on the ballot for general election. Primary elections are held in even numbered years prior to the general election.

A Primary Election is held to nominate a candidate to represent a political party in the General Election. Primary elections are held for the following offices:

  • U.S. House Of Representatives (Congress)

Governor and other North Carolina officials such as:

  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary Of State
  • State Auditor
  • State Treasurer
  • Superintendent Of Public Instruction
  • Commissioner Of Labor
  • Commissioner Of Insurance
  • Commissioner Of Agriculture
  • North Carolina State House and State Senate officials
  • County Officials (e.g., County Commissioners)
  • Municipal Officials (e.g., mayor, council members)

Registered voters may vote ONLY in the primary election of their declared party. If a voter is registered as "unaffiliated", he/she may vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary election.

POLITICAL PARTY
AN ORGANIZATION OF VOTERS WHICH SUPPORTS A POLITICAL VIEW, AND IS RECOGNIZED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS.

NON-PARTISAN
An election where candidates do not run as a nominee of a political party. Judicial elections are non-partisan as well as most municipal elections.

PARTISAN
An election where the candidates must be a nominee of a recognized political party or otherwise qualify.

UNAFFILIATED
Choice to not register with a political party.


Macon County Board of Elections
2014 Regular Meeting Schedule

The Macon County Board of Elections will hold regular meetings beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Board of Elections boardroom, located on the first floor of the Macon County Courthouse, 5 West Main Street, and Franklin NC 28734 as follows:

  • January 14th
  • February 11th
  • March 11th
  • April 8th
  • April 15th
  • April 22nd
  • April 29th
  • May 13th - Official Canvass Meeting, 11:00 am
  • June 17th
  • July 8th
  • August 26th - 4:00 pm
  • September 9th
  • October 14th
  • October 30th at 10:00am - Absentee Meeting
  • November 3rd at 5:00pm - Absentee Meeting
  • November 14, 2014 OFFICIAL CANVASS 11:00 am
  • November 18th
  • December 9th
The Board is not required to hold any of the prescribed meetings unless there is election business to be passed upon.

     
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