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

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Board Members & Staff

Melanie D. Thibault
Deputy Director
Judy Fritts
Election Specialist
John Williams

Kathy Tinsley
Vice Chairman
Gary Dills
Jeffrey Gillette
John Vanhook
Lynne Garrison

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Macon County Board of Elections
Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance is an integral part of a County Board of Election's office. Our office addresses many questions surrounding campaign finance such as:

  • How and when to form a political committee so as to be compliant with the reporting schedule.
  • Filing Campaign Finance Reports and getting the right forms.
  • Pay a filing fee equal to one percent of the annual salary.
  • Filing Campaign Finance complaints and how they are investigated.

The NC State Board of Elections has created an email contact for public use and it is monitored by campaign finance staff several times a day. Questions and concerns are routed to the best qualified persons to address the subject matter. Contact the campaign finance division at the NC State Board of Elections at

In the State of North Carolina, a person seeking to run for office whether it is statewide, legislative, judicial, county or municipal has to form a committee. A committee may consist of one person (only being the candidate) or others, such as candidate and treasurer.

Effective October 1, 2006 - NCGS 163-278.7(f) requires every treasurer of a political committee to participate in training as to the duties of the office within three months of appointment and at least once every four years thereafter. The State Board of Elections shall provide the training as to the office in person, through regional seminars, and through interactive electronic means. The treasurer may designate an assistant treasurer to participate in the training, if one is named under subdivision (b) (8) of this section. The treasurer may choose to participate in training prior to each election in which the political committee is involved. All such training shall be free of charge to the treasurer and assistant treasurer.

To view the treasurer's training schedule on the NC State Board of Elections website at You must click on Campaign Finance once the window opens.

It is important for all to remember that campaign finance reports are public record and quite often are viewed by the public. Our office as well as the NC State Board of Elections campaign finance office receives many inquiries and requests for investigations into campaign finance issues.

The County Boards of Election do not possess the authority to investigate campaign finance complaints nor does there exist a formal complaint form for a campaign finance complaint to be issued. If a voter has a non-frivolous campaign finance complaint it should be hand written and submitted to the the County Board of Elections so it may be forwarded to the NC State Board of Elections for investigation.

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