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CONTACT:

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

OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Board Members & Staff

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

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


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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
- North Carolina Green Party
- North Carolina Constitution Party

Elections
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State of North Carolina

Macon County

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ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST PORTAL
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If you are active military, the spouse or dependent of an active military service member or you are a US citizen outside the United States, the portal offers a way to request and return your Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) ballot.


Board Meeting Minutes


Tuesday 30-31 August 2022 6:00pm
Tuesday 23 August 2022 6:00pm
Monday 25 July 2022 3:00pm
Monday 11 July 2022 3:00pm

Recount Board Meeting
2 June 2022 9:00am


Protest Hearing
31 May 2022 3:00pm


Canvass Day Meeting
31 May 2022 4:10pm


Friday 27 May 2022 11:00am
Tuesday 17 May 2022 5:00pm
Tuesday 10 May 2022 5:00pm
Tuesday 26 April 2022 5:00pm
Monday 11 April 2022 3:00pm
Thursday 14 March 2022 3:00pm
Monday 14 February 2022 4:00pm
Thursday 13 January 2022 3:00pm

Tuesday 9 November 2021 11:00am
Tuesday 2 November 2021 5:00pm
Monday 1 November 2021 5:00pm
Tuesday 26 October 2021 5:00pm
Tuesday 19 October 2021 5:00pm
Friday 15 October 2021 3:00pm
Tuesday 12 October 2021 3:00pm
Tuesday 28 September 2021 5:00pm
Tuesday 21 September 2021 10:00am
Tuesday 20 July 2021 12:00pm
Thursday 10 June 2021 3:00pm
Tuesday 9 March 2021 3:00pm
Thursday 26 February 2021 3:30pm
Thursday 14 January 2021 3:00pm

Monday 7 December 2020 10:00am

Canvass Day Meeting
13 November 2020 11:00am


Tuesday 3 November 2020 3:00pm
Monday 2 November 2020 3:00pm
Tuesday 20 October 2020 3:00pm
Tuesday 13 October 2020 3:00pm
Tuesday 6 October 2020 3:00pm
Tuesday 29 September 2020 5:00pm
Thursday 20 August 2020 3:00pm

Canvass Day Meeting
6 July 2020 11:00 am as per G.S.


Tuesday 23 June 2020 5:00pm
Monday 22 June 2020 5:00pm
Tuesday 16 June 2020 5:00pm
Tuesday 2 June 2020 5:00pm
Thursday 14 May 2020 3:00pm

Special Called Meeting
April 23 2020 3:00 pm


Friday March 13, 2020 11:00am
Tuesday March 3, 2020 5:00pm
Monday March 2, 2020 5:00pm
Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm
Tuesday February 18, 2020 5:00pm
Tuesday February 11, 2020 3:00pm
Thursday January 9, 2020 3:00pm


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Macon County Board of Elections


Currently, voters are not required to show ID in elections in North Carolina.
A court injunction blocked the photo ID requirementfrom taking effect.


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
  • Registration and the election process
  • Computer printouts, diskettes, and labels for a fee
  • Procedural guides for candidates
  • Election results to candidates, media, and citizens
  • As of May 1st 2019 Voter ID cards

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.

During odd-numbered years (so as to alternate with statewide general elections) most Municipal Elections are held to elect the governing officials (Mayor, City Council, Town Council, etc.) of cities, villages and towns across North Carolina. Not all municipalities will have an election in a given odd-numbered year. A few municipalities elect their officials in even-numbered years. Although Municipal Elections are conducted by county boards of election, only residents of the municipality are qualified to vote in the election. These voters must have resided in the municipality for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.

North Carolina law allows for four different types of Municipal Election methods. These four methods have been outlined by the North Carolina Legislature in Chapter 163, Article 24 of the North Carolina General Statutes. A municipality's chosen method of election is codified in their charter, but must be one of the four types outlined by the State in order to comply with state law.

Nonpartisan plurality method
This is the most common municipal election method. All candidates for a position are listed on the ballot, without party affiliation. The top vote-getters are elected, regardless of whether or not they received a majority. If the contest is for more than one seat, the person or persons receiving the next-highest vote totals are also elected. For example, if there are 7 candidates running for 2 seats, the candidates that finish first and second are elected.
N.C. General Statute 163-292

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
2022 Board Meeting Schedule

The Board is not required to hold any of the prescribed meetings unless there is Election business to be discussed. The Macon County Board members voted on Monday, February 14, 2022 to hold normal monthly board meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month at 3pm. All board meetings are open to the public and minutes are available on our BOE website.

For 2022 the schedule will be as follows:

Monday, February 14, 2022   Regular Meeting   3:00pm
Monday, March 14, 2022   Regular Meeting   3:00pm
Tuesday, April 12, 2022   If absentee ballots are present to approve   5:00pm
Tuesday, April 19, 2022   If absentee ballots are present to approve   5:00pm
Tuesday, April 26, 2022   If absentee ballots are present to approve   5:00pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2022   If absentee ballots are present to approve   5:00pm
Tuesday, May 10, 2022   If absentee ballots are present to approve   5:00pm
Monday, May 16, 2022   Pre-Election Day meeting   5:00pm
Tuesday, May 17, 2022   Primary Election Day meeting required by general statue   5:00pm
Friday, May 27, 2022   Canvass Day meeting   11:00am
Monday, June 13, 2022   Regular meeting   3:00pm
Monday, July 11, 2022   Regular meeting   3:00pm
Monday, August 8, 2022   Regular meeting   3:00pm
Monday, August 8, 2022   Regular meeting   3:00pm
Monday, September 12, 2022   Regular meeting   
Tuesday, October 11, 2022   If absentee ballots are present to approve   5:00pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2022   If absentee ballots are present to approve   5:00pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2022   If absentee ballots are present to approve   5:00pm
Tuesday, November 1, 2022   If absentee ballots are present to approve   5:00pm
Monday, November 7, 2022   Pre General Election Day meeting required by general statue   5:00pm
Tuesday, November 8, 2022   General Election Day meeting   5:00pm
Friday, November 18, 2022   Canvass Day meeting   11:00am
Monday, December 12, 2022   Regular meeting   3:00pm


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