Voting in Franklin County
To find out more about voting in Franklin County, visit the
Franklin County Board of Elections.
For 2024 Primary Election Information, click here
Voter Registration Deadline – February 9, 2024
Early Voting: February 15, 2024 – March 2, 2024
Election Day: March 5
Voter ID is REQUIRED. Full info here
Request Mail-In Absentee Ballots by February 27, 2024, at 5:00 PM
Deadline to Return Mail-In Absentee Ballots:
In-Person or By Mail - March 5, 2024 at 5:00PM
THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD!
The Franklin County Board of Elections is located at:
The Franklin Plaza
279 S. Bickett Blvd, Suite 300
Louisburg NC 27549
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Franklin County Board of Elections
PO Box 180
Louisburg NC 27549
To contact by phone dial: (919) 496-3898
Contact email: Elections@franklincountync.us
Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Franklin County Voting FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Who can register to vote?
You must be registered in Franklin County to vote here. To register, you must be:
A United States Citizen
18 years or older by the day of the Election: In 2024 March 5 for the Primary, November 5 for the General
A resident of your county for at least 30 days before the election you want to vote in
Not be registered in nor will vote in any other county or state
Not be serving a felony sentence — this includes probation, parole, or unpaid fees
Have had citizenship rights restored, if ever convicted of a felony
If you are 17, you can register to vote if you will be 18 by Election Day
More details are available here
Where can I register to vote?
If you are a new voter or a new resident, you must register to vote in Franklin County.
Option 1: Paper form
Fill out a voter registration form, sign it, and either mail it or bring it to the Franklin County Board of Elections. Voter registration applications are available at:
Public high schools or college admissions offices
Option 2: DMV or online registration
If you have a valid NC driver's license, you can register to vote at your local DMV, or you can register online through the DMV website
Option 3: Same-day registration
You register during the early voting period. After registering, the newly registered voter can immediately vote at that same site. This process is called “same-day registration.” When you check in to vote at an early voting site, you may also update your name or address within the same county if necessary.
Am I already registered to vote?
If you are not sure whether or not you are already a registered voter in the state of North Carolina, you can check your registration status here:
How do I vote in Franklin County?
You can vote in person on election day, in person during early voting days, or with an absentee ballot (vote by mail).
Can I Vote By Mail?
Voters in North Carolina may choose to vote absentee for any reason and do not have to be out of town to vote by mail.
Absentee ballots may be returned to the Election Center via US Postal Service, by a close relative authorized to do so, or by hand to an Early Voting location.
If a voter requests an absentee ballot and then decides to vote in person, the voter should return the requested absentee ballot to an election official so it can be officially “spoiled”. This means the ballot will be disposed of in a manner such that it cannot be used.
What is the deadline to register to vote?
The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before Election Day (February 9 for the 2024 Primary Election). The county board of elections must receive your voter registration application by this date.
If an application is received after the deadline, the application may still be timely if it was mailed and postmarked on or before that deadline; otherwise, the application will not be processed until after the election.
Do I have to have an ID to vote?
YES! You need a legally acceptable ID to vote in all North Carolina Elections.
> You can find everything you need to know right here.
Heads Up: If you don't have an acceptable ID, DO NOT WAIT to get one. It can take some time, depending on your circumstance. So, take action now! You can get a FREE ID CARD at the Franklin County Board of Elections. Details here.
Check your Registration – Don’t Get Purged!
In North Carolina, a process called list maintenance is used to keep our voter lists accurate and up-to-date.
During list maintenance, a voter who has not voted in two (2) consecutive federal elections will be moved to “inactive” status.
Voters who are inactive may vote in the usual way but may be asked to update their address.
Voters who have not voted in four consecutive federal elections and are on the inactive list will be removed from voting rolls and will be required to re-register before voting. This may be accomplished at One-Stop Early Voting before the election.
You can check your registration here.