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Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Northam announced on Monday 3/24/20 that all Virginia schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year which includes Franklin City Public Schools. Also, all city buildings will be closed to the public until further notice. Governor Northam announced today, March 30,2020, a stay at home order for Virginia residents effective immediately..

Voter Registrar

Our Mission:

The Office of the Electoral Board and General Registrar is committed to providing each citizen of the City of Franklin with the opportunity to exercise his or her right to vote in an efficient and equitable manner in accordance with the Constitutions of the United States, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Code of Virginia.

Electoral Board Members:

Doris Artis, Chairman

Davida Fenner, Vice Chairman

Pat Newman, Secretary


Important Notice:

Out of an abundance of caution due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, all City of Franklin government buildings are closed to the public beginning at noon on March 17th. As of now, this closure will be in effect until further notice.

We encourage citizens to register to vote, update voter registration information, or request an absentee ballot ONLINE at

The deadline to register for the May 5, 2020 Citywide General Election is Monday, April 13th.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the May 5, 2020 Citywide General Election is 5:00pm Tuesday, April 28th. Due to mail service delivery we recommend requesting an absentee ballot EARLY.

Voters are encouraged to apply online for Absentee Ballots using reason code 2A - illness or disability, reason 2B - care for relative, or reason 1D - personal business due to COVID-19.

Sample Ballots will be made available here & on our Facebook page.

The City of Franklin's Office of Voter Registration & Elections will be available at (757) 562-8545 should you require any assistance or have any questions.

We thank you for your cooperation and consideration for the health, safety, and well-being of all during this time.

City of Franklin Virginia