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Due to Governor Northam's current order for Virginia to be in Stage 3 of COVID-19 recovery, City of Franklin city hall is now open to the public with social distancing and masks required. Please reserve the hours between 8:30am to 9:30am for those citizens over the age of 65 and those with compromised immune systems.

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

Purlie Banks, Vice Chairman

Pat Newman, Secretary


Franklin City & Franklin County Voters: Notice regarding Center for Voter Information Mailing - Return Envelopes

The Center for Voter Information recently mailed absentee ballot applications to Virginia residents - this is an independent organization unaffiliated with the City of Franklin Office of Elections or the Franklin County Office of Elections. The form provided is a valid form to use to request a by-mail ballot in Virginia, but we're aware that the return mail information may incorrectly direct City voters to mail the application to the Franklin County Office of Elections and may similarly incorrectly direct Franklin County voters to mail the application to the City of Franklin Office of Elections.

If you are a City resident:

You may apply for a ballot online at

If you have already applied for an absentee ballot, you do not need to complete a second application.

Otherwise, if you received a Virginia Vote by Mail Application Form from the Center for Voter Information and you would like to apply for a by-mail ballot, you may complete this application and mail it to the correct locality. For City voters, the address is:

City of Franklin Office of Elections
P.O. Box 42
Franklin, VA  23851

If you are a Franklin County resident, feel free to send your application directly to the Franklin County Office of Elections. Their address is:

Franklin County Office of Elections
1255 Franklin Street
Suite 106
Rocky MountVA 24151

Rest assured that any applications that arrive in the wrong locality's office will be forwarded to the correct office for processing.

The first day that ballots will be mailed is September 18, 2020.