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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Polls Open for the 2016 Primary Day

Voting Booths at the North Franklin Precinct

The polls in Macon County opened at 6:30 am this morning. Important voting information and photos taken at the North Franklin Precinct when they opened for voting this morning are posted below.

North Franklin Precinct


All voting places in Macon County are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 pm today. Upon entering the voting place, give your name, address, and party affiliation to the precinct officials. If you are properly registered, you will be given the appropriate ballot and directed to the voting machine to vote.

Note: If a person has changed addresses and not yet notified the election office, they may still vote on election day. The voter would need to go to the new precinct where the poll worker will fill out the forms and verify with the county board of elections office. However, this will obviously take time and it is much simpler to change your address prior to election day.

Campaign Signs

Curbside Voting

If you are unable to enter the voting place because of age or physical disability, you will be allowed to vote either in your vehicle or near the voting place during the hours that the polling place is open.

Campaign Signs

Transfer Voting

If you fail to change your address by the registration deadline, there is a procedure that allows you to vote. You may also appear at the Board of Elections office between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Election Day if you failed to change your address. Your information will be corrected and you will vote while in this office. To avoid any delay, please notify the elections office of any address change within 25 days of an election.

Polling Places and Buffer Zones for Macon County Polling Places:

The following is a list of Macon County polling places and a description of each buffer zone in which Election Day electioneering. Buffer zones are designated in accordance with G.S. 163-166.4(a), by the County Board of Elections. Where practical set limit of the zone is 50 feet from the door of entrance to the voting place.

The poll workers will mark buffer zones on Election Day with "No Campaigning Past This Point" at the following polling locations:

North Franklin - Franklin Town Hall - 95 Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734

South Franklin - Macon County Public Library - 149 Siler Farm Rd. Franklin, NC 28734

East Franklin - Macon County Environmental Resource Center - 1624 Lakeside Drive, Franklin, NC 28734

Iotla - Macon County Airport - 1241 Airport Road, Franklin, NC 28734

Union - Macon County Community Building - 1288 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734

Millshoal - Holly Springs Community Building - 2720 Cat Creek Road, Franklin, NC 28734

Ellijay - Cullasaja Gorge Fire & Rescue - 104 River Road, Franklin, NC 28734

Sugarfork - Pine Grove School - 38 Peeks Creek Road, Franklin, NC 28734

Highlands - Highlands Civic Center - 600 North 4th St, Highlands, NC 28741

Flats - Scaly Mountain Fire Department - 169 Hale Ridge Rd, Scaly Mountain, NC 28775

Smithbridge - Otto Community Building - 60 Firehouse Rd, Otto, NC 28763

Cartoogechaye - West Macon Fire and Rescue - 564 Charles Nolen Road, Franklin NC 28734

- Nantahala EMS Building - 1096 Junaluska Road, Topton NC 28781

- Burningtown Community Building - 250 Burningtown Baptist Church Road, Franklin, NC 28714

Cowee - Cowee School - 51 Cowee School Drive, Franklin, NC 28734

**note** The County Canvass will take place on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:00 am.


According the the Macon County Board of Elections, here are some voting stats from One Stop from March 6th until the close of early voting at 1 pm on Saturday: (any transcription errors are mine)

Voted in Franklin • 3,185
Voted in Highlands • 418
Total One Stop • 3,603

Ballot Requested

Franklin • 1,122
Highlands • 141

Franklin • 2,057
Highlands • 276

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