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.
2016 PRIMARY DAY INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS OF MACON COUNTY FOR MARCH 15, 2016
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.
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.
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 - Nantahala EMS Building - 1096 Junaluska Road, Topton NC 28781
Burningtown - 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.
ONE STOP VOTING STATS
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
Franklin • 1,122
Highlands • 141
Franklin • 2,057
Highlands • 276
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