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Monday, July 10, 2017

Franklin and Highlands Mayors File Friday for an Additional Term



Filing for the 2017 Municipal Election Cycle began Friday at noon and will be open until noon on Friday, July 21st.

Franklin Mayor Bob Scott filed to run for a third two-year term in office, as did Highlands Mayor Patrick Taylor. Macon Media was on hand while Bob Scott filed.

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Information from the Macon County Board of Elections on the upcoming municipal election cycle is posted below.



ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

FILING PERIOD: Beginning Friday, July 7, 2017, at 12 Noon - Ending Friday, July 21, 2017, at 12 Noon


TOWN OF FRANKLIN -MAYOR & 3 COUNCIL MEMBERS, TOWN OF HIGHLANDS - MAYOR & 2 COMMISSIONERS

FILING FOR THE FOLLOWING CONTESTS TAKES PLACE AT THE MACON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

TOWN OF FRANKLIN MAYOR Filing Fee: $72.00
• Term expires for BOB SCOTT
• Two-year term

TOWN OF FRANKLIN COUNCIL MEMBER

• Term expires for BARBARA MCRAE Filing Fee: $36.00
• Four-year term

TOWN OF FRANKLIN COUNCIL MEMBER

• Term expires for BILLY MASHBURN Filing Fee: $36.00
• Four-year term

TOWN OF FRANKLIN COUNCIL MEMBER

• Term expires for PATTI ABEL Filing Fee: $36.00
• Four-year term

TOWN OF HIGHLANDS MAYOR Filing Fee: $10.00
• Term expires for PATRICK TAYLOR
• Four-year term

TOWN OF HIGHLANDS COMMISSIONER Filing Fee: $5.00
• Term expires for AMY E. PATTERSON
• Four-year term

TOWN OF HIGHLANDS COMMISSIONER
• Tam expires for DONNIE CALLOWAY Filing Fee: $5.00
• Four-year tam

IMPORTANT DATES (Subject to change due to legislation by the NC General Assembly)

• Absentee by Mail Voting Begins October 9, 2017
• Voter Registration Deadline October 13, 2017
• One-Stop Early Voting Begins in Franklin BOE office October 19, 2017
• One-Stop Eary Voting Begins in Highlands Civic Center October 26, 2017
• Deadline for Absentee by Mail Requests, 5 PM October 31, 2017
• One-Stop Early Voting Ends, 1 PM at both locations November 4, 2017
• Absentee Ballots Must Be Received or Postmarked, 5 PM November 7, 2017
• Municipal Election Day, polls open 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM November 7, 2017
• Official Canvass Meeting, 11 AM November 17, 2017


VOTING LOCATIONS

Macon County has 2 One Stop sites for the 2017 General Election. Any registered voter of this county may choose to vote at one of the following locations:

Location for Franklin
Board of Elections Office
5 W Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734
(1st Floor Basement Level) Room 127B

Location for Highlands
Highlands Civic Center
600 N 4th St, Highlands, NC 28741
Meeting Room 1


MACON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

5 West Main Street Phone (828) 349-2034
Franklin, NC 28734 Fax (828) 349-2557

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Published at 3:40 am on July 10, 2017

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