The mission of the Elections and Registration Office is to register citizens of Franklin County to vote; to ensure that elections are free, impartial, fair, accurate, convenient and accessible to all voters; to encourage voter participation; to provide excellent customer service to voters, candidates and the media; and to help the public understand and follow all laws, rules and regulations set by Federal, State and Local Laws, as well as the State Election Board.
This office is responsible for voter registration for Franklin County and all municipalities in the county. In addition, this office is responsible for the following duties:
- Qualifying Non-Partisan candidates seeking election
- Arranging for the printing of ballots and programming the vote tabulator
- Coordinating all poll workers and supplies used at the polls and polling locations
- Consolidating of election results
The Franklin County Board of Elections and Registration Office attends to the day-to-day registration and updating of files of Franklin County voters. On even-numbered years the office prepares for local, state, and national elections. On odd-numbered years the office conducts some of the county municipal elections.
Candidates qualify for primary elections either through their party affiliation or through the Elections Office as independent candidates. Candidates are required to file the proper ethics filing forms with the state. After qualification, candidates’ names are placed on a database, and the ballot building process begins. Once the database is formed it is sent back to our office for final inspection. Then a copy of this database is sent out to the printer for the printing of the mail-out absentee ballots.
The digital data is uploaded to the touch screen voting units that will be used in the election. Each touch screen unit is then put through a battery of tests known as Logic and Accuracy Testing (L&A). This assures that the units perform correctly for the election. Once they have passed these entire tests, the units are set for the election and securely sealed and documented. The entire election process is done with accountability.
Each polling site has a poll manager and two assistant poll managers that contribute in the proper setup and reporting of the election results. All poll workers receive at least three hours of training before each primary or general election. Click here to see a chart of the seven voting locations in Franklin County. Click here to view the map of the seven voting location in Franklin County – effective August 21, 2015
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- EasyFile Campaign Finance Portal: Franklin County has implemented an online filing system that will allow all local Constitutional Officers and Candidates file electronically all documents required by law through the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, formerly the State Ethics Commission. If you choose to use this service, you may do so by accessing the Campaign Finance Portal.
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