The Franklin County Voter Registrar’s office is an agency of the Department of Elections (ELECT).
The Department of Elections was created in 1946 as a bipartisan agency responsible for ensuring uniformity, fairness, accuracy, and purity in all elections in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The agency promotes the proper administration of election laws, campaign finance disclosure compliance, and voter registration processes in Virginia by promulgating rules, regulations, issuing instructions, and providing information to local electoral boards and general registrars. In addition, the agency maintains a centralized database of state-wide voter registration and election-related data.
Voter, are you ID Ready? Read about the New Voter ID Law, effective July 1, 2014. The Constitution of Virginia requires you to be registered in the precinct in which you live in order to be qualified to vote.
Electoral Board Meeting Dates
May 8, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Franklin County Voter Registration Office
May Town General Elections by Governor Northam’s Executive Order are moved from May 5, 2020, to May 19, 2020.
Commonwealth of Virginia Notice calling for Primary Election for June 9, 2020 (PDF)
By Governor Northam’s Executive Order the June 9, 2020 Primary is now scheduled for June 23, 2020.
Vote from home - Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, voters may choose reason 2A - My disability or illness for Absentee Voting in the May and June 2020 elections. The Governor and this office strongly encourage you to vote absentee. Please visit the Virginia Department of Elections. Voters who choose the absentee option should do so as soon as possible so they can receive their ballots in time to return them by mail by Election Day. Apply online for a Virginia absentee ballot >>>