Voter Information

Below are helpful links from the Franklin County Voter Registrar’s office and the Virginia Department of Elections. If you have questions about registering or how, where and when to vote, please contact Franklin County Registrar Kay Chitwood’s office at 540-483-3025

Where and when do I vote?

Elections will take place on Nov. 5, 2019. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Gills Creek has two voting precincts:

Gills Creek Precinct #0102
Precinct Name – Burnt Chimney
Voting Place – Burnt Chimney Elementary School
Address – 80 Burnt Chimney Road

Gills Creek Precinct #0103
Precinct Name – Scruggs
Voting Place – Scruggs Volunteer Fire Department
Address – 2090 Blue Water Drive

If you’re unsure which is your voting location, click here.

What will be on the ballot?

In addition to Board of Supervisors, Franklin County voters will select a Sheriff, as well as representatives for State Senate and House of Delegates. For more details, visit the Candidate Lists and Referendum page.

What kind of ID do I need to vote?

Virginia Voter Photo Identification

How do I file an absentee ballot?

Absentee Voting

How can I find out if I’m already registered to vote?

The Constitution of Virginia requires you to be registered in the precinct in which you live in order to be qualified to vote. Check your status here.

How do I register to vote?

The deadline to register is 22 days before a general election in Virginia. Find everything you need to register at this Virginia Department of Elections page.

What are the requirements to vote in Virginia?

  • Be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes).
  • Be a U. S. Citizen.
  • Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election).
  • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state.
  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.
  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.