With all the political turmoil and issues currently being discussed at all media levels, the term Midterm election is a key part. In 2018, seats on local, state and national levels will be up for election.
The Primary is set May 8, with absentee voting (by mail) beginning March 19 and ending May 1. One stop (early) voting will begin April 19 and end May 5, at the Macon County Board of Elections in the Macon County Courthouse and at the Highlands Civic Center. Franklin hours will be 8am – 5 pm Mon-Fri and Saturday 9am – 1 pm. Highlands hours are 9-4 Mon-Fri and 9-1 Saturday. (No voting at the BOE office in the courthouse this year)
North Franklin - Franklin Town Hall - 95 Main Street, Franklin
South Franklin - Macon County Public Library - 149 Siler Farm Rd. , Franklin
East Franklin - Macon County Environmental Resource Center - 1624 Lakeside Drive, Franklin
Iotla - Macon County Airport - 1241 Airport Road, Franklin
Union - Macon County Community Building - 1288 Georgia Road, Franklin
Millshoal - Holly Springs Community Building - 2720 Cat Creek Road, Franklin
Ellijay - Cullasaja Gorge Fire & Rescue - 104 River Road, Franklin
Sugarfork - Pine Grove School - 38 Peeks Creek Road, Franklin
Highlands - Highlands Civic Center - 600 North 4th St, Highlands
Flats - Scaly Mountain Fire Department - 169 Hale Ridge Rd, Scaly Mountain
Smithbridge - Otto Community Building - 60 Firehouse Rd, Otto
Cartoogechaye - West Macon Fire and Rescue - 564 Charles Nolen Road, Franklin
Nantahala - Nantahala EMS Building - 1096 Junaluska Road, Topton
Burningtown - Burningtown Community Building - 250 Burningtown Baptist Church Road, Franklin
Cowee - Cowee School - 51 Cowee School Drive, Franklin
The filing period for the 2018 Primary begins Monday, Feb. 12, at noon and ends Wednesday, Feb. 28, at noon.
Positions up for election/re-election this year:
US House of Representatives District 11: Two-year term, currently held by Mark Meadows, re-elected in 2016.
District Attorney District 30: Four-year term, held by Ashley Welch, elected in 2014.
NC Senator District 50: Two-year term, held by Jim Davis, re-elected in 2016.
NC House of Representatives District 120: Two-year term, held by Kevin Corbin, elected in 2016.
Macon County Commissioner District 1: Four-year term, currently held by Jim Tate, elected in 2014.
Two seats for Macon County Commissioner District 2: These are four-year terms. One seat is currently held by Ronnie Beale, re-elected in 2014, and the other seat is held by Gary Shields, elected in 2014.
Sheriff: Four-year term, currently held by Robbie Holland, re-elected in 2014.
Register of Deeds: Four-year term held by Todd Raby, re-elected in 2014.
Clerk of Superior Court: Four-year term, held by Vic Perry, re-elected in 2014.
Macon County Board of Education District 2: Four-year term held by Tommy Cabe, re-elected in 2014.
Macon County Board of Education District 4: Four-year term held by Fred Goldsmith, elected in 2014.
Two seats for Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor begins Monday, June 11, at noon and runs through Friday, July 6, at noon. These are four-year terms, one of which is currently held by Pamela Bell, elected in 2014. The seat left vacant by James Roper is also up for election.