Franklin County Ballot Drop Boxes
Franklin County has ballot drop boxes throughout the county to provide voters with another way to securely return their ballots without the cost of postage.
These secure ballot drop boxes can be found at five locations in Franklin County. Boxes are open 24 hours beginning 18 days prior to each election and remain open until 8:00pm on Election Day.
The Courthouse will remain open 18 days prior to the election to return your ballot and to use the accessible voting equipment.
The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm and on Election Day from 8:30 - 8:00pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a ballot drop box?
A ballot drop box is another way to securely return your mail ballot, without the cost of postage.
When are drop boxes open?
Drop boxes will be open to accept ballots 18 days prior to and including Election Day. They will be open 24 hours each day and will close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.
How do I use a ballot drop box?
Carefully follow the instructions on the ballot envelope. Place the ballot in the secrecy sleeve, sign the outer envelope, seal all envelopes, and deposit your ballot into the box.
How do I know my ballot is secure?
Ballots are collected from each drop box regularly by Franklin County Elections. Two official election workers will use a chain of custody process to transport all ballots.
Ballots are delivered to the Election Center where they are processed with other returned mail ballots. The signature on every ballot is checked against the voter’s registration file and if it matches, the ballot moves forward.