Section 5.  Elections under general law.
   (A)   All elections held in the Town of Franklin for the election of Mayor, Council member or other officer, or for other purposes, shall be held under the rules and regulations set forth in the Public Laws. (Pr. Laws 1905, C. 26, Sec. 6)
   (B)   The members of the Town Council shall hereafter be elected for four-year terms on a staggered basis as follows:  at the regular municipal election to be held in 1977, the three candidates who receive the highest number of votes shall be elected for four-year terms while the three candidates who receive the next highest number of votes shall be elected for two-year terms. Beginning at the regular municipal election to be held in 1979, and every two years thereafter, three members of the Town Council shall be elected to serve for four-year terms. (Pr. Laws 1905, C. 26, Sec. 6: Ord. of 5/8/77; Am. Ord. 2017-006, adopted 5-15-17)
Statutory references:
   The Uniform Municipal Election Laws of 1971, as amended, G.S. §§ 163-279 et seq.