The Town of Yadkinville operates under the town manager form of government. Policy and legislative authority rest with an elected board which is composed of a mayor and five board members. The mayor is elected for a two year term, and the board is elected to four year staggered terms. The Town Board, among other responsibilities, passes ordinances, adopts an annual budget, appoints citizens to boards and committees, and hires a town manager. The Town Manager, is responsible for implementation of policies and ordinances, hiring and supervision of town employees, and overall maintenance of the day-to-day operations of the town.