We propose a mechanism to drive singlet-triplet spin transitions electrically in a wide class of graphene nanostructures that present pairs of in-gap zero modes, localized at opposite sublattices. Examples are rectangular nanographenes with short zigzag edges, armchair ribbon heterojunctions with topological in-gap states, and graphene islands with sp3 functionalization. The interplay between the hybridization of zero modes and the Coulomb repulsion leads to symmetric exchange interaction that favors a singlet ground state. Application of an off-plane electric field to the graphene nanostructure generates an additional Rashba spin-orbit coupling, which results in antisymmetric exchange interaction that mixes S=0 and S=1 manifolds. We show that modulation in time of either the off-plane electric field or the applied magnetic field permits performing electrically driven spin resonance in a system with very long spin-relaxation times.