Rutherford County Board of Elections

Hours Monday-Friday

8:30 - 5:00

Physical Address:

298 Fairground Road Spindale, NC 28160

Mailing Address:

PO Box 927 Rutherfordton, NC 28139


(828)287-6140 Fax

Debbie Bedford

Board Members:

Gail Parton, Chairman

Margaret Helton, Secretary

Brian King, Member


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The Rutherford County Board of Elections is the county agency charged with overall responsibility for administration of the elections process and campaign finance disclosure in Rutherford County.


We hope you find this site contains useful information that helps you take a more informed role in the voting process.


Meeting Schedule for Rutherford County Board of Elections

1st Tuesday of each month at Noon.

Rutherford County Board of Elections Office

Meetings will only be held if business is scheduled



UOCAVA Election Notice

Sample Ballots for November 8, 2016 General Election



 On July 29, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down photo ID requirements and other elections procedures enacted under S.L. 2013-381 and amended by S.L. 2015-103.  Barring any alternative outcome on appeal, the following are no longer enforceable:


  • Photo ID requirement contained in Part 2 of Session Law 2013-381, as amended by Session Law 2015-103;
  • Removal of preregistration contained in Part 12 of Session Law 2013-381;
  • Elimination of same-day registration contained in Part 16 of Session Law 2013-381;
  • Changes to early voting contained in Part 25 of Session Law 2013-381; and
  • Elimination of out-of-precinct voting contained in Part 49 of Session Law 2013-381.

 The district court order is available here. Please check back at this website for updates as they become available.  



Early Voting Sites and Hours

One-stop Locations


Election Night Returns

Election Results


Voter ID Requirements in North Carolina

Requirements Explained


To Register or Change Information

NC Registration/Change Form


Voter Registration Drive Information

Requirements Explained


To Verify Your Voter Information or Look Up Your Polling Place

Voter Lookup


Additional Websites


NC State Board of Elections

Federal Election Commission

U.S. Election Assistance Commission