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 12:30p.m. at the Rutherford County Board of Elections Office

Meetings will only be held if business is scheduled

Filing Dates 

All offices except Soil and Water                                    Soil and Water Only

Filing Begins   February 12, 2018 @ 12 noon                  Filing Begins    June 11, 2018 @ 12 noon

Filing Ends      February 28, 2018 @ 12 noon                  Filing Ends        July 6, 2018 @ 12 noon


Filing Fees for 2018

Primary Candidates for 2018

General Candidates to date for 2018


Sample Ballots for Primary 2018

will be posted when available


Election Schedule for Primary 2018

UOCAVA Election Notice





Elected Officials


To Register or Change Information

NC Registration/Change Form

Additional Information on Registering to vote in NC, and Updating registration information. 


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