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

A special meeting will be held on August 19, 2016 at Noon at the Board of Elections office to consider One-Stop early voting locations and hours for the General Election


UOCAVA Election Notice

Sample Ballots for June7, 2016 Primary Election


On July 29, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down photo ID requirements and associated laws in North Carolina (S.L. 2013-381, as amended by S.L. 2015-103).  The state is considering its options.  Barring a different outcome on appeal, photo ID will not be required in the upcoming general election.  Further details will be posted 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