Absentee Ballot

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To request an absentee ballot by mail you must do one of the following:

Absentee Ballot Request form

1.     Any voter registered in Rutherford County can request a mail - in absentee ballot from the Rutherford County Board of Elections prior to the last Tuesday before an election by completing the Absentee Ballot Request Form.  
Each request MUST have a valid NC Drivers License Number (or DMV permit/ID card) OR last four digits of your Social Security number.
When a valid request is received, the county board of elections office will mail the voter absentee balloting materials to the address provided on the request form.

2.     Have an immediate family member make a request as listed above. Approved to make this request are Spouse, Brother, Sister, Parent, Grandparent, Child, Grandchild, Mother-in-law, Father-in-law, Daughter-in-law, Son-in-law, Stepparent, Stepchild, and Verifiable legal guardian.  Again, each request must have the voters' NC Drivers License Number or the last four digits of the voters' Social Security number.
Please note that no one with Power of Attorney is allowed to sign unless they are the voter's near relative or the voter's verifiable legal guardian.

 3.     Come to our office at 298 Fairground Rd. in Spindale, NC and complete a form or have any immediate relative as described above come to our office and make a request for you.

  • You are no longer allowed to hand write a request for an absentee ballot on any form. It must be requested on the State approved form provided.        
  • Faxed or emailed absentee ballot request forms are not allowed.                       

4. Now you may request an Absentee by Mail online! Follow the link below to the State Board of Elections website to request. 
Online Absentee by Mail Request

To Vote an Absentee Ballot in Person

You may vote an absentee one-stop ballot in our office beginning the second Wednesday before each election. One stop hours are posted on this website before each election. 

Check this website before each election to see if additional one-stop sites will be open.