Board of Elections

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)287-6030
(828)287-6140 Fax

Dawn Lovelace
Director

Board Members:
Frances Lockwood, Chairperson
Gail Parton, Secretary
Brian King
Robert McDowell
Linda Smith

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.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS BY MAIL
FIVE STEPS TO VOTE BY MAIL IN NC
ABSENTEE BALLOT TOOLS
MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTING
FAQ: VOTING BY MAIL


Double Voting is Illegal: a message from our Executive Director at the State Board of Elections
Sample Ballots for the General Election 2020
5th Congressional District                           11th Congressional District

One-Stop Absentee Voting Location and Times for the 2020 General Election. 
For the past several years our office here on Fairground Rd has been an early voting site. Due to Covid-19 and the social distancing orders our office will not be a one-stop location. We have added the Spindale house to take the place of our office. This means better parking and plenty of space to social distance.

One-stop 2020

Questions about Absentee by Mail?
Click HERE

Please click on the link below regarding third-party mailers. 
Third-Party Mailers
Press Release June 19, 2020
Election Officials Searching for Democracy Heros 
Interested in being an Election Worker? Click this link to find out how you can help! 

Meeting Schedule for Rutherford County Board of Elections
1st Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at the Board of Elections Office. 
Meetings will only be held if business is scheduled

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED:
August 06, 2020 @ 12:30 to discuss One-Stop Plan for November 2020.

 ABSENTEE BOARD MEETINS FOR GENERAL ELECTION
 Date:  Time:
 September 29, 2020  12:30 pm
 October 06, 2020  12:30 pm
 October 13, 2020  12:30 pm
 October 20, 2020 12:30 pm
 October 27, 2020 12:30 pm
 November 02, 2020  5:00 pm
November 03, 2020  tbd
 November 09, 2020  8:30 am
 November 13, 2020  11:00 am










UOCAVA Election Notice for 11/03/2020


Important Update on Photo ID

 Until further order of the court, voters are not required to show photo ID. The law was enjoined by a federal district court on December 31, 2019. This page will be updated if new information becomes available.

2020 2nd Republican  Primary 11th Congretional District

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the May 12, 2020 2nd Primary for the Rep 11th Congretional District
has been rescheduled for June 23, 2020 per  Emergency Executive Order from 
Karen Brinsen Bell, Executive Director of the State Board of Elections.
Read the Emergency Executive Order Here:

General Election November 03, 2020 Sample Ballots
Sample ballots will be posted when available

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One-Stop Locations and Hours
Appointed Judges for 2019-2021

Voter ID information 
UOCAVA Election Notice
Polling Places
Buffer Zones
Elected Officials