Board of Elections

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:
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.

Information on Voting and the Coronavirus 


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
Important Update on Photo ID

 Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the March 3, 2020 primary election. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court. 
Please see the State Board's web site for further information at

Filing Fees
Candidates for Primary   updated 12/20/2019 @ 12:01 PM
Filing for 2020 closed at 12:00 PM .

 Sample Ballots for Primary Election March 3, 2020
Constitution Party
Democratic Party Congressional District 05
Democratic Party Congressional District 11
Green Party
Libertarian Party
Republican Party Congressional District 05
Republican Party Congressional District 11

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Appointed Judges for 2019-2021

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