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

Dawn Lovelace

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.

Double Voting is Illegal: a message from our Executive Director at the State Board of Elections
Sample Ballots for the Municipal Election 2021

General Election 11/03/2020 Results

Municipal Election November 2, 2021  
Polls will be open from 6:30 am until 7:30 pm.

To vote on Election Day you must go to your Precinct.  Not sure where your precinct is? 
click here

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


None scheduled at this time

 Date:  Time:

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.

Voter ID information 

UOCAVA Election Notice
Polling Places
Buffer Zones
Elected Officials