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.

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

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

 Date:  Time:
   12:30 pm
   12:30 pm
   12:30 pm
   5:00 pm
   8:30 am
 * if needed  

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

Publication2 - Copy - Copy
One-Stop Locations and Hours
Appointed Judges for 2019-2021

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