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
Angela Plackis, Secretary
Hannah Smith
Linda Smith
Georgia Steele

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.

You have until February 9th at 5 o’clock to make any changes to your voter record before the March Primary Election on the 5th! 
This includes your party affiliation and your address. Please check your voter record here to make sure everything is up to date Voter Search ( or call our office. 
Early Voting Schedule Primary 2024 
Republican Primary Ballot Dist. 111
Democrat Primary Ballot Dist. 111
Libertarian Primary Ballot Dist. 111
Republican Primary Ballot Dist 113
Democrat Primary Ballot Dist. 113
Libertarian Primary Ballot Dist. 113
If you have any questions regarding your district please give us a call.  

Voters will now be asked to present a valid photo identification when voting in person. If you do not have a valid photo ID card, you may obtain one from your county board of elections prior to the election, through the end of the early voting period.
If you do not have a valid photo ID card on Election Day, you may still vote and have your vote counted by signing an affidavit of reasonable impediment (or “Photo ID Exception Form”) as to why you have not presented a valid photo ID. The Exception Form can also be used if you have a religious objection to being photographed or are a victim of a recently declared natural disaster.

As an alternative, if you don’t have your ID when you vote, you can still vote and then bring your valid photo ID to your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on the ninth day after Election Day (or the sixth day after Election Day for September or October local elections).

If you vote by mail, then you must include a photocopy of a valid photo ID when returning your ballot. You may also complete the Absentee Photo ID Exception Form that is provided with your absentee ballot materials.

A list of all types of ID that can be used for voting is available on the State Board of Elections Voter ID webpage. For information on how to get a free ID, see Get a Free Voter Photo ID.

Video on Voter ID
Voter ID Information in NC

Candidates  for 2024 
complete list for NC

Election Security
The State and County Boards of Elections are committed to ensuring the safety and security of all voters and the elections process. Find out about the safeguards in place and learn about ways you can help secure North Carolina's Elections.

Where do I Vote Election Day?

1st Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Board of Elections Office. Meetings will only be held if business is scheduled.
NOTICE: Testing voting equipment for March 2024 

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