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.

STATEWIDE RECOUNT PRESS RELEASE FROM STATE BOARD
NOTICE OF RECOUNT FOR RUTHERFORD COUNTY

NOTICE OF RECOUNT

In accordance with NCGS 163-182.7 and 08 NCAC 09 .0107, a recount for NC Supreme Court chief justice will be conducted beginning on Thursday November 19, 2020 at 1:00pm at the Rutherford County Board of Elections located at

 298 Fairground Rd., Spindale NC 28160

This meeting is open to the public, but due to Covid and space requirements, please RSVP by calling 828-287-6023 so that we can adequately prepare.


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

General Election 11/03/2020 Results


G
eneral Election November 3, 2020  
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

BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED:

Thursday Nov. 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm. 
Provisionals and Absentee by Mail will be reviewed and tabulated.



 ABSENTEE BOARD MEETINS FOR GENERAL ELECTION
 Date:  Time:
 September 29, 2020  12:30 pm
 October 06, 2020  12:30 pm
October 08, 2020 12:30 pm
 October 13, 2020  12:30 pm
October 15, 2020 12:30 pm
 October 20, 2020 12:30 pm
October 22, 2020 12:30 pm
 October 27, 2020 12:30 pm
October 29, 2020 12:30 pm
 November 02, 2020  5:00 pm
November 03, 2020 5:00 pm
 November 12, 2020  12:30 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.

Voter ID information 

UOCAVA Election Notice
Polling Places
Buffer Zones
Elected Officials