Absentee ballot information

Published 10:00 pm Monday, February 8, 2016

The deadline to submit an absentee ballot application is fast approaching. Don’t miss your opportunity to make a difference and vote from the comfort of your own home.

In order to vote with an absentee ballot for the March 15 primary, you must have submitted your application to the county board of elections office no later than Tuesday, March 8, before Election Day. This primary includes our race, the presidential race and many other important state races.

This is a busy time for the board of elections office, so don’t wait until the last minute and apply today!

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There are multiple ways to submit the application: It can be mailed, faxed, downloaded and emailed, or delivered in person.

Here are the addresses for each board of elections office in Polk and Rutherford counties:



P.O. Box 253

Columbus, NC 28722



P.O. Box 927

Rutherfordton, NC 28139


– Submitted by Patrick McHenry