Absentee ballots heading for the mailboxes

Political forums begin Oct. 7
Sep. 29, 2013 @ 10:16 AM

As political forums have been scheduled for municipal candidates seeking election on Nov. 5, absentee ballots for the Nov. 5 election will be put in the mail beginning Friday, Oct. 4.

The Rutherford County Board of Elections will mail ballots up to Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. for those requesting a ballot. All voted absentee ballots must be received in the Board of Elections office by 5 p.m. on Nov. 4.

The last day to register to vote at the polls on Election Day will be Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. 

Early Voting begins on Oct. 17 and ends Nov. 2.

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Chambers of Commerce plans forums

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The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring political forums for candidates seeking election on Nov. 5.

All forums begin at 7 p.m. with the exception of Chimney Rock Village that begins at 6 p.m.

Spindale candidates: Oct. 7, Spindale House;

Rutherfordton: Oct. 8 Rutherfordton Elementary School

Ellenboro: Oct. 15 Ellenboro Elementary School

Chimney Rock Village: Oct. 21, Lake Lure Town Hall

Lake Lure: Oct. 21  Lake Lure Town Hall

The combined chambers are co-hosting Chimney Rock Village and Lake Lure.

No forums are scheduled for Bostic, Forest City or Ruth since all candidates are running unopposed.

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Candidates seeking office 

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Bostic: All candidates running unopposed

Mayor — Mitch Harrill; Commissioner, Rodger Hall, Michael Hollifield, Billy Lattimore

Chimney Rock Village:

Councilman: Bruce Godzik, Penny Keys, April Sottile

Ellenboro: Alderman: Lee Allen, Allan "Bunt" Black, Michael G. Jennings, Kimberly D. Lawson, Mike Rhyne. 

Forest City: All candidates running unopposed

Mayor:Dennis Tarlton; Commissioners Steve Holland, Shawn Moore

Lake Lure:

Mayor Bob Keith; Commissioner: Mary Ann Dotson-Silvey, John W. Moore,Derek Papesh, Stephen M. Webber

Ruth: All candidates unopposed

Mayor: Don Baynard; Commissioners Chris Atkins, Mike Ellenburg 

Chris Adkins

Rutherfordon: Mayor Jimmy Dancy (unopposed); Councilman Gayle Clayton, Stanley Clements, Terry Cobb

Spindale: Mayor Mickey Bland (unopposed)Commissioner: Robin Ensley, Tommy Hardin, Brett A. Hooper, Ed Searcy