2021 Filing Period for Town of Old Fort & City of Marion, NC

The filing period will begin on Friday, July 2, 2021 (noon) and end on Friday, July 16, 2021 (noon).

Filing fee is $5 except Mayor $10 (makes checks payable to McDowell County Board of Election)

Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Elected seats for the upcoming election include:

Mayor – Old Fort (Rick Hensley) Filing fee ($10)

Alderman- Old Fort (Melvin Lytle, Wayne Stafford)

Mayor – City of Marion (Steve Little) Filing fee ($10)

City Council – (Woody Ayers, Juanita Doggett, Ann Harkey)


For further information please contact Kimberly Welborn, Director at (828) 659-0834.

New Polling Location for Crooked Creek Precinct

The McDowell County Board of Elections adopted a resolution on January 10, 2020 to change the polling place for the Crooked Creek Precinct to the new Crooked Creek Fire Department located at 4503 Bat Cave Road Old Fort, NC 28762.

This change will be effective beginning on the March 3, 2020 Primary election and for all future elections.

If you have any questions please contact Kim Welborn, Director, McDowell County Board of Elections at (828) 659-0834.

Resolution for Polling Place Change

Voter 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.

McDowell Polling Places

McDowell County Polling Locations

McDowell County Voting Precinct Map                                                                                              A large precinct map is located at the McDowell County Board of Elections Office located at 2458 NC 226, Marion

One Stop Locations

McDowell County Board of Elections Office, 2458 NC 226, Mairon, NC

Old Fort Rockett Building, 55 East Main St., Old Fort, NC

Marion #1

Marion Elementary School

209 Roberts Street

Marion, NC 28752

Marion #2

East McDowell Middle School

676 State Street

Marion, NC 28752

Marion #3

Clinchfield Methodist Church

151 Ridge Road

Marion, NC 28752

Marion #4

First Freewill Baptist Fellowship Building

951 Baldwin Avenue

Marion, NC 28752

Marion #5

Cross Mill Church of God Fellowship Building

216 Old NC Hwy 10 W

Marion, NC 28752

Pleasant Gardens #6

Pleasant Gardens Baptist Church Fellowship Building

214 PG Baptist Church Road

Marion, NC 28752

West Marion #7

McDowell Senior Center

100 Spaulding Road

Marion, NC 28752

Crooked Creek #8

Crooked Creek Fire Department

4503 Bat Cave Rd

Old Fort, NC 28762

Dysartsville #9

Dysartsville Fire Department

9184 US Hwy 226 S

Nebo, NC 28761

 Glenwood #10

Glenwood Fire Department

1742 Old US 221 S

Marion, NC 28752

Higgins #11

Highway Patrol Station

3975 US Hwy 226 S

Marion, NC 28752

Montford Cove #12

Sugar Hill Fire Department

8883 Sugar Hill Rd

Marion, NC 28752

Nebo #13

Nebo Elementary School

254 Nebo School Road

Nebo, NC 28761

North Cove #14

Ashford North Cove Fire Department

15640 US Hwy 221 N

Marion, NC 28752

Old Fort #1

Old Fort First Baptist Church Fellowship Building

203 Main Street

Old Fort, NC 28762

Old Fort #2

Old Fort Wesleyan Church Fellowship Building

336 Catawba Avenue

Old Fort, NC 28762

Turkey Cove #17

North Cove Elementary School

401 American Thread Road

Marion, NC 28752

Our Mission

The mission of the McDowell County Board of Elections is to maintain voter registration for the citizens of McDowell County, conduct all elections held in McDowell County fair and completely impartial, to assist persons in filing for office, administer the Campaign Reporting Act, and ensure the enforcement of all election laws of the state of North Carolina.

The Elections Office is responsible for conducting all elections in McDowell County, including municipal, county, state, and  federal elections, as well as special referenda.

Services include:

  • Maintain Voter Registration Records
  • Receive Candidate Filing for General Assembly and local candidates
  • Campaign Finance office for local candidates/committees
  • Provide for Remote Absentee Voting
  • Educate Election Day Officials
  • Provide for Election Day Voting
  • Report Election Day Results to Public and Authorities
  • Evaluate and Improve Election Services
  • Provide Election Reports and Statistical Information

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