About Board of Elections
Each County in North Carolina has a Board of Elections. It is a three person board
which is appointed every two years by the State Board of Elections. (Members of
the State Board of Elections are appointed by the Governor.) County Board members
take an oath and begin their two year terms Tuesday following the third Monday in
July in odd-numbered years. No more than two members of the County Board of Elections
shall belong to the same political party.
The Board of Elections is responsible for conducting all elections held in Forsyth
County. The Board administers, locally, State election laws. Principal functions
include establishing election precincts and voting sites, appointing and training
precinct officials, preparing and distributing ballots and voting equipment, canvassing
and certifying the ballots cast in elections, and investigating any voting irregularities.
It maintains voter registration and participation records and provides public information
on voters and elections.
Board of Elections' Members
Linda J. Sutton
Jonathan S. Dills