Cherokee County

Board of Elections


  • Gary Kilpatrick, Chairman
  • Charles Hoesch, Board Member
  • Shelley Debty, Board Member
  • Sandy Solesbee, Board Member
  • Craig Allen, Secretary

The Board of Elections now consists of five members. Three Democrats and two republicans each elected to a two year term.


The goal of the Cherokee County Board of Elections is to provide lawful, efficient, and timely execution of all elections. Our objective is to strive toward a progressive election process that meets every measure of the law as well as the demands of the 21st Century. We aim to provide fair elections for the Federal Government, the State of North Carolina, and Cherokee County. For more information on local and State Elections please visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.



The Board of Elections holds it’s regular monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 4:00 pm in the Board of Elections office. 40 Peachtreee Street Murphy NC. If you would like to be put on the agenda for a meeting please call our office at 828-837-6670. 


Absentee Meetings: Absentee Meetings for the upcoming General election will be held at the Board of Elections office at 40 Peachtree St. (Meeting Time TBA)

Tuesday October 4th

Tuesday October 11th

Tuesday October 18th

Tuesday October 25th

Tuesday November 1st

Monday November 7th

As always all Board Meetings are open to the public!

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Dates to Remember:

The filing period for Soil and Water has been extended to Monday July 11 at noon. The Fee is $5

Filing will take place at the Board of Elections Office located at 40 Peachtree St.