Board of Elections
Board Meeting Dates & Time
The Gaston County Board of Elections meets every third Tuesday of the month.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- James W Ragan (D), Chair
- Sheena Amos (R), Secretary
- Daniel O’Shea (D), Member
- Helen O'Daly (R), Member
- Chris Thomason (D), Member
Each County in North Carolina has a Board of Elections. It is a five person board in which 4 members are appointed every two years by the State Board of Elections with the Chairman being appointed by the governor.
The local political parties will submit three names to the State political party chairman. North Carolina General Statute 163-30 states "The State chairman of each political party shall have the right to recommend to the State Board of Elections three registered voters in each county for appointment to the board of elections for that county. If such recommendations are received by the Board 15 or more days before the last Tuesday in June, and each two years thereafter, it shall be the duty of the State Board of Elections to appoint the county boards from the names thus recommended."
Once appointed, 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 oversees the functions of our offices and hires a Director to administer all duties.