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  • You must be properly registered in order to vote in any primary, general or municipal election. Registration is handled by the County Board Of Elections.

    Check your registration using the State’s Voter/Absentee Lookup.

  • The deadline for persons to register in order to be eligible to vote in an election is 5:00 pm on the twenty-fifth day before the election, if submitted in person. If registering by mail, it must be postmarked at least 25 days before the election. A prospective voter must be registered in the county in which he/she resides and must vote in the same county.

  • Registration forms are available at the Board of Elections Office, any Public Library, DMV, town and city halls, various county agencies and via a Printable Registration Form. Forms must be signed and delivered to the BOE Office (by mail or in person).  [Solicitud de Inscripción para Votar en Carolina del Norte]
    Fill out and mail/bring form to:
    Catawba County Board of Elections
    PO Box 132
    Newton, NC 28658
  • The following requirements must be met in order to register:
    • you must be a native-born or naturalized citizen of the U.S.
    • you must be eighteen (18) years of age by Election Day
    • you may vote in a primary at seventeen (17) years of age if you will be eighteen (18) years of age by the next election.
    • If you have been a convicted felon you must have your citizenship restored.
    • you must be a resident in the precinct in which you wish to vote for at least thirty (30) days.

  • You may affiliate with on of the following parties:
    • Democratic
    • Republican
    • Libertarian
    • Unaffiliated
    If you fail to mark a party preference, you will automatically be registered UNAFFILIATED.

  • Upon completeion of registration, your name will be added to the precinct voter list. You will receive a voter registration card informing you of the name and location of your voting place. This card is not necessary for voting.

Amanda Duncan
Board of Elections Director
Phone:(828) 464-2424
Fax: (828)464-9832

Mailing Address:
PO Box 132
Newton, NC 28658

See a map:
map 25 Government Drive
Newton, NC 28658

Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM

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