Elections

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The Catawba County Board of Elections

is committed to efficiently conducting fair, honest, and impartial elections so that all qualified Catawba County citizens may exercise their right to vote.

The office conducts local elections, operates voting sites, maintains voter registration lists and handles numerous aspects of election administration. The Catawba County Board of Elections works in conjunction with the State Board of Elections office to ensure that elections are conducted lawfully and fairly.


2020 ELECTIONS

Federal, State, Judicial, County, and County School Board Elections

Primary: March 3, 2020
Presidential Election: November 3, 2020

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Filing Ends Noon, Fri, Dec 20
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Printable 2020 Elections Calendar


CANDIDATE FILING - 2020 Primary

  • Candidate Filing Begins - Monday, Dec 2, 2019, noon
  • Candidate Filing Ends - Friday, Dec 20, 2019, noon

Any person who has filed a notice of candidacy for an office has the right to withdraw it at any time prior to the close of business on the third business day prior to the date on which the right to file for that office expires. The deadline for withdrawal of notice of candidacy for the Primary filing period is Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

Withdrawal of Notice of Candidacy [PDF]


PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION!

In a Primary election, you may only vote the party's ballot of which you are registered.
If you are UNAFFILIATED, you may chose one of the following party's ballot: DEM, REP, LIB.

You may NOT change your political affiliation at the polls.

Check your registration NOW
If you wish to change your party affiliation or other information on your record,
the deadline to do so is 5pm, Feb 7th, 2020. Complete a new registration form and mail to the BOE office.

Mail to: PO Box 132, Newton, NC 28658

By law, if making a party change, the original signed document MUST be received by the BOE Office.


One-Stop Early Voting Begins - Thur, Feb 13, 2020, 8:00 am [printable One-Stop schedule]

  • Weekdays 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Saturdays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sundays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

One-Stop Early Voting Ends - Sat, Feb 29, 2020, 3:00 pm


Presidential Primary - Tues, March 3, 2020
Note: 17-year-olds may vote in a primary election if they will turn 18 on or before the general election (Nov 3, 2020)


2nd Primary (if needed) - Tues, April 21, 2020 [or May 12, 2020 if a Federal race is in the runoff]


CANDIDATE FILING - School Board and Soil and Water Conservation

  • Filing for Catawba County School Board Begins - Mon, June 1, 2020, noon
  • Filing for Catawba County School Board Ends - Thur, July 6, 2020, noon (Note: BOE office will be closed Friday, Jul 3)
  • Filing for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors Begins - Mon, June 8, 2020, noon
  • Filing for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors Ends - Mon, July 6, 2020, noon (Note: BOE office will be closed Friday, Jul 3)

Any person who has filed a notice of candidacy for an office has the right to withdraw it at any time prior to the close of business on the third business day prior to the date on which the right to file for that office expires. The deadline for withdrawal of notice of candidacy for the Primary filing period is Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Note that by statute, filing ends July 3rd; however, the office is closed that day in celebration of Independence Day.)


PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

One-Stop Early Voting Begins - Thur, Oct 15, 2020
One-Stop Early Voting Ends - Sat, Oct 31, 2020, 3pm

Presidential Election - Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020

Dates and times are subject to change.

UOCAVA Notice for the March 3, 2020 Election - voting information for uniformed and overseas citizens


If you are registered as Unaffiliated and interested in running please read this document: Information for Unaffiliated Candidates in 2020

thumbnail image of PDF Flyer on photo ID requirements for the 2020 elections.

More information on Voter Photo ID requirements is available on the State BOE website: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voter-ID

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Voter Photo ID begins in 2020

  • Beginning in 2020, North Carolina voters will be required to provide photo identification when voting in-person or absentee-by-mail, with some exceptions. more details
  • Don't have a NC Drivers License, Permit, NC DMV Non-Operator ID card, US Passport, or other acceptable forms of Photo ID?
    The Board of Elections Office can issue a free Voter Photo ID Card if you are a registered voter. Complete a Voter ID Card Request Form (forms also available in the office) and bring to your county's Board of Elecitons office during regular office hours until the Friday before the election (deadline for the Presidential Primary is Feb 29, 2020).

If you received a Voter Card (or other type of mail from us) for someone that does not live at that address, please write on the mailing: "NOT AT THIS ADDRESS," and put a line through the barcode if there is one below the address. Place back in your mailbox for the postal service to return to us.
No postage is necessary.

You may later recieve another card from us for this person; please return it, also. Once we receive two returned voter cards, the voter's status will be either "denied" or "inactive" (if inactive, they will have to verbally verify their address if they come to vote). By law, In order for us to remove the voter from your address, we need their signature, or notification from another county or state that they have registered to vote elsewhere. A person may remove themselves by completing a Voter Removal Form.

Is the person deceased? We need a signed Deceased Voter document from a near relative in order to remove their name.

Thank you for helping us keep the registration rolls accurate.

Frequently Used Forms

Voter Registration Form

[Absentee-by-mail Request Form]

2020 FORM COMING SOON

Voter Photo ID Card Request Form