Tuesday, Oct 8th Hickory Primary for Hickory Wards 1, 2, and 3. Results are available here: https://er.ncsbe.gov/?election_dt=10/08/2019.

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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.


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2019 Municipal & City School Board Elections

Tuesday, November 5th

Printable 2019 Elections Calendar

Voters residing within a city or town or living within a city school disctirct may participate in the November 5th election.

2019 Municipal Candidates

Sample Ballot

Municipal Candidates on November 5th ballot.

Town of Brookford Aldermen (Vote for 2)

  • Eric Biter
  • Bill McGregor
  • Sue Noblitt
  • Avery Schronce
  • Evelyn Fisher Yount

Voters living in the Hickory Public School District will also vote on the At-Large School Board race.

Sample Ballot

Municipal Candidates on November 5th ballot.

Town of Catawba Mayor (Vote for 1)

  • Donald (Duck) Robinson

Town of Catawba Councilmen (Vote for 2)

  • Donald (Donnie) Allen
  • Colleen Anderson
  • Amanda Drum Stewart
  • Carroll Yount

Sample Ballot

Municipal Candidates on November 5th ballot.

City of Claremont Councilmen (Vote for 3)

  • Lee Miller
  • David B. Morrow
  • David J. Pruitt
  • Chris Reese
  • M. Dale Sherrill

Sample Ballot

Municipal Candidates on November 5th ballot.

City of Conover Councilmen (Vote for 3)

  • Don A. Beal
  • Bruce R. Eckard
  • Timothy E. Garrison
  • Kyle J. Hayman
  • Brenda J. Powell
  • Tim Settlemyre

Voters living in the Newton-Conover School District will also vote on the School Board race.

Municipal Candidates on November 5th ballots.
All Hickory City voters will vote on all three of the following races

City of Hickory Alderman Ward 1 (Vote for 1)

  • Carmen Eckard
  • Tony Wood

City of Hickory Alderman Ward 2 (Vote for 1)

  • Ernie Masche
  • Charlotte Williams

City of Hickory Alderman Ward 3 (Vote for 1)

  • Nathan Hefner
  • Danny Seaver

Voters living in the Hickory Public School District will vote on the At-Large School Board race.
Voters in School Wards 4 and 6 will also vote for their respective School Ward race.


Do all registered Hickory City voters get to vote in the City of Hickory elections?

Hickory is split into 6 Wards. The City Council is made up of 1 Alderman from each of the 6 Wards.

If more than 2 candidates file for office for a particular Ward (or Mayor), a Hickory Primary will be held in October--the top two vote-getters will move on to the November election.

  • In a Hickory Primary, ONLY the registered voters living in that Ward are allowed to vote in that Ward's contest. If the Mayor's race is in the Primary, all registered residents may vote on that race.
  • In the November municipal election, ALL registered Hickory voters vote on ALL Hickory Ward contests.

The start of the 4-year terms of office for Aldermen are split:
Wards 1, 2, & 3 are elected in the same year while Wards 4, 5, & 6 will be on the ballot 2 years later. The Mayor's term coincides with Wards 4, 5 & 6.

Note: Parts of Ward 5 are in Burke County. Hickory City Ward 5 voters residing in Burke County are required to vote in Burke County.


Long View Sample Ballots

Ward 1Ward 3Ward 4

Municipal Candidates on November 5th ballots.
Election is only for Long View voters living in wards 1, 3, and 4.
Voters will recive a ballot for their specific ward (containing one of the three below).

Town of Long View Alderman Ward 1 (Vote for 1)

  • Randall Mays

Town of Long View Alderman Ward 3 (Vote for 1)

  • Thurman VanHorn

Town of Long View Alderman Ward 4 (Vote for 1)

  • David Elder

Voters living in the Hickory Public School District will also vote on the At-Large School Board race.

Sample Ballot

Municipal Candidates on November 5th ballot.

Town of Maiden Mayor (Vote for 1)

  • Max Bumgarner, Jr.
  • Zane R. Hudson

Town of Maiden Councilmen (Vote for 3)

  • Richard Fox
  • Danny Lee Kiser
  • Beth Poovey Rudisill
  • Bob Sigmon
  • Ronnie K. Williams

What are the terms of office for Maiden elected officials?

The Mayor serves a 2-year term. The two councilmen receiving the highest votes will serve a 4-year term. The councilman receiving the 3rd highest number of votes serves a 2-year term.


Sample Ballot

Municipal Candidates on November 5th ballot.

City of Newton Mayor (Vote for 1)

  • Eddie Haupt
  • Al Hoover
  • Jeremy Petty
  • John M. Stiver

Town of Newton Council (Vote for 3)

  • Jody M. Dixon
  • Laddie H. Ford, Jr.
  • Jerry T. Hodge
  • J. Mike Honeycutt
  • Roy Johnson
  • Mary Bess Lawing
  • Yerby Ray
  • Rick Settlemyre
  • Addie Shuford
  • Beverly Danner Stull

Voters living in the Newton-Conover School District will also vote on the School Board race.


City School Board Elections

2019 City School Board Candidates

School Boards - Sample Ballots

Hickory Public SchoolsNewton-Conover Schools
Ward 4Ward 6At-LargeNewton DistrictConover District

School Ward 4 Voters will vote for 1 candidate on the November 5th ballot.

  • Mike B. Heard

School Ward 6 Voters will vote for 1 candidate on the November 5th ballot.

  • Aaron Kohrs
  • Amy Monroe

All Hickory Public Schools Voters will vote for 1 At-Large candidate on the November 5th ballot.

At-Large Candidates:

  • Bryan D. Graham

Newton-Conover Schools Voters in the Conover District will vote for 2 candidates on the November 5th ballot.

  • Jeanne C. Jarrett
  • Mark W. Pennell

Newton-Conover Schools Voters in the Newton District will vote for 1 candidate on the November 5th ballot.

  • Jim Stockner

2019 Municipal and Schools Election Calendar

Printable 2019 Elections Calendar

One-Stop Early Voting Begins: Wednesday, Oct 16, 8am (Weekdays 8am-5pm; closed Saturdays and Sundays)
One-Stop Early Voting Ends: Friday, Nov 1, 5pm


2019 Municipal & School Elections - Tuesday, Nov 5, 6:30am-7:30pm


Municipal and Schools One-Stop Early Voting

Locations:

  • Catawba County Main Library - 115 West 'C' St, Newton 28658
  • Highland Recreation Center - 1451 8th St Dr, NE, Hickory 28601

Time: Weekday 8am-5pm (Closed Saturdays and Sundays)

  • Begins: Wednesday, Oct 16, 8am
  • Ends: Friday, Nov 1, 5pm

Municipal and City School Election Day - Tuesday, Nov 5

ONLY municipal or city school residents that are registered to vote on or before Friday, Oct 11, 2019 may vote at their designated precinct from 6:30am to 7:30pm on Election day. See the list below for correct voting locations as precincts 9, 21, 23, 24, 27, and 29 are located at temporary sites for this election.

PRECINCT# VOTERS JURISDICTIONSPRECINCT VOTING SITES FOR THIS ELECTION - 6:30am-7:30pm
04 Brookford749Hickory, BrookfordBrookford Town Hall, 1700 S Center St, Hickory
05 Catawba455CatawbaCatawba Baptist Church, 102 1st St SW, Catawba
06 Claremont1,840Claremont, ConoverClaremont City Hall, 3288 E Main St, Claremont
07 Conover West2,967Conover, HickoryFaith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 439 7th St Pl SW, Conover
08 Conover East2,437ConoverConover Station, 403 Conover Station SE, Conover
09 East Maiden386MaidenMaiden Community Center, 207 E Klutz St, Maiden
10 E Newton576NewtonNewton Recreation Center, 23 S Brady Ave, Newton
11 College Park1,079HickorySt. Andrews Lutheran Church, 629 8th St NE, Hickory
12 Kenworth1,569HickoryChrist Luthean Church, 324 2nd Ave SE, Hickory
13 Greenmont1,560HickoryWestmont Senior Center, 1316 Main Ave Dr, NW, Hickory
14 Oakwood1,448HickoryHoly Trinity Lutheran Church, 547 6th St NW, Hickory
15 Ridgeview756HickoryBrown-Penn Center, 735 3rd St SW, Hickory
16 Highland2,384HickoryHighland Recreation Center, 1451 8th St Dr NE, Hickory
17 Long View N1,597Long View, HickoryBethel Methodist Church, 80 28th St NW, Hickory
19 Long View S1,062Long ViewChrist United Baptist Church, 1131 33rd St SW, Hickory
20 Maiden1,591MaidenMaiden Community Center, 207 E Klutz St, Maiden
21 Monogram5CatawbaCatawba Baptist Church, 102 1st St SW, Catawba
22 Mt Olive892Newton, ConoverMt Olive Lutheran Church, 2103 Mt Olive Ch Rd, Newton
23 Mtn View 1474Hickory, BrookfordBrookford Town Hall, 1700 S Center St, Hickory
24 Mtn View 2291HickoryBrookford Town Hall, 1700 S Center St, Hickory
25 N Newton1,937NewtonAbernethy Memorial UMC, 111 W 13th St, Newton
26 Oakland Heights1,716HickoryResurrection International Church, 2010 Clement Blvd NW, Hickory
27 Oxford50ConoverClaremont City Hall, 3288 E Main St, Claremont
28 St Stephens 1799Hickory, ConoverChrist Church Northside, 2350 Springs Rd NE, Hickory [NEW LOCATION]
29 St Stephens 2275HickorySt. Stephen's Lutheran ELCA (Springs Rd beside CVS), 2259 12th Ave NE, Hickory
30 Sandy Ridge2,543HickorySt. Stephen's Lutheran ELCA (Springs Rd beside CVS), 2259 12th Ave NE, Hickory
32 S Newton1,567Newton, MaidenGrace Reform United Church, 117 East ‘J’ St, Newton
33 Springs1,364Hickory, ConoverMt. Zion Lutheran Church, 4420 County Home Rd, Conover
34 Startown1,387Newton, Hickory, MaidenSt. Paul's Reformed Church, 3562 Startown Rd, Newton
35 Sweetwater1,258HickoryNew Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 2120 Startown Rd, Hickory
36 Viewmont 12,003HickorySt. Lukes United Methodist Church, 52 16th Ave NW, Hickory
37 Viewmont 22,369HickoryMt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2780 N Center St (Hwy 127), Hickory
38 Falling Creek2,714HickoryLakeview Baptist Church, 4080 N Center St (Hwy 127), Hickory
39 Northwest2,170HickoryNeil Clark Recreation Center, 3404 6th St Dr NW, Hickory
40 W Newton1,361NewtonCatawba County Main Library, 115 West ‘C’ St, Newton

Note: the number of registered voters changes on a daily basis. This table reflects statistics as of July 2019.

Polling locations highlighted in green are temporary transfers from the precinct's normal polling site since the number of eligable voters is low for this election.

UOCAVA Notice - Nov 2019 Election - Official Election Notice for Uniformed and Overseas Citizens detailing Catawba County's November 5th, 2019 Municipal and City School Board Elections. Military and Overseas Citizans may request an absentee ballot via www.FVAP.gov.

2019 Hickory Primary

Tuesday, October 8th

Printable 2019 Elections Calendar

Hickory Voters in Wards 1, 2, and 3 will have a primary on October 8th. You must reside in the Ward to vote in that Ward's primary election.

2019 Hickory Primary Candidates

Sample Ballots are now available by searching your name via the State Board of Elections voter lookup tool. [Ward 1] [Ward 2] [Ward 3]

Ward 1 Voters will vote for 1 candidate. Top two vote-getters will move on to the November 5th municipal ballot.

Candidates on Hickory Primary Ballot for Ward 1:

  • Carmen Eckard
  • Dustin Strickland
  • Tony Wood

Sample Ballot Ward 1

Ward 2 Voters will vote for 1 candidate. Top two vote-getters will move on to the November 5th municipal ballot.

Candidates on Hickory Primary Ballot for Ward 2:

  • Ernie Masche
  • Louis Wetmore
  • Charlotte Williams

Sample Ballot Ward 2

Ward 3 Voters will vote for 1 candidate. Top two vote-getters will move on to the November 5th municipal ballot.

Candidates on Hickory Primary Ballot for Ward 3:

  • Nathan Hefner
  • Daria Jackson
  • Danny Seaver

Sample Ballot Ward 3


Hickory Primary One-Stop Early Voting

Location: Highland Recreation Center - 1451 8th St Dr, NE, Hickory 28601
Time: Sep 18-Oct 4. Weekdays 8am-5pm (Closed Saturdays and Sundays)

  • 409 voters (3.1%) cast their ballots at the One-Stop

  • 2 voters submitted ballots by mail

Hickory is split into 6 Wards. The City Council is made up of 1 Alderman from each of the 6 Wards.

If more than 2 candidates file for office for a particular Ward (or Mayor), a Hickory Primary will be held in October--the top two vote-getters will move on to the November election.

  • In a Hickory Primary, ONLY the registered voters living in that Ward are allowed to vote in that Ward's contest. If the Mayor's race is in the Primary, all registered residents may vote on that race.
  • In the November municipal election, ALL registered Hickory voters vote on ALL Hickory Ward contests.

The start of the 4-year terms of office for Aldermen are split:
Wards 1, 2, & 3 are elected in the same year while Wards 4, 5, & 6 will be on the ballot 2 years later. The Mayor's term coincides with Wards 4, 5 & 6.

Note: Parts of Ward 5 are in Burke County. Hickory City Ward 5 voters residing in Burke County are required to vote in Burke County.


Hickory Primary Election Day - Tuesday, Oct 8

ONLY residents in Hickory Wards 1, 2, and 3 that are registered to vote on or before Friday, Sep 13, 2019 may vote at their designated precinct from 6:30am to 7:30pm on Primary Election day. See the list below for correct voting locations as precincts 7, 23, 29, and 34 are located at temporary sites for this election.

PRECINCT# VOTERS HICKORY WARDSPRECINCT VOTING SITES FOR THIS ELECTION - 6:30am-7:30pm
07 Conover West5Ward 3New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 2120 Startown Rd
11 College Park982Ward 1St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 629 8th St NE
12 Kenworth514Ward 3Christ Luthean Church, 324 2nd Ave SE
16 Highland2,350Wards 1 & 3Highland Recreation Center, 1451 8th St Dr NE
23 Mtn View 121Ward 3New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 2120 Startown Rd
28 St Stephens 1771Ward 3Christ Church Northside, 2350 Springs Rd NE [NEW LOCATION]
29 St Stephens 2279Ward 2St. Stephen's Lutheran ELCA (Springs Rd beside CVS), 2259 12th Ave NE
30 Sandy Ridge495Wards 2 & 3St. Stephen's Lutheran ELCA (Springs Rd beside CVS), 2259 12th Ave NE
33 Springs989Ward 2Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 4420 County Home Rd, Conover
34 Startown38Ward 3New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 2120 Startown Rd
35 Sweetwater1,058Ward 3New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 2120 Startown Rd
37 Viewmont 21,508Ward 1Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2780 N Center St (Hwy 127)
38 Falling Creek2,682Ward 2Lakeview Baptist Church, 4080 N Center St (Hwy 127)
39 Northwest1,474Ward 2Neil Clark Recreation Center, 3404 6th St Dr NW

Note: the official number of eligible registered voters for the Oct 8th, 2019 Primary is 13,166.

Polling locations highlighted in green are temporary transfers from the precinct's normal polling site since the number of eligable voters is low for this election.

UOCAVA Election Notice - Hickory Primary - Official Election Notice for Uniformed and Overseas Citizens detailing Catawba County's October 8th, 2019 Hickory City Primary Elections. Military and Overseas Citizans may request an absentee ballot via www.FVAP.gov.

Federal, State, Judicial, County, and County School Board Elections 2020

2020 Offices Up For Election Filing Begins Noon, Monday, Dec 2, 2019

Printable 2020 Elections Calendar

Candidate Filing Begins - Monday, December 2, 2019
Candidate Filing Ends - Friday, December 20, 2019


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

2nd Primary (if needed) - Tuesday, April 21, 2020 [or May 12, 2020 if Federal races in the runoff]


Filing for Catawba County School Board Begins - Monday, June 1, 2020, noon
Filing for Catawba County School Board Ends - Friday, July 3, 2020, noon


Filing for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors Begins - Monday, June 8, 2020, noon
Filing for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors Ends - Thursday, July 2, 2020, noon


Presidential Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020


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

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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

  • PHOTO ID IS NOT REQUIRED FOR 2019 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
  • 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 FormAbsentee-by-mail Request FormVoter Photo ID Card Request Form