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.
PUBLIC SEMINARS - New 2020 Voter Photo ID Law
Catawba County Board of Elections will be hosting two informational sessions this summer to discuss the Voter ID Law going into effect in 2020. The sessions are free and open to the public. Members of the NC State Board of Elections will present the information and will answer any questions you may have concerning the new Voter Photo ID law.
|Thur, Jun 20, 6pm||Patrick Beaver Memorial Library||375 3rd St, NE, Hickory|
|Thur, Aug 22, 6pm||Newton Main Library||115 West C St, Newton|
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More information is available on the State BOE website: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voter-ID
Municipal & City School Board Elections 2019
Municipal Candidate Filing Begins - Friday, July 5, 2019, noon
Municipal Candidate Filing Ends - Friday, July 19, 2019, noon
City School Board Filing Begins - Friday, August 16, 2019, noon
City School Board Filing Ends - Friday, September 6, 2019 (noon for Newton-Conover, 5pm for Hickory)
Hickory Primary (if needed) - Tuesday, Oct 8, 6:30am-7:30pm
2019 Municipal & School Elections - Tuesday, Nov 5, 6:30am-7:30pm
Photo ID is NOT REQUIRED for elections in 2019.
Interested in running for an office? Read over the Questions and Answers on starting a Candidate Campaign Committee.
Begins Friday, Jul 5, noon
Ends Friday, Jul 19, noon
City School Boards Filing
Hickory Public Schools Seats:
Begins Friday, Aug 16, noon
Ends Friday, Sep 6, 5pm
Newton/Conover Schools Seats:
Begins Friday, Aug 16, noon
Ends Friday, Sep 6, noon
Interested in running for an office? Find more information here.
Federal, State, Judicial, County, and County School Board Elections 2020
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
Organized Campaign Committees
Search - Organized Committees - Choose the Election Year
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).
Note: Dates are subject to change.
Frequently Used Forms
|Voter Registration Form||Absentee-by-mail Request Form||Voter Photo ID Card Request Form|