Election Calendar

2019 Municipal and City School Board Elections

Absentee-by-Mail beginsFri, Oct 4 (or when ballots are available)*
Registration Deadline (Books Close)Fri, Oct 11, 5pm
One-Stop Early Voting BeginsWed, Oct 16
Last day to request an absentee ballot by mailTue, Oct 29 - 5pm
One-Stop Early Voting EndsFri, Nov 1
Election DayTue, Nov 5, 6:30am - 7:30pm
CanvassFri, Nov 15, 11am

NOTE: If more than two people file for a Hickory Ward seat, a Hickory Primary will be held October 8th.
The need for the Hickory Primary will not be known until Candidate Filing closes on July 19th, 2019.

*If there is a Hickory Primary, Absentee Ballots for the November election
will not be available until after Canvass of the Primary. (~Oct 16)

Candidate Filing for 2020 Election BeginsDec 2, Noon
Candidate Filing for 2020 Eleciton EndsDec 20, Noon

Dates are Subject to Change. Updated 2/12/2019

Printable 2019 Election Calendar

July 2019
Jul 4Office Closed - Independence Day
Jul 5, noonFiling Begins for Municipal Offices
Jul 19, noonFiling Ends for Municipal Offices

August 2019
Aug 16, noonFiling Begins for Municipal School Boards

September 2019
Sep 2Office Closed - Labor Day
Sep 6, noonFiling Ends for Newton-Conover School Board
Sep 6, 5pmFiling Ends for Hickory Public School Board
Sep 6 Absentee-by-Mail Begins for Hickory Primary (if needed)
Sep 18 One-Stop Begins for Hickory Primary (if needed)
Sep 16Political signs may be placed in DOT right-of-way starting 30 days before One-Stop being

October 2019
Oct 4Absentee-by-Mail begins for November election
(If there is a Hickory Primary, ballots will be sent once available)
Oct 5 One-Stop Ends for Hickory Primary (if needed)
Oct 8, 6:30am-7:30 pmHickory Primary (if needed)
Oct 16One-Stop Begins for November Election
Oct 18, 11amCanvass of Hickory Primary (may be moved to Oct 14)

November 2019
Nov 2, 1pmOne-Stop Ends for November Election
Nov 5, 6:30am-7:30pmMunicipal and School Elections
Nov 15Political signs must be removed within 10 days after the election
Nov 15, 11amCanvass of Municipal and School Elections
Nov 28-29Office Closed - Thanksgiving

December 2019
Dec 2, noonCandidate Filing Begins for 2020 Election
Dec 20, noonCandidate Filing Ends for 2020 Election
Dec 23-25Office Closed - Christmas

Dates are subject to change. Updated 7/09/2019

Printable 2020 Elections Calendar

January 2020

Jan 13Absentee-by-Mail Voting Begins
Jan 20Office Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

February 2020

Feb 7Voter Registration Deadline (Books Close)
Feb 12One-Stop Begins
Feb 25, 5pmDeadline to request Absentee-by-Mail ballot
Feb 29, 1pmOne-Stop Ends

March 2020
Mar 3, 6:30am - 7:30pmPresidential Primary
Mar 13County Canvass

April 2020
Apr 10Office Closed - Good Friday
Apr 21 (if needed)Second Primary if runoff does NOT include a Federal race

May 2020
May 12 (if needed)Second Primary if runoff INCLUDES a Federal race
May 25Office Closed - Memorial Day

June 2020
Jun 1, noonFiling begins for Catawba County School Board
Jun 8, noonFiling begins for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors

July 2020
Thursday, Jul 2, 5pmFiling ends for School Board and Soil & Water Conservation
Friday, Jul 3Office Closed - Independence Day

August 2020
(nothing scheduled at this time)

September 2020
Sep 4Absentee-by-Mail ballots available to send out
Sep 7Office Closed - Labor Day

October 2020
Oct 9, 5pmBooks Close - Deadline to register and vote on election day Nov 6th
Oct 14One-Stop early voting begins for registered voters and residents wishing to register and vote.
Residents may go to any of the One-Stop locations.
Oct 27, 5pmLast day to request an Absentee-by-Mail ballot
Oct 31, 1pmOne-Stop early voting ends

November 2020
Nov 3, 5pmDeadline for Absentee-by-Mail (returned to office by hand -or- postmarked)
Nov 3, 6:30am-7:30pmGeneral Election - registered voters must vote at their assigned precinct's polling location
Nov 13, 11amCounty Canvass
Nov 26-27Office Closed - Thanksgiving

December 2020
Dec 23-25Office Closed - Christmas

Dates are subject to Change. Updated 2/12/2019