Elections

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.


Interested in running for an office? Find more information here.

List of 2019 Organized Committees [Search reports by year]

Municipal & City School Board Elections 2019

Tuesday, Nov 5, 6:30am-7:30pm

[If needed: Hickory Primary - Tuesday, Oct 8, 6:30am-7:30pm]

Interested in running for an office? Read over the Questions and Answers on starting a Candidate Campaign Committee.


Municipal Filing

2019 Offices Up For ElectionPrintable PDF

  • Brookford - 2 Aldermen seats
  • Catawba - 1 Mayor, 2 Councilmen seats
  • Claremont - 3 Councilmen seats
  • Conover - 3 Councilmen seats
  • Hickory - 3 Aldermen seats (Wards 1, 2, 3)
  • Long View - 3 Aldermen seats (Wards 1, 3, 4)
  • Maiden - 1 Mayor, 3 Councilmen seats
  • Newton - 1 Mayor, 3 Council seats

Begins Friday, Jul 5, noon

Ends Friday, Jul 19, noon

Hickory filing Fee: $12

All others: $5


City School Boards Filing

Hickory Schools Seats:

  • Ward 4
  • Ward 6
  • At-Large Seat

Begins Friday, Aug 16, noon

Ends Friday, Sep 6, 5pm

Filing Fee: $5

Newton/Conover Schools Seats:

  • 1 seat - Newton District
  • 2 seats - Conover District

Begins Friday, Aug 16, noon

Ends Friday, Sep 6, noon

Filing Fee: $5

OFFICIAL NOV 2018 ELECTION CANVASS RESULTS

View 2018 candidates' Campaign Finance Reports.


Official Catawba County Election Results

Click here for Catawba County Election Results - PDF reports of votes by Catawba County voters (2002 to Current)


Interactive Results for Catawba County (NCSBE Website)

Events for 2020 Election

Printable 2020 Elections Calendar

Candidate Filing Begins - Monday, December 2, 2019

Candidate Filing Ends - Friday, December 20, 2019

Presidential Primary - Tuesday, March 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 Noon, Monday, June 1, 2020 (Ends Noon, Friday, July 3, 2020)

Filing for Catawba County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors - Begins Noon, Monday, June 8, 2020 (Ends Noon, Friday, July 3, 2020)

Presidential Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020

2020 Offices Up For ElectionPrintable PDF