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.
NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION SERVICE
Online registration applications are available for NCDMV customers for free. This service is offered through a partnership between the NC Division of Motor Vehicles and the NC State Board of Elections.
- Register to vote (Note: if you move to a new county, you must re-register)
- Update physical address
- Update mailing address
- Update party affiliation
Registration applications submitted less than 25 days before an election will not be processed until after the election.
[Current Catawba County deadline for all registration applications: 5pm, Oct 9, 2020]
Federal, State, Judicial, County, and County School Board Elections
Candidates for Catawba County School Board,
Choose the Election Year to view campaign finance documents for candidates
New US Congressional Maps are now available on our Maps Page.
PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY - Tuesday, March 3rd
Candidates in the Primary--only the winners move on to the November Election
2nd Primary (if needed) - Tues, April 21, 2020 [or May 12, 2020 if a Federal race is in the runoff]
NO SECOND PRIMARY
Catawba County School Board - 3 Seats
- Filing for Catawba County School Board Begins - Mon, June 1, 2020, noon
- Filing for Catawba County School Board Ends - Mon, July 6, 2020, noon (Note: BOE office will be closed Friday, Jul 3)
Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors - 1 Seat
- 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)
Note: Dates are subject to change
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.)
Candidates in Nov 3rd General - Winners of the 2020 Primary will be added to this list once determined.
- Delivery Begins for Absentee-by-Mail Ballots - Friday, Sep 4, 2020 [Requests may be submitted now]
- Voter Registration Deadline ["Books Close"] - Friday, Oct 9, 2020, 5PM (hand-delivered or postmarked) [Voters must be registered by this date to vote on Election Day]
- One-Stop Early Voting Begins - Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 [Residents not registered to vote may do so and vote ONLY at a One-Stop location with proof of residency]
- One-Stop Early Voting Ends - Satruday, Oct 31, 2020, 3PM
- Absentee-by-Mail Ballot Requests End - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020, 5PM [Request must be in the office]
- Presidential Election - Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020, 6:30AM - 7:30PM
Important Update on Photo ID
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
NEW voters to the county
UPDATES may be Emailed or Faxed
Deadline: 5pm, Oct 9, 2020
NCDMV customers may
Deadline: 5pm, Oct 9, 2020
Applications submitted after
Absentee-by-Mail Request Form
Mail to: PO Box 132
Deadline: 5pm, Oct 27, 2020