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.
Registration Form - Use this form to register, change name or address, change party affiliation. (Print, sign, and send to BOE office)
2018 Candidate List - Partial list of November Candidates. List will be finalized after State Canvass in mid-July. (updated: 7/02/2018)
Campaign Finance Reports - Reports for current year's candidates
Partisan Primary - May 2018
|Absentee Ballots Available||Tue, Mar 19|
|Registration Deadline (Books Close)||Fri, Apr 13, 5pm|
|One-Stop Early Voting Begins||Thur, April 19 - 8am|
|Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail||Tue, May 1 - 5pm|
|One-Stop Early Voting Ends||Sat, May 5 - 1pm|
|Election Day||Tue, May 8, 6:30am - 7:30pm|
|Canvass||Fri, May 18, 11am|
General Election - November 2018
|Absentee Ballots Available||Fri, Sep 7|
|Registration Deadline (Books Close)||Fri, Oct 12, 5pm|
|One-Stop Early Voting Begins||Wed, Oct 17, 7am|
|Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail||Tue, Oct 30 by 5pm|
|One-Stop Early Voting Ends||Sat, Nov 3 (time of closing to be deteremined)|
|Election Day||Tue, Nov 6, 6:30am - 7:30pm|
|Canvass||Fri, Nov 16, 11am|
On the Ballot
The November Genereal Election ballot contains Federal, State, Judicial, County, and Catawba County School Board races. There are 6 NC Constitutional Amendments, and Town of Long View residents have a Mixed Beverage referendum.
One-Stop Early Voting
One-Stop voting begins Wednesday, Oct 17 at 7am. Residents of Catawba County (registered voters and those not yet registered) my go to any of the 5 locations. Early voting ends Saturday, Nov 3 at 1pm. If you are an unregistered resident of Catawba County (as of Oct 12th) you may register and vote at the same time at a One-Stop site--identificatoin showing your Catawba Co residence address is required.
Hours | Locations | More information on voting early
Any registered voter may request a ballot by mail. You may now begin submitting applications for a mail-in ballot. more information
On Tuesday, Nov 6th, polls open at 6:30 am and close at 7:30 pm. Registered Catawba County voters must go to the precinct designated for their residential address 30 days before the election (where you were living on Oct 7, 2018). If you are not registered to vote in Catawba county by Oct 12, you are not eligabel to vote election day.
More Information | List of Precincts | Where's my precinct?
May 8, 2018 Primary Election Results
2018 Primary Results - link to SBOE interactive election results
Catawba County Official Results - PDF of Catawba County results (includes results by Precinct)
Election results for Catawba County were finalized at canvass on Friday, May 18th, 11am
Statewide results will be finalized mid-July.