Elections

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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.


Check Registration verify registration information

Register to Vote* for new voters and anyone moving to a different county [the NC DMV website is the preferred way to register]

Update Registration* use for changes to: name, address, mailing address, party affiliation [the NC DMV website is the preferred way to make changes]

*If you are not a NC DMV customer or do not wish to register online, print and sign a Voter Registration Form [Spanish Version]
New voters and new residents to the county are required to submit the original signed document. Mail to: Board of Elections, PO Box 132, Newton, NC 28658
Current registered voters may submit changes by email, fax or mail which must include image of actual signature.


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2021 ELECTION CALENDAR

Municipal Candidate Filing

2021 Municipal Offices up for Election

Brookford • Catawba • Claremont • Conover • Maiden • Newton

DatesEvent
Noon, July 2 - Noon, July 16Filing for Municipal Elections - Printable list of 2021 municipal seats

Long View • Hickory

NOTE: Long View and Hickory filing may be delayed because of a delay with the US Census.
More information will be posted once received from the State Board of Elections.

DatesEvent
Noon, July 26 - Noon, Aug 13
(subject to change)
Filing for Municipal Elections - Printable list of 2021 municipal seats

School Board Candidate Filing

2021 School Board Offices up for Election

Newton-Conover Schools • Hickory Public Schools

NOTE: city school board filing may be delayed because of a delay with the US Census.
More information will be posted once received from the State Board of Elections.

DatesEvent

Noon, Aug 13 - Sep 3
(Subject to Change)

Filing for Municipal School Elections - Printable list of 2021 school board seats

  • Newton-Conover Schools ends Noon, Sep 3
  • Hickory Public Schools ends 5pm, Sep 3

Election Dates

DatesEvent
Tuesday, Oct 5Hickory Primary (if needed)
Thursday, Oct 14One-Stop Early Voting Begins
Tuesday, Nov 2Municipal and City School Elections

Updated 2/23/2021 - All dates are subject to change


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2022 Elections

Dates are subject to change

2022 Offices up for Election

Candidate Filing begins noon, Dec 6th, 2021 and ends noon, Dec 17th, 2021

Primary - March 8, 2022

Second Primary (if needed)

  • If only State or Local offices: April 26, 2022
  • If Federal offices: May 17, 2022

County School Board Candidate Filing begins noon, Jun 6, 2022 and ends noon, Jul 1, 2022
Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Candidate Filing begins noon, Jun 13 and ends noon, Jul 1, 2022

General Election - November 8, 2022



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Check Your Registration - Use this tool to check if you are registered. If any information needs changing, complete another voter registration form.

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​. ​

On this site, you will be able to:

  • Register to vote (Note: if you move to a new county, you must re-register)
  • Update physical address
  • Update mailing address
  • Update party affiliation

DEADLINE: Registration applications submitted less than 25 days before an election will not be processed until after the election.

Go To NCDMV online voter registration application


If you are not an NCDMV customer, you may:

Catawba County residents may mail these to: Board of Elections, PO Box 132, Newton, NC 28658
(multiple registrations may be enclosed in the same envelope)

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 receive 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 Request to Cancel Voter Registration.

Is the person deceased? We need a signed Notice of Deceased Voter form completed by a near relative in order to remove their name.

Thank you for helping us keep the registration rolls accurate.

Update on Photo ID


Currently, photo ID is not required to vote in NC.

  • This page will be updated as new information becomes available from the State Board of Elections.
  • More information on Voter Photo ID requirements is available on the State BOE website: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voter-ID. Phone: (919) 814-0744.