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.

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Results are not final until Nov 15th

2019 Municipal Early Voting Turnout updated 11/01/2019 7:25 pm


Federal, State, Judicial, County, and County School Board Elections

Primary: March 3, 2020
Presidential Election: November 3, 2020

2020 Offices Up For Election Filing Begins Noon, Mon, Dec 2, 2019

Printable 2020 Elections Calendar


  • Candidate Filing Begins - Monday, Dec 2, 2019
  • Candidate Filing Ends - Friday, Decr 20, 2019


One-Stop Early Voting Begins - Thur, Feb 13, 2020
One-Stop Early Voting Ends - Sat, Feb 29, 2020, 3pm

Presidential Primary - Tues, March 3, 2020
Note: 17-year-olds may vote in a primary election if they will turn 18 on or before the general election (Nov 3, 2020)

2nd Primary (if needed) - Tues, April 21, 2020 [or May 12, 2020 if Federal races in the runoff]


  • Filing for Catawba County School Board Begins - Mon, June 1, 2020, noon
  • Filing for Catawba County School Board Ends - Fri, July 3, 2020, noon
  • Filing for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors Begins - Mon, June 8, 2020, noon
  • Filing for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors Ends - Thur, July 2, 2020, noon


One-Stop Early Voting Begins - Thur, Oct 15, 2020
One-Stop Early Voting Ends - Sat, Oct 31, 2020, 3pm

Presidential Election - Tuesday, Novr 3, 2020

Dates and times are subject to change.

If you are registered as Unaffiliated and interested in running please read this document: Information for Unaffiliated Candidates in 2020

thumbnail image of PDF Flyer on photo ID requirements for the 2020 elections.

More information on Voter Photo ID requirements is available on the State BOE website: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voter-ID


Voter Photo ID begins in 2020

  • Beginning in 2020, North Carolina voters will be required to provide photo identification when voting in-person or absentee-by-mail, with some exceptions. more details
  • Don't have a NC Drivers License, Permit, NC DMV Non-Operator ID card, US Passport, or other acceptable forms of Photo ID?
    The Board of Elections Office can issue a free Voter Photo ID Card if you are a registered voter. Complete a Voter ID Card Request Form (forms also available in the office) and bring to your county's Board of Elecitons office during regular office hours until the Friday before the election (deadline for the Presidential Primary is Feb 29, 2020).

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 FormAbsentee-by-mail Request FormVoter Photo ID Card Request Form