Scheduled Board Meetings

Below are scheduled meetings of the Catawba County Board of Elections. The board may also call other meetings during the year, which will be listed here and posted at the Board of Elections office located in Newton at 145 Government Drive--across from the Justice Center, beside the Parking Deck. All meetings are open to the public and conducted at the Board of Elections office unless otherwise noted.

Minutes of the meetings are maintained at the Board of Elections office and are open for public inspection during normal business hours.
Beginning in 2019, minutes are posted below once approved at a following meeting.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES - Individuals needing assistance should contact Board of Elections at 828-464-2424 within a reasonable time prior to the meeting. Participation in public meetings is without regard to race, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, or disability.

2022 Scheduled Board Meetings

2022 Notes:

The May 2022 Primary included the City of Hickory Primary and Town of Long View General Elections.
The City of Hickory General Election will be July 26, 2022.
These were moved to allow time for redrawing of municipal ward lines based on the delayed 2020 US Census results.

The 2022 Primary, originally scheduled for March 8, was moved to May 17th by NC Supreme Court order.

DateTimeMinutes/Agenda (click the links for approved minutes)
Feb 158:15 AM

Approve May 17th Primary One-Stop Hours, other business - Agenda

April 128:15 AMApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
April 198:15 AMApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
April 268:15 AM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda

May 38:15 AM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda

May 108:15 AM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda

May 165:00 PM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business- Agenda

May 175:00 PM

Election Returns, other business - Agenda

May 268:15 AM

Approve Absentee Supplementals, Provisionals, other business - Agenda

May 2711:00 AM

Canvass of the 2022 Primary Election - Agenda

June 218:15 AM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other businessCanceled

June 288:15 AMApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
July 58:15 AM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other businessCanceled

July 128:15 AM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda

July 198:15 AM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda

July 255:00 PM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda

July 265:00 PMElection Returns, other business - Agenda
August 511:00 AM

Canvass of the City of Hickory General Election, Approve Nov 8th General Election One-Stop Hours, other business - Agenda

August 128:15 AMApprove Write-In Petition - Agenda
August 178:15 AM

Candidate Challenge Hearing

October 48:15 AM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda

October 118:15 AM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda

October 188:15 AM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda

October 258:15 AM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda

November 18:15 AMApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
November 75:00 PMApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
November 85:00 PMElection Returns, other business - Agenda
November 178:15 AMApprove Absentee Supplementals, Provisionals, other business - Agenda
November 1811:00 AMCanvass for the 2022 General Election - Agenda

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Note: Dates and times are subject to change


2021 Scheduled Board Meetings

DateTimeMinutes/Agenda (click the links for approved minutes)
May 58:15 AMApprove 2021-2022 budget, other business - Agenda
July 208:15 AMBoard members take oath of office for 2021-22 term, other business - Agenda
August 178:15 AM

Appoint precinct judges, other business - Agenda

September 288:15 AMApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other businessCanceled
October 58:15 AMApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business Canceled
October 128:15 AM

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda

October 198:15 AMApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
October 268:15 AMApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
November 15:00 PMApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
November 24:30 PMMunicipal Election Returns, other business
November 88:15 AMApprove Absentee Supplementals, Provisionals, other businessCanceled
November 911:00 AMCanvass for the 2021 Municipal Elections - Agenda
December 18:15 AM

Approve March 8th Primary One-Stop locations and hours, other business - Agenda

2020 Scheduled Board Meetings

DateTimeMinutes/Agenda (click the links for approved minutes)
January 138:15am

Special Meeting: candidate challenge

February 118:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
February 188:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
February 258:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
March 25:00pmApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
March 34:30pmElection Returns, other business
March 128:15amApprove Absentee Ballot and Provisional Applications, other business - Agenda
March 1311:00amCanvass for the March 2020 Presidential Primary - Agenda
March 262:00pmSpecial Personnel Meeting
May 83:30pmApprove Budget, other business - Agenda
July 138:15amApprove One-Stop Schedule, other business - Agenda
July 218:15amApprove purchase of voting equipment, other business - Agenda
Members of the public were able to listen to proceedings via telephone
September 298:15am

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
Members of the public were able to listen to proceedings via telephone

October 68:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
Members of the public were able to listen to proceedings via telephone
October 138:15am

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
Members of the public were able to listen to proceedings via telephone

October 208:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
Members of the public were able to listen to proceedings via telephone
October 278:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
Members of the public were able to listen to proceedings via telephone
November 25:00pm

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
Members of the public were able to listen to proceedings via telephone

November 34:30pmElection Returns, other business
Members of the public were able to listen to proceedings via telephone
November 128:15amApprove Absentee Supplementals and Provisionals, other business
Members of the public were able to listen to proceedings via telephone
November 1311:00amCanvass for the November 2020 Presidential Election - Agenda
Members of the public were able to listen to proceedings via telephone
November 192:00pm

Special Meeting - Preliminary Hearing

November 238:00am

Recount of Supreme Court Chief Justice Seat 1

November 253:00pmProtest Hearing: Cheri Beasley
December 88:30amHand-to-eye recount - Supreme Court Chief Justice Seat 1

2019 Scheduled Board Meetings

DateTimeAgenda (click the links below for Approved Minutes)
March 138:15amBoard Members Oath of Office, Organizational Meeting
April 228:15amApprove purchase or lease of One-Stop Balotar system (ballot on demand)
July 268:15am

Approve One-Stop plans for Municipal Elections, other business

August 18:15amSpecial Meeting: candidate residency hearing.
Location: Commissioners Meeting Room, 2nd floor, Catawba Co. Justice Center, 100 Government Dr., Newton
August 198:15am

Special Meeting: written decision on candidate residency hearing.

Town of Catawba Candidate Challenge - Board decisions:

August 208:15am

Appoint Precinct Chief Judges and Judges of Election

September 178:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
September 248:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
October 18:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
October 75:00pmApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
October 84:30pmElection Returns, other business
October 108:15amApprove Absentee Supplementals, Provisionals, other business - Canceled
October 149:00amDiscretionary Recount of Hickory Ward 3 ballots
October 1411:00amCanvass for City of Hickory Primary, other business
October 158:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Canceled
October 228:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
October 298:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
November 45:00pmApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business - Agenda
November 54:30pmElection Returns, other business - Agenda
November 148:15amApprove Absentee Supplementals, Provisionals, other business - Canceled
November 1511:00amCanvass for the Municipal and Schools Elections, other business - Agenda
November 228:15amRecount: Town of Maiden Mayor race - Agenda

Updated 11/22/2019

2018 List of Board Meetings

DateTimeAgenda
January 118:15amApprove One-Stop Ballot on Demand, other business
February 208:15amApprove One-Stop Plan for Primary, other business
February 278:15amCalled meeting, other business
March 273:30pmCalled meeting, other business
April 28:15amBoard Members Oath of Office, other business
April 178:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
April 248:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
May 18:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
May 75:00pmApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
May 85:00pmElection Returns, other business
May 1811:00amCanvass for the Primary Election, other business
June 208:15amReview of One-Stop plans, other business
July 1712:00pmApprove One-Stop plan for November, appoint officers, other business
August 271:00pmCalled meeting, other business
October 168:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
October 238:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
October 308:15amApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
November 55:00pmApprove Absentee Ballot Applications, other business
November 64:30pmElection Returns, other business
November 158:15am

Approve Absentee Ballot Applications, Provisionals, other business

November 1611:00amCanvass for the Primary Election, other business

Minutes of the meetings are maintained at the Board of Elections office and are open for public inspection during normal business hours.

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