Election Calendar

2019 Municipal and City School Board Elections

Absentee-by-Mail beginsThu, Sep 8
Hickory Wards 1, 2, & 3 Registration Deadline (Books Close)Fri, Sep 13, 5pm
One-Stop Early Voting BeginsWed, Sep 18
Last Day to Request Absentee-by-Mail BallotTue, Oct 1, 5pm
One-Stop Early Voting EndsFri, Oct 4, 5pm

Hickory Primary

Open Precincts: 11, 12, 16, 28, 30, 33, 35, 37, 38, 39
Voters in Pcts 7, 23, and 34 temporarily vote at Pct 35.
Voters in Pct 29 temporarily vote at Pct 30.
List of Precincts with directions

Tue, Oct 8, 6:30am-7:30pm
Canvass of Hickory PrimaryMon, Oct 14, 11am

Absentee-by-Mail beginswhen ballots are available*
Registration Deadline (Books Close)Fri, Oct 11, 5pm
One-Stop Early Voting BeginsWed, Oct 16
Last day to request an absentee ballot by mailTue, Oct 29, 5pm
One-Stop Early Voting EndsFri, Nov 1, 5pm
Election DayTue, Nov 5, 6:30am - 7:30pm
Canvass of Municipal and City School Board ElectionsFri, Nov 15, 11am

NOTE: If more than two people file for a Hickory Ward seat, a Hickory Primary will be held October 8th.
The need for the Hickory Primary will not be known until Candidate Filing closes on July 19th, 2019.

*If there is a Hickory Primary, Absentee Ballots for the November election
will not be available until after Canvass of the Primary. (~Oct 16)

Candidate Filing for 2020 Election BeginsDec 2, Noon
Candidate Filing for 2020 Eleciton EndsDec 20, Noon

Dates are Subject to Change. Updated 7/23/2019

Printable 2019 Election Calendar

July 2019
Jul 4Office Closed - Independence Day
Jul 5, noonFiling Begins for Municipal Offices
Jul 19, noonFiling Ends for Municipal Offices

August 2019
Aug 16, noonFiling Begins for Municipal School Boards
Aug 19Political signs may be placed in DOT right-of-way starting 30 days before One-Stop being
(Hickory Primary)

September 2019
Sep 2Office Closed - Labor Day
Sep 6, noonFiling Ends for Newton-Conover School Board
Sep 6, 5pmFiling Ends for Hickory Public School Board
Sep 8Absentee-by-Mail Begins for Hickory Primary
Sep 18One-Stop Begins for Hickory Primary
Sep 16Political signs may be placed in DOT right-of-way starting 30 days before One-Stop being
(November Election)

October 2019
Oct 5One-Stop Ends for Hickory Primary
Oct 8, 6:30am-7:30 pmHickory Primary
Oct 14, 11amCanvass of Hickory Primary
Oct 16One-Stop Begins for November Election

November 2019
Nov 2, 1pmOne-Stop Ends for November Election
Nov 5, 6:30am-7:30pmMunicipal and School Elections
Nov 15Political signs must be removed within 10 days after the election
Nov 15, 11amCanvass of Municipal and School Elections
Nov 28-29Office Closed - Thanksgiving

December 2019
Dec 2, noonCandidate Filing Begins for 2020 Election
Dec 20, noonCandidate Filing Ends for 2020 Election
Dec 23-25Office Closed - Christmas

Dates are subject to change. Updated 7/23/2019

Printable 2020 Elections Calendar

January 2020

Jan 13Absentee-by-Mail Voting Begins
Jan 20Office Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

February 2020

Feb 7Voter Registration Deadline (Books Close)
Feb 12One-Stop Begins
Feb 25, 5pmDeadline to request Absentee-by-Mail ballot
Feb 29, 1pmOne-Stop Ends

March 2020
Mar 3, 6:30am - 7:30pmPresidential Primary
Mar 13County Canvass

April 2020
Apr 10Office Closed - Good Friday
Apr 21 (if needed)Second Primary if runoff does NOT include a Federal race

May 2020
May 12 (if needed)Second Primary if runoff INCLUDES a Federal race
May 25Office Closed - Memorial Day

June 2020
Jun 1, noonFiling begins for Catawba County School Board
Jun 8, noonFiling begins for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors

July 2020
Thursday, Jul 2, 5pmFiling ends for School Board and Soil & Water Conservation
Friday, Jul 3Office Closed - Independence Day

August 2020
(nothing scheduled at this time)

September 2020
Sep 4Absentee-by-Mail ballots available to send out
Sep 7Office Closed - Labor Day

October 2020
Oct 9, 5pmBooks Close - Deadline to register and vote on election day Nov 6th
Oct 14One-Stop early voting begins for registered voters and residents wishing to register and vote.
Residents may go to any of the One-Stop locations.
Oct 27, 5pmLast day to request an Absentee-by-Mail ballot
Oct 31, 1pmOne-Stop early voting ends

November 2020
Nov 3, 5pmDeadline for Absentee-by-Mail (returned to office by hand -or- postmarked)
Nov 3, 6:30am-7:30pmGeneral Election - registered voters must vote at their assigned precinct's polling location
Nov 13, 11amCounty Canvass
Nov 26-27Office Closed - Thanksgiving

December 2020
Dec 23-25Office Closed - Christmas

Dates are subject to Change. Updated 2/12/2019

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