Vote Election Day - Polling Locations
Voting at Your Precinct
On Election Day you must vote at your assigned precinct. Polls open at 6:30am and close at 7:30pm.
Voter Lookup Search the State Board of Elections lookup tool to check your voter registration information, polling location, and to see a sample ballot (when available).
Election Day Address Changes: If you are a registered voter in Catawba County and have moved within the county but failed to update your address with the BOE, you may do so at the polls. State Law requires that you go to the polling site for the address you were living 30 days before the election.
- If you moved less than 30 days before the election, go to the polling location for your old address. Since you moved less than 30-days before the election, you cannot make changes at the polls; after voting, you should send in a new voter registration form with your new address to the BOE office before the next election.
- If you moved more than 30 days before the election, go to the polling location for your new address. Enter your new address to find the polling location. You may change your address and vote at this location.
Note: if you are registered in another county but moved your residence out of that county, you MUST submit a new registration to your new county's Board of Elections before books close 25 days before the election (or registration may be conducted during One-Stop). By law, once you move your residence out of a county, you are no longer considered a registered voter in the state of North Carolina until you re-register with that new county. § 163-57 (4)
Election Day Name Changes: If your legal name has changed, you may update your name at the polls.
Provisional Ballot: If your name cannot be found in the registration list or there are disputes with your jurisdiction, party affiliation, etc. you are entitled to vote a Provisional Ballot. By voting a Provisional Ballot, your eligibility will be researched by the Board of Elections to determine if your ballot will be counted or partially counted. If counted, the votes will be added to the official vote count at canvass. ADA ballot marking equipment is available for voters who are blind, visually impaired, or have a disability or condition that makes it difficult to traditionally mark a ballot.
Curbside Voting is available to anyone that cannot come inside because of age or physical disability. Curbside Voter parking spaces are available at all polling locations. Pull into one of the spots and a curbside official will come out to assist you with the curbside voting process.
Catawba County Precinct Polling Locations
Catawba County has 40 designated Precinct Polling Locations. These locations are open only on Election Day. (Not all are open for Municipal Elections.)
Election Day hours are 6:30AM to 7:30PM. Curbside Voting is available for elderly or disabled voters at all sites. No electioneering is allowed within 50 feet of the entrance of all polling locations.
Buffer Zone Notice - Catawba County polling places and a description of each buffer zone concerning One-Stop and Election Day electioneering.
|1||BALLS CREEK||FRIENDSHIP METHODIST CHURCH||2900 S NC 16 HWY, NEWTON|
|2||BANOAK||CORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH||7929 W NC 10 HWY, VALE|
|3||BLACKBURN||BLACKBURN BAPTIST CHURCH||5105 W NC 10 HWY, HICKORY|
|4||BROOKFORD||BROOKFORD TOWN HALL||1700 S CENTER ST, HICKORY|
|5||CATAWBA||CATAWBA BAPTIST CHURCH||102 1st ST SW, CATAWBA|
|6||CLAREMONT||CLAREMONT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH||4791 S DEPOT ST, CLAREMONT|
|7||CONOVER WEST||FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH||439 7th ST PL SW, CONOVER|
|8||CONOVER EAST||CONOVER STATION||403 CONOVER STATION SE, CONOVER|
|9||EAST MAIDEN||EAST MAIDEN BAPTIST CHURCH||1400 EAST MAIDEN RD, MAIDEN|
|10||EAST NEWTON||NEWTON REC. CENTER||23 BRADY AVE, NEWTON|
|11||COLLEGE PARK||ST ANDREW'S LUTHERAN CHURCH||629 8TH ST NE, HICKORY|
|12||KENWORTH||CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH||324 2ND AVE SE, HICKORY|
|13||GREENMONT||WESTMONT SR. CITIZENS CENTER||1316 MAIN AVE DR, HICKORY|
|14||OAKWOOD||HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH||547 6TH ST NW, HICKORY|
|15||RIDGEVIEW||BROWN-PENN CENTER||735 3RD ST SW, HICKORY|
|16||HIGHLAND||HIGHLAND RECREATION CENTER||1451 8TH ST DR NE, HICKORY|
|17||LONG VIEW NORTH||BETHEL METHODIST CHURCH||80 28TH ST NW, HICKORY|
|19||LONG VIEW SOUTH||CHRIST UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH||1131 33RD ST SW, HICKORY|
|20||MAIDEN||MAIDEN COMMUNITY CENTER||207 E KLUTZ ST, MAIDEN|
|21||MONOGRAM||OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH||7893 MONBO RD, CATAWBA|
|22||MT OLIVE||MT. OLIVE LUTHERAN CHURCH||2103 MT OLIVE RD, NEWTON|
|23||MTN VIEW 1||BETHEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST||4547 BETHEL CHURCH RD, HICKORY|
|24||MTN VIEW 2||MOUNTAIN VIEW FIRE HEADQUARTERS||3571 S NC 127 HWY, HICKORY|
|25||NORTH NEWTON||ABERNETHY MEMORIAL UMC||111 W 13TH ST, NEWTON|
|26||OAKLAND HEIGHTS||RESURRECTION INTERNATIONAL CHURCH||2010 CLEMENT BLVD, HICKORY|
|27||OXFORD||BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH||5759 BOLICK RD, CLAREMONT|
|28||ST STEPHENS 1||CHRIST CHURCH - NORTHSIDE||2350 SPRINGS RD, HICKORY|
|29||ST STEPHENS 2||ST. LUKE'S LUTHERAN CHURCH||3916 SPRINGS RD, CONOVER|
|30||SANDY RIDGE||ST. STEPHENS LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA||2259 12TH AVE NE, HICKORY|
|31||SHERRILLS FORD||HOPEWELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH||2211 HOPEWELL CHURCH RD, SHERRILLS FORD|
|32||SOUTH NEWTON||GRACE REFORM UNITED CHURCH||117 EAST "J" ST, NEWTON|
|33||SPRINGS||MT. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH||4420 COUNTY HOME RD, CONOVER|
|34||STARTOWN||ST. PAULS REFORM CHURCH||3562 STARTOWN RD, NEWTON|
|35||SWEETWATER||NEW JERUSALEM LUTHERAN CH||2120 STARTOWN RD, HICKORY|
|36||VIEWMONT 1||ST. LUKES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH||52 16TH AVE NW, HICKORY|
|37||VIEWMONT 2||MT. OLIVE LUTHERAN CHURCH||2780 N CENTER ST, HICKORY|
|38||FALLING CREEK||LAKEVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH||4080 NORTH CENTER ST., HICKORY|
|39||NORTHWEST||NEILL CLARK RECREATION CENTER||3404 6TH ST DR NW, HICKORY|
|40||WEST NEWTON||CATAWBA COUNTY LIBRARY||115 WEST 'C' ST, NEWTON|
|41||LAKE NORMAN||REHOBETH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH||9297 SHERRILLS FORD RD, TERRELL|
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List of Polling Locations - Printable PDF Document
Poll List with Directions - Printable PDF Document
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are registered to vote in Catawba and have moved within the county, you may change your name, residential address and mailing address when you present to vote.
I live in Catawba County now and realized on election day that I forgot to change my registration from another county. Can I go back there to vote in this election?
No (unless you moved to Catawba County less than 30 days before the election). If you moved from a different county more than 30 days before the election and have not re-registered in your new county, you are not legally registered to vote in the state of North Carolina. NCGS § 163-57 (4)
I recently moved but didn’t send a change of address form to the Board of Elections. Where should I go?
Voting on Election Day
At what address am I currently registered? Use the State BOE's search tool
I moved within Catawba County…
Where do I vote?
Vote at the polling location for your NEW address
Vote at the polling location for your OLD address
I moved FROM another county to Catawba…
|Where do I vote?|
You must register in Catawba County by 25 days before the election. If you fail to do so, you are not registered to vote on Election Day.
However, you could have registered and voted at a One-Stop early voting location.
You should return to your old county to vote.
For more information see NCGS § 163-57 - Residence defined for registration and voting
Call the BOE Office at 828-464-2424 and we will gladly tell you which precinct location you should go to vote on election day and answer any questions.
You may also vote and make changes at any one-stop early voting location.
If you are a newly registered voter to the county, you may be required to show "Proof of Residency."
New voters are asked to provide an ID number on their registration form (either a NC driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of their Social Security number). If these are not provided or cannot be verified, the voter will be asked to show a photo ID (NCDL, Permit, DMV ID, or US Passport) showing their name and photo, or other document showing their name and residential address:
- Current utility bill (electric, phone, water, cable)
- Bank statement
- Government Check
- or Other Government Document.
Several voting options are available for voters in North Carolina:
- By Mail: Anyone may request an Absentee By Mail ballot
- Early Voting: Pull into a Curbside parking space. A One-Stop Worker will come out to your vehicle to check you in and then bring you a ballot if you are eligible*. Locations
- Election Day: Pull into a Curbside parking space. A Poll Worker will come out to your vehicle to check you in and then bring you a ballot if you are eligible*.
*Note: Curbside Voting is only available to those taking an oath and swearing (or affirming) that “because of age or physical disability” they cannot enter the polling facility. Anyone accompanying the elderly or disabled curbside voter who wishes to vote is required to vote inside (unless they, too, meet the curbside oath criteria).
I sometimes translate for my next door neighbor who speaks limited English. He is a US Citizen and is registered to vote. Can I go with him and help him vote his ballot?
Voters with a disability or difficulty reading (due to language ability, vision, etc.) can ask for assistance from any person of their choice (except an agent of their employer or union). The assistant may not tell them who to vote for but should read (or translate) the ballot to them in its entirety.
I registered at the DMV earlier in the year but they could not find my name. I was then offered a PROVISIONAL BALLOT. What is that?
If the election officials cannot find your name on record or if there is any other problem, you have the right to receive a “Provisional Ballot.” After completing paperwork, you fill out a ballot and seal it inside an envelope. You will be given an instruction sheet with PIN number and a phone number or website to use (after the election) to check your Provisional Ballot status.
The Board of Elections office researches your registration history. If your eligibility to vote is verified and approved by the Board, your ballot will be counted like a regular ballot and will be included in the official numbers on Canvass.