County government facilities and libraries are closed Thurs., November 26 and Fri., November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. County parks will reopen Friday, November 27 through the weekend. Visit here for landfill and convenience center holiday hours.

One Stop Early Voting Locations

One-Stop Voting is available at various locations in the county. You may go to any open one-stop site to vote starting 20 days before each election. If you are not registered and have resided in Catawba County for at least 30 days before the election, you may do so at a One-Stop location. One-Stop workers will register you and allow you to vote with proper ID (see types of ID below).

One-Stop Early Voting Locations

All locations are normally open on even-numbered years.
During municipal elections (odd-numbered years) only the Newton Library and Hickory Rec Center locations are open.
No electioneering is allowed within 50 feet of the entrance of all one-stop polling locations.

2020 General Election

November 3rd 2020 General Election
One-Stop Dates and Times


  • Newton Main Library – 115 West ‘C’ St, Newton
  • Highland Recreation Center – 1451 8th St Dr NE, Hickory
  • Southwest Library (Mountain View) – 2944 S Hwy 127, Hickory
  • Conover Station – 403 Conover Station SE, Conover
  • Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library – 9154 Sherrills Ford Rd, Terrell

Thursday – Friday

Oct 15-16

8am - 7:30pm


Oct 17

8am - 3pm


Oct 18

1pm - 5pm

Monday – Friday

Oct 19-23

8am - 7:30pm


Oct 24

8am - 3pm


Oct 25

1pm - 5pm

Monday – Friday

Oct 26-30

8am - 7:30pm


Oct 318am - 3pm


  • Equipment used: at all One-Stop locations, voters will use the touchscreen ExpressVote paper ballot printers to make their selections. The voter then places their printed paper ballot in a DS200 Tabulator. More Info
  • Catawba County residents may vote at ANY of the sites during the One-Stop hours
  • One-Stop Early Voting ENDS on Saturday Oct 31st
  • There is NO voting on November 1st or 2nd
  • On Election Day, November 3rd, law requires voters to cast their ballots ONLY at the polling location of the precinct in which they live. Voting on election day is available only to voters that were registered 25 days or more before the election. If you are not registered, you cannot vote election day.

Printable One-Stop Schedule

Who can vote at a Catawba County One-Stop?

If a ballot is available for your jurisdiction and party affiliation, the One-Stop locations are available to:

  • Catawba County registered voters
  • Catawba County residents (meeting the voter qualifications below) wishing to register and vote at the same time

To register to vote in North Carolina, a person must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a resident of the county, and prior to voting in an election, must have resided at his or her residential address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
  • Must be at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general election. 16- and 17-year-olds may pre-register by submitting a completed registration form. (Note: A 17-year-old may vote in a Primary if they will be 18 on or before the General election.)
  • Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or on parole). If previously convicted of a felony, the person’s citizenship rights must be restored. Citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special document is required to be shown; however, you must re-register after your voting rights have been restored.
  • Must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.
  • Must reside in the the county and will have lived at your voting residence for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.

If you are registering to vote at a One-Stop, you will be required to show proof of residency:

  • a current and valid photo ID (with your correct physical address), or
  • a copy of one of the following documents showing the name and address of the voter:
    • a current utility bill
    • bank statement
    • government check
    • paycheck
    • other government document
    • college and university roster used in conjunction with school photo ID.

At a One-Stop, you may:

  • Register to vote
  • Vote your ballot (if you have one available)
  • Change your name
  • Change your physical address (if you moved more than 30 days before the election)
  • Add or update a mailing address
  • Obtain assistance for physically disabled and elderly voters via
    • curbside voting,
    • ADA Ballot Marking Devices (ExpressVote), or
    • requesting an Election Official to assist you. They have sworn an oath to assist (without bias) in reading and/or marking your ballot as you direct

Note: The deadline to change your Party Affiliation is 25 days before the election. Party Changes CANNOT be made at One-Stop.

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.

Questions and Answers

Yes. If you are a resident of Catawba County and meet the voting criteria, you may vote at any of the locations that are open. Please note that on election day, state law requires that you vote only at your designated precinct’s polling location.

If you have not registered to vote in Catawba County, you may still register and vote at a One-Stop Early Voting location if you have been a resident of the county 30 days before the election. You will be required to show proof of residency when you register and vote at a One-Stop. You may NOT vote on election day.

Yes. Anyone, because of age or physical disability, may vote Curbside.

Pull into a Curbside parking space. A One-Stop Worker will come out to your vehicle to check you in and then bring your ballot if you are eligible. 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 curbside voter who wishes to vote is required to vote inside (unless they, too, meet the curbside oath criteria).

Other voting options available for voters in North Carolina:

  • By Mail: Anyone may request an Absentee By Mail ballot
  • Election Day: Curbside voting is available at all precincts on Election Day.