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.

Voting Equipment

Catawba County uses the following voting equipment

DS-200 paper ballot tabulator
(Vendor: ES&S)

Voters place their marked ballots into the DS-200 Tabulotor
to officially cast their ballots.

Will accept both pre-printed paper ballots and
narrow ExpressVote printed ballots.

Used at both One-Stop Early Voting and on Election Day.

ExpressVote paper ballot printer
(Vendor: ES&S)

Voter uses the touch-screen to make their selections.
When finsished, the ExpressVote prints the selections onto a paper ballot.
The Voter inserts the ballot into the tabulator to cast their votes.

One-Stop: used by all One-Stop voters

Election Day: optionally used as ADA compliant ballot marking device


At One-Stop Early Voting

  • Ballot Type Issued: ExpressVote paper ballot
  • Tabulator: DS-200 paper ballot tabulator

One-Stop Voting Process:

  1. A blank ballot is inserted into the ExpressVote
  2. The voter uses the touch-screen to make their selections
  3. After the voter reviews their selections, the ballot is printed
  4. Voter reviews the ballot assuring their selections are printed
  5. Voter takes the printed ballot to the tabulator to cast their ballot

At the Polls on Election Day

  • Ballot Type Issued: pre-printed paper ballots, ExpressVote paper ballot for ADA compliant voting
  • Tabulator: DS-200 paper ballot tabulator

Election Day Voting Process:

  1. A pre-printed ballot is given to the voter
  2. Using a pen, the voter colors in a circle beside their selections
  3. Voter reviews their selections
  4. Voter takes the completed ballot to the tabulator to cast their ballot