The Catawba County Board of Elections is committed to efficiently conducting fair, honest, and impartial elections so that all qualified Catawba County citizens may exercise their right to vote.
The office conducts local elections, operates voting sites, maintains voter registration lists and handles numerous aspects of election administration. The Catawba County Board of Elections works in conjunction with the State Board of Elections office to ensure that elections are conducted lawfully and fairly.
Absentee by Mail - Form to request a ballot by mail.
DEADLINE for Primary election: must be in BOE office by 5pm, May 1, 2018
Five One-Stop Early Voting Locations are open for the May 8th Primary
Catawba County residents may vote at any of these locations during One-Stop early voting.
On election day (May 8th), you are required to vote at your assigned polling location. Click here for information on voting on Election Day
- Catawba County Main Library – 115 West ‘C’ St, Newton
- Highland Recreation Center – 1451 8th St Dr NE, Hickory
- Southwest Branch Library – 2944 S Hwy 127, Hickory (Mountain View)
- Conover Station – 403 Conover Station SE, Conover (Bottom floor of library building)
- Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library – 9154 Sherrills Ford Rd, Terrell
Catawba County One-Stop Schedule
|Thur - Fri|
Apr 19 - Apr 20
|Mon - Fri|
Apr 23 - Apr 27
|Mon - Fri|
Apr 30 - May 4
UOCAVA Notice (PDF) - Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (absentee ballot information for military and overseas citizens)
|Absentee Ballots Available||Tue, Mar 19|
|Registration Deadline (Books Close)||Fri, Apr 13, 5pm|
|One-Stop Early Voting Begins||Thur, April 19 - 8am|
|Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail||Tue, May 1 - 5pm|
|One-Stop Early Voting Ends||Sat, May 5 - 1pm|
|Election Day||Tue, May 8, 6:30am - 7:30pm|
|Canvass||Fri, May 18, 11am|
If a primary runoff is needed, it will be Jun 26 (or Jul 17 if a Federal runoff is needed).
|Absentee Ballots Available||Fri, Sep 7|
|Registration Deadline (Books Close)||Fri, Oct 12, 5pm|
|One-Stop Early Voting Begins||Thur, Oct 18|
|Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail||Tue, Oct 30 - 5pm|
|One-Stop Early Voting Ends||Sat, Nov 3 - 1pm|
|Election Day||Tue, Nov 6, 6:30am - 7:30pm|
|Canvass||Fri, Nov 16, 11am|