Catawba County Offices will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday.
Catawba County Libraries will be closed April 19-21.
Catawba County Parks (Bakers Mtn, Riverbend, St. Stephens), Blackburn Sanitary Landfill and Convenience Centers will remain open.

Offices Up for Election

Candidates interested in filing for office must do so during the designated filing period.

2019 Municipal & City Schools Elections : Tuesday, Nov 6th, 2018

[All seats are non-partisan]

Printable version with incumbents

Municipal Offices


Filing Begins: Noon, Friday July 5, 2019 - Filing Ends: Noon, Friday, July 19, 2019

Town of Brookford Fee $5

  • Aldermen (2 seats)

Town of Catawba Fee $5

  • Mayor (1 seat)
  • Councilmen (2 seats)

City of Claremont Fee $5

  • Councilmen (3 seats)

City of Conover Fee $5

  • Councilmen (3 seats)

City of Hickory Fee $12

  • Alderman Ward 1 (1 seat)
  • Alderman Ward 2 (1 seat)
  • Alderman Ward 3 (1 seat)

*Note: If more than 3 candidates file for a specific seat, a Hickory Primary will be held Oct 8, 2019

Town of Long View Fee $5

  • Alderman Ward 1 (1 seat)
  • Alderman Ward 3 (1 seat)
  • Alderman Ward 4 (1 seat)

Town of Maiden Fee $5

  • Mayor (1 seat)
  • Councilmen (3 seats)

City of Newton Fee $5

  • Mayor (1 seat)
  • Council (3 seats)

Newton-Conover City Schools

Filing Begins: Noon, Friday, Aug 16, 2019 - Filing Ends: Noon, Friday, Sep 6, 2019
Fee: $5

  • Newton District Board Member (1 seat)
  • Conover District Board Member (2 seats)

Hickory Public Schools

Filing Begins: Noon, Friday, Aug 16, 2019 - Filing Ends: 5pm, Friday, Sep 6, 2019
Fee: $5

  • School Board Member Ward 4 (1 seat)
  • School Board Member Ward 6 (1 seat)
  • At-Large Board Member (1 seat)

Qualifications for offices (PDF)

Printable version with incumbents (PDF)