All Catawba County offices and libraries will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018. All County Parks will be open for your enjoyment.


Contact Information

  • Amanda Duncan, Director
  • (828) 464-2424
  • Contact via email
  • Main Location:PO Box 13225 Government Drive Newton, NC 28658
  • (view all county locations)

Election Calendar

2018 Partisan Primary

Absentee Ballots AvailableTue, Mar 19
Registration Deadline (Books Close)Fri, Apr 13, 5pm
One-Stop Early Voting BeginsThur, April 19 - 8am
Last day to request an absentee ballot by mailTue, May 1 - 5pm
One-Stop Early Voting EndsSat, May 5 - 1pm
Election DayTue, May 8, 6:30am - 7:30pm
CanvassFri, May 18, 11am

General Election

Absentee Ballots AvailableFri, Sep 7
Registration Deadline (Books Close)Fri, Oct 12, 5pm
One-Stop Early Voting BeginsThur, Oct 18
Last day to request an absentee ballot by mailTue, Oct 30 - 5pm
One-Stop Early Voting EndsSat, Nov 3 - 1pm
Election DayTue, Nov 6, 6:30am - 7:30pm
CanvassFri, Nov 16, 11am


If a primary runoff is needed, it will be Jun 26 (or Jul 17 if a Federal runoff is needed).

January 2018

Jan 11, 8:15amBoard Meeting - Approve One-Stop Ballot on Demand, other business

February 2018

Feb 12, noonFiling Begins
Feb 20, 8:15amBoard Meeting - Approve One-Stop schedule, other business
Feb 28, noonFiling Ends

March 2018
Mar 14, 9am-1pmSBOE Campaign Finance Class - Sherrills Ford Library (must sign up in advance)
Mar 19Absentee by mail ballots available to send out
Mar 30Office Closed - Easter Holiday

April 2018
Apr 13, 5pmBooks Close - Deadline to register and vote on election day May 8th. Last day to change party affiliation.
Apr 17, 8:15amBoard Meeting - Approve absentee ballots, other business
Apr 19, 8amOne-Stop early voting begins for registered voters and residents wishing to register and vote.
Residents may go to any of the 5 One-Stop locations.
Apr 24, 8:15amBoard Meeting - Approve absentee ballots, other business

May 2018
May 1, 8:15amBoard Meeting - Approve absentee ballots, other business
May 1, 5pmDeadline to reqest an absentee by mail ballot.
May 5, 1pmOne-Stop early voting ends
May 7, 5pmBoard Meeting - Approve absentee ballots, other business
May 8, 6:30am-7:30pmElection day - registered voters must vote at their assigned precinct's polling location
May 18, 11amBoard Meeting - Canvass of Primary election, other business
May 28Office Closed - Memorial Day

June 2018
Jun 4, noonFiling begins for Catawba County School Board
Jun 11, noonFiling begins for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors
Jun 18, noonFiling begins for Judicial seats
(Jun 26)(If needed, 2nd Primary - if NO Federal seat on ballot)
Jun 29, noonFiling ends for Judicial seats

July 2018
Jul 4Office Closed - Independence Day
Jul 6, noonFiling ends for School Board and Soil and Water Conservation
(Jul 17)(If needed, 2nd Primary - if Federal seat on ballot)

August 2018
(nothing scheduled at this time)

September 2018
Sep 3Office Closed - Labor Day
Sep 7Absentee by mail ballots available to send out

October 2018
Oct 12, 5pmBooks Close - Deadline to register and vote on election day Nov 6th
Oct 16, 8:15amBoard Meeting - Approve absentee ballots, other business
Oct 18One-Stop early voting begins for registered voters and residents wishing to register and vote.
Residents may go to any of the 5 One-Stop locations.
Oct 23, 8:15amBoard Meeting - Approve absentee ballots, other business
Oct 30, 8:15amBoard Meeting - Approve absentee ballots, other business
Oct 30, 5pmBoard Meeting - Approve absentee ballots, other business

November 2018
Nov 3, 1pmOne-Stop early voting ends
Nov 5, 5pmBoard Meeting - Approve absentee ballots, other business
Nov 6, 6:30am-7:30pmElection day - registered voters must vote at their assigned precinct's polling location
Nov 16, 11amBoard Meeting - Canvass, other business
Nov 22-23Office Closed - Thanksgiving

December 2018
Dec 24-25Office Closed - Christmas