Catawba County News
Primary Elections Set for May 8; One-stop Early Voting Opens April 19
Published: March 26, 2018
Primary elections will be held in Catawba County on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
The Democratic primary will be held for one contest, U.S. House of Representatives District 05. This involves only three precincts: 29-St. Stephens 2, 38- Falling Creek, and 39-Northwest.
The Republican primary will be held for the following contests: US House of Representatives District 05, US House of Representatives District 10, NC State Senate District 42, NC House of Representatives District 96, District Attorney District 36, Catawba County Board of Commissioners, Catawba County Clerk of Superior Court, and Catawba County Sheriff.
Unaffiliated voters may participate in the primary elections by stating their party choice at the polls.
One-stop early voting will be available from Thursday, April 19 (beginning at 8:00 a.m.) to Saturday, May 5 (ending at 1:00 p.m.). The hours of operation for one-stop voting during this time period are weekdays 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturdays 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and Sundays 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Catawba County voters may vote at any of the following five one-stop locations between April 19 and May 5:
- Newton Main Library (in lieu of office) – 115 West ‘C’ St, Newton
- Conover Station – 403 Conover Station SE, Conover
- Highland Recreation Center – 1451 8th St Dr NE, Hickory
- Southwest Library (Mountain View) – 2944 S NC 127 Hwy, Hickory
- Sherrills Ford Branch Library – 8456 Sherrills Ford Rd, Sherrills Ford
On the day of the primary, Tuesday, May 8, polls will be open at all 40 precincts from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Persons who are not already registered to vote must register by Friday, April 13, to be eligible to vote on election day. Voters who are not registered in the county by that deadline may register and vote during one-stop voting only and will be required to provide documentation showing proof of residency.
Voters who wish to change party affiliation prior to election day must do so by the April 13 deadline.
Absentee voting by mail is available. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made on an Absentee Request form (available on the North Carolina Board of Elections website or at the Catawba County Board of Elections office), and must be received in the Catawba County Board of Elections office by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1.
For more information about voting in the May 8 primaries, contact the Catawba County Board of Elections Office at (828) 464-2424 or visit www.catawbacountync.gov/elections. You may also visit the North Carolina Board of Elections website at https://www.ncsbe.gov/index.html.