Board of Elections

Thank you for visiting the Caldwell County Board of Elections webpage. Our office is responsible for conducting local elections, administering State election laws, operating voting sites, appointing and training precinct officials, and maintaining voter registration for Caldwell County.

We are committed to providing citizens of Caldwell County fair, impartial, and accurate elections while following the guidelines of State and Federal election laws. 

Notice: The regularly scheduled board meeting on January 2, 2024 has been rescheduled for January 9, 2024 at 9:00 AM. 

2024 Primary Election Timeline

Candidate Filing Period

Monday, December 4, 2023 (12 PM)Candidate Filing Period Begins
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 (5 PM)Deadline to Withdraw Notice of Candidacy
Friday, December 15, 2023 (12 PM)Candidate Filing Period Ends

Primary Election

Friday, January 19, 2024Absentee Voting by Mail Begins
Friday, February 9, 2024 (5 PM)Voter Registration Deadline
Thursday, February 15, 2024Early Voting Begins
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 (5 PM)Last Day to Request an Absentee-by-mail Ballot
Saturday, March 2, 2024 (3 PM)Early Voting Ends
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (7:30 PM)Last Day to Return an Absentee-by-mail Ballot
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (6:30 AM - 7:30 PM)Primary Election
Friday, March 15, 2024 (11 AM)County Canvass

Photo ID Required for 2024 Primary Election

On April 28, 2023, the North Carolina Supreme Court reversed an injunction against implementation of photo ID legislation. As a result, photo ID laws enacted in 2018 and 2019 will be implemented moving forward, starting with the municipal elections in November 2023.

Voters will be asked to show photo ID when voting in North Carolina. For most voters, they will simply show their driver's license, but there are many other acceptable photo IDs

If a voter does not have an acceptable photo ID, they can get a free No-Fee ID Card from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV). Find more information under "No-Fee ID Cards" at State IDs| NCDMV.

For more information on photo ID, please visit the State Board of Elections website