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|
|Friday, January 19, 2024||Absentee Voting by Mail Begins|
|Friday, February 9, 2024 (5 PM)||Voter Registration Deadline|
|Thursday, February 15, 2024||Early 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.