General Election - November 3rd

Absentee Ballot Request Form (Paper)

Absentee Ballot Request Portal (Electronic)

Track your ballot with BallotTrax

One Stop Early Voting

Womack Building, Columbus (across from courthouse)

October 15th - October 31st

All Weekdays:  8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Saturdays 10/17 and 10/24:  8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10/31:  8:00 am - 3:00 pm

General Election Day

November 3rd

6:30am - 7:30pm
***  Vote at your precinct location on election day ***      

Next Board of Elections Meetings:


Absentee Meetings

October 20th, 5:00 pm
October 27th, 5:00 pm
 November 2nd, 5:00 pm  
November 3rd, 5:00pm

 Agenda: 1) Approve Absentee Ballots
 (Nov 3rd)  Tabulate Absentee Ballots

CANVASS November 13th, 11:00am

Meetings are in-person, limited seating available

@ Board of Elections Office
                     Womack Building, 40 Courthouse St. Columbus NC 28722

30 Day Residency Notice:

You must be a resident of North Carolina and of Polk County at least 30 days prior to any Municipal, Primary, General Election or Presidential Election.


Campaign Finance Information


The Polk County Board of Elections is committed to conducting fair, honest, impartial and efficient elections so that all qualified citizens in Polk County may exercise their right to vote. The Elections Office is responsible for conducting all elections in Polk County, including municipal, county, state, and federal elections, as well as special referenda.

Services Include:

  • -Maintain Voter Registration Records
  • -Receive Candidate Filing for General Assembly and local candidates
  • -Campaign Finance office for local candidates/committees 
  • -Provide for Remote Absentee Voting
  • -Provide for Election Day Voting
  • -Report Election Day Results to Public and Authorities
  • -Evaluate and Improve Election Services
  • -Provide Election Reports and Statistical Information
  • -Provide Precinct Official Training and Educate Election Day Officials

Other Community Services Include:

  • -Provide voter and precinct information to public
  • -Provide registration materials and advice for community registration drives
  • -Visit community groups for voter/election education

NC State Board of Elections Web site =


The following are the Board Members for 2019-2021:
Chair Sharon Goettert,  Member Renee McDermott, Secretary Michael Veatch, Member Keith Holbert, and Member Scott Woodworth

Contact Information

Cliff Marr
Director of Elections

Board of Elections Address (Physical and Mailing)
40 Courthouse St.
Columbus, NC 28722
PO Box 253
8:30 am -5:00 PM Mon-Fri