2020 Primary and General Elections

Sample Ballots:

Constitution Party
Democratic Party
Green Party
Libertarian Party
Republican Party

Absentee Ballot Request Form

OneStop Early Voting:
February 13- February 29

8:00 am - 7:30 pm M-F
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturdays
@ The Womack Building
40 Courthouse St.    Columbus

Primary Election Day:  March 3rd

General Election - November 3rd

List of Contests / Candidates on November ballot


Next Board of Elections Meeting:

February 10th, 4:00 pm

   Agenda:     1) Regular Scheduled Meeting

February 11th, 5:00 pm

                        Agenda:     1) Absentee Meeting #1 2020 Primary

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

 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 = http://www.ncsbe.gov/


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