2018 Primary Election Information

Democrat Sample Ballot

Republican Sample Ballot

Early Voting

 Board of Elections Office Only

April 19-20          8:30am - 6:00pm
April 21               9:00am - 5:00pm
April 23-27          8:30am - 6:00pm
April 28               9:00am - 5:00pm
April 30- May4    8:30am - 6:00pm
May 5                  9:00am - 1:00pm

Election Day: May 8th, 2018

6:30am - 7:30pm
All 7 Precincts Open

Next Board of Elections Meeting:

April 10, 2018  @ 6:00pm

Agenda:  1)  Regular Scheduled Meeting

@ 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 2015-2017:
Secretary, Sharon Goettert ; Board Chair David Moore; 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