Board of Elections

Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor Filing
June 10th (12pm) - July 5th (12pm)

Municipal Filing

July 5th (12pm) - July 19th (12pm)
Columbus, Saluda, Tryon

2024 2nd Primary

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The Polk BOE has moved to a new location:

231 Ward St. 
Columbus NC 28722

Photo ID laws will be in effect in 2024.

List of acceptable Photo ID's
(NC Drivers licenses are acceptable)

Free Photo ID's are available for registered voters. Click here for info.

Next Board of Elections Meetings:

  5-17-24    10am   Sample Audit Count
Columbus-8, Green Creek

          5-24-24    11am   Canvass Meeting        

 Board of Elections Office
    231 Ward 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 2023-2025:
Chair Dr. Warren Carson, Member Stephen King, Member Keith Holbert, Secretary Libbie Johnson, and Member Scott Woodworth

Contact Information

Cliff Marr
Director of Elections

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