Notices

Click HERE to download a Municipal Absentee Ballot Request Form


Click HERE to see the Watauga County 2019 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Notice.
CANDIDATES THAT HAVE FILED TO RUN FOR OFFICE
Click HERE to see the list of candidates that have filed to run in Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone, and Seven Devils.

VOTER PHOTO ID CARD
To request a free Voter Photo ID Card please click HERE, fill out the form and bring it to our office. We will take your picture and issue your voting photo ID card. Please note if you have an NC Driver's License or one of the many other forms of acceptable ID, you can use those to vote in 2020 and do not need a Voter Photo ID Card. YOU DO NOT NEED A PHOTO ID TO VOTE IN 2019.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO G.S. 163A-1045... The Watauga County Board of Elections has passed a resolution to move the following precinct polling place:
           Boone 2 to the Plemmons Student Union
The polling place changes are for future elections from this point forward and until deemed necessary of change by future boards.

Jane Ann Hodges, Chair
Watauga County Board of Elections


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO G.S. 163A-1045... The Watauga County Board of Elections has passed a resolution to move the following precinct polling place:
           New River 3 to the National Guard Armory
The polling place changes are for future elections from this point forward and until deemed necessary of change by future boards.

Jane Ann Hodges, Chair
Watauga County Board of Elections


Governor Roy Cooper signed Session Law 2019-4 . The enactment delays implementation of new laws implementing photo identification requirements for voting. See Session Law 2018-114 . These new photo identification requirements will be enforced beginning in 2020.
Board of Elections Meetings

The Watauga County Board of Elections holds regularly scheduled meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Board Room on the first floor of the Watauga County Administration Building located at 814 West King Street, Boone, North Carolina, pursuant to NC GS 163-31.


Watauga County Board of Elections to conduct educational seminar on voter ID requirement

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Watauga County Board of Elections will hold an educational seminar about voter photo identification requirements at 2 p.m. Monday, August 19 at the Watauga County Administration Building in the Commissioners’ Board Room, 814 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607 and a second seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 27 in the Belk Library Lecture Hall in room 114 at the Belk Library on the campus of ASU, 218 College Street, Boone, NC 28608. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. In November 2018, North Carolina voters approved an amendment to the N.C. Constitution to require voters to present photo ID at the polls.

Session Law 2018-144 requires each county board of elections to hold at least two voter ID seminars before September 1, 2019. Attendees also will receive information about voting options, including absentee-by-mail, One-Stop early voting and Election Day voting. Information about provisional voting, the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards and residency requirements for voting also will be provided.

For more information on the voter ID requirement in North Carolina, please go to www.ncsbe.gov/Voter-ID.

Questions? Please contact the Watauga County Board of Elections at (828)265-8061 or matthew.snyder@watgov.org.


North Carolina Candidate, Party, & Referendum Committee Treasures
Mandatory Compliance Training Schedule and Registration CLICK HERE 

CANDIDATE FILING INFORMATION
If you are interested in filing as a candidate for 2020, please see the information below and click on the contest you are interested in. Candidate filing for 2020 contests opens December 2nd at Noon and closes December 20th at Noon. Filing for the 2019 municipal elections in Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone, or Seven Devils opens July 5th at Noon and closes July 19th at Noon.  Should you have any questions please call us.

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RUNNING FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY


Vote In Honor of a Veteran

The Vote in Honor of a Veteran Program provides North Carolina citizens an opportunity to pay tribute to those that have served, and continue to serve, this country to protect our freedom. You can honor a Veteran on any Election Day by requesting a pin and/or sharing a story, that may be posted on the North Carolina State Board of Elections website. For more information click HERE or call (828)265-8061


Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Watauga County Board of Elections
PO Box 528
Boone, NC 28607

Physical Address:
Watauga County Board of Elections
842 W. King St, Suite 6
Boone, NC 28607

Hours of Operations
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone:
828-265-8061
Fax:
828-265-8068
Email:
Matthew.Snyder@watgov.org

Board Members
Jane Ann Hodges - Chair
Marv Williamsen - Secretary
Eric Eller - Member
Nancy Owen - Member
Matt Walpole - Member

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