Soil & Water Candidate Filing Open

Candidate filing for Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor opened June 13 and will close July 1st at Noon. Filing can be done at the Watauga County Board of Elections’ office located in the courthouse and the filing fee is $5. There will be two seats up for election in November.

These districts were created in 1937 by North Carolina General Statute 139 for the primary purpose of providing local direction to voluntary, incentive based conservation programs to assist landowners protect and conserve the state’s natural resources, including soil, water, wildlife, unique plant and animal habitats, and others. 

   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. 

Absentee and Other Election Time Meetings

The Watauga County Board of Elections will meet at 5:00 p.m. on the following dates to approve absentee by mail ballots: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 7. The Board will meet at 5:00 p.m. on November 8, Election Day, to tabulate One Stop and Absentee by Mail ballots. The Board will meet on November 14 at 5:00 p.m. to approve supplemental absentee by mail ballots. The Board will meet on November 16 at 5:00 p.m. to determine eligibility of Provisional Ballots. The Board will meet on November 17 if necessary to approve mailed UOCAVA ballots at 5:00 p.m. The Board will meet to canvass the election at 11:00 a.m. on November 18. These meetings will be held in the Watauga County Courthouse located at 842 W. King Street in Boone and are open to the public.

For information on different ways to register to vote click HERE. 

Your voter registration is linked to your residential address. You can now update your address electronically if you have a North Carolina driver's license or identification card. Click HERE to update your address. If you haven't registered to vote, you can use the same link to register.

Not sure what address you are registered at? Click HERE to find out.  

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
       Board Members 
Michael Behrent - Chair 
James Hill - Secretary
Eric Eller - Member 
Matt Walpole - Member 
Marv Williamsen - Member