If you would like to vote from home and have a ballot mailed to you, please print out and complete the Absentee Ballot Request Form below and mail it us or hand deliver it to the Courthouse (there is a drop box for forms just inside the front door). Should you have any questions, please call our office at 265-8061.

Click HERE for Absentee Ballot Request Form


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.



Until further order of the court, voters are not required to show photo ID. The law was enjoined by a federal district court on December 31, 2019. This page will be updated if new information becomes available. 






 1. Voter Registrations Forms can be delivered in person and put in a drop box by our office door.

2. Voter Registration Forms or Absentee Ballot Request Forms can be mailed to the Watauga County Board of Elections at PO Box 528 Boone, NC 28607.

3. Online Voter Registration Forms can be found at:

4. Absentee Ballot Request Forms can be downloaded above.

5. If you are changing your name, address or party affiliation within your current county of registration: in addition to mail (PO Box 528, Boone, NC 28607), you may also fax (828-265- 8068) or email a scanned image of your signed application.

7. All public records requests may be requested by phone at 828-265-8061 or be submitted by e-mail to

8. The public may call 828-265-8061 for assistance.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO G.S. 163-128... The Watauga County Board of Elections has passed a resolution to move the following precinct polling place:
          Cove Creek to the Zionville Volunteer Fire Station #2, located at 10292 US HWY 421 N, Zionville, NC 28698.
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



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.

 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.


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

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