Notices

 

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.


WATAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS
NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING CHANGE  
The following is a notice that the regular monthly board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. has been cancelled and is re-scheduled for Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. This meeting will be held in the small courtroom located on the ground floor of the Watauga County Courthouse.
Jane Hodges, Chair
Watauga County Board of Elections
July 5, 2019


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.


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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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 


Official Notice
2019 Mid Year Semi Annual Report Due

To:   Political Committee Treasurers
From: Campaign Finance Office
Date: July 2, 2019

When To File
Please be advised that your 2019 Mid Year Semi Annual Report must be filed no later than July 26, 2019. The earliest date you can file the report is July 1, 2019.

What To File
The report must include:
All contributions received since the last report filed, through June 30, 2019.
All expenditures made since the last report filed, through June 30, 2019.
All loans received or made since the last report filed, through June 30, 2019.

The treasurer must use best efforts to report all contributor and payee information required by N.C.G.S. § 163-278.11. Please follow the instructions on each form and review the reporting sections of the Campaign Finance Manual available at: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Campaign-Finance .

The committee treasurer or assistant treasurer signing the report must certify that the report is true and correct to the best of the treasurer’s knowledge. All reports must be signed by a treasurer or assistant treasurer who has completed the free treasurer training available from the North Carolina State Board of Elections. For more information, please visit: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Campaign-Finance/training .

How to File: Electronic Filers 
All committees are encouraged to file electronically. The following committees MUST file the 2019 Mid Year Semi Annual Report electronically:

  • Candidate for statewide office with contributions, expenditures or loans in excess of $5,000 since the beginning of the election cycle.
  • Party committees supporting candidates for statewide office with contributions or independent expenditures in excess of $5,000 since the beginning of the election cycle.
  • Political committees supporting candidates for statewide office with contributions or independent expenditures in excess of $5,000 since the beginning of the election cycle.
  • Federal committees supporting candidates for statewide office with contributions in excess of $5,000 since the beginning of the election cycle.
  • Any candidate committee, party committee, federal committee, or political committee with contributions, expenditures, independent expenditures, or loans in excess of $10,000 since the beginning of the election cycle.

Electronic filers produce reports using free campaign finance software downloaded from the State Board of Elections’ website. Qualifying third party software may also be used. For more information, visit: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Campaign-Finance/reporting-software .

An electronic report is timely if the electronic file is e-mailed to campaign.reporting@ncsbe.gov on or before 11:59 p.m. on July 26, 2019 . For each electronic report, the committee must also file a signed cover page with original signatures. Committees required to file reports with the county board of elections will submit the signed cover page to the county board office. Cover pages may be filed by mail, manual delivery or overnight courier. Cover pages filed by mail must have a postmark on or before July 26, 2019.

How To File: Paper Filers
Forms for paper filers are available on the State Board’s website at: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Campaign-Finance/reporting-forms . Reports must be filed by mail, manual delivery, or overnight courier. We suggest, though it is not required, that you use certified mail or overnight courier and retain the receipts as proof of mailing. You cannot submit reports by facsimile. A report that does not show an original signature is not considered filed . Paper reports filed by mail must have a postmark on or before July 26, 2019.The following addresses may be used to submit paper reports to the State Board of Elections. County filers should contact the county board office for the correct addresses.

Mailing Address:
North Carolina State Board of Elections
Raleigh, NC 27611-7255

Mailing Address: Physical Address: 
North Carolina State Board of Elections
Third Floor
P.O. Box 27255 430 N. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-5918

Postmarks
Cover pages and paper reports are timely filed if the postmark has a date on or before July 26, 2019 .

A postage meter date is not the same as a postmark. If a report only bears a meter mark, the report filing date will be the date that the report is received by the State Board or county board office

Treasurers should not assume that a postmark will be automatically applied by the post office. In order for your cover page or paper report to be considered timely, you must request a postmark from the post office.

Penalties
Electronic reports e-mailed after July 26, 2019are considered late and subject to a late filing penalty. Paper reports postmarked after July 26, 2019or manually delivered afterJuly 26, 2019are considered late and subject to a penalty.

The penalty is $250 per day (not to exceed $10,000) for reports affecting statewide elections and $50 per day (not to exceed $500) for non-statewide elections.Penalties are assessed for each day beginning July 29, 2019and ending when the report is postmarked or received.
 


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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