In order to vote by mail, you must request an absentee ballot. To download an absentee ballot request form, CLICK HERE.

 To view the UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) 2022 General Election notice, please CLICK HERE.


October 20-21                       8:00am - 7:30pm
October 24-28                       8:00am - 7:30pm
October 31 - November 4      8:00am - 7:30pm
November 5 (Saturday)         8:00am - 3:00pm

(Watauga County residents may use any early voting site they choose.)

Watauga County Administration Building - 814 W. King St., Boone 28607
Appalachian State-Plemmons Student Union - 263 Locust St., Boone 28608
Blowing Rock Clubhouse(Rotary Bldg) - 108 Lakeside Dr., Blowing Rock 28605
Deep Gap Fire Department - 6583 Old 421 S, Deep Gap 28618
Meat Camp Fire Department - 4797 NC Hwy 194 N. Boone, 28607
Western Watauga Community Center - 1081 Old US Hwy 421 Sugar Grove, 28679

Same Day Registration is available at all sites for those Watauga County residents who are not registered to vote.

   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

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