Logic and Accuracy Testing of Watauga County's Election Equipment will take place Saturday, September 26 at the Agricultural Extension Building starting a 9am. Members of the public that would like to attend should contact the Board of Elections Office at (828)265-8061.


- Due to COVID-19 most of the Election Day Polling Places have been moved to school gyms in your area. 
HERE to see the Resolution and the changes made.

  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: Brushy Fork to Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute 372 Community College Drive, Building 460, Boone, NC 28607
The polling place changes are for future elections from this point forward and until deemed necessary of change by future boards

  To see a SAMPLE BALLOT, click HERE

 To view the  Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voters(UOCAVA) Election Notice, please click HERE.

If you would like to vote from home and have a ballot mailed to you, you have two options:

1)You can now request an Absentee by Mail ballot online at the North Carolina Board of Elections Online Portal. Click HERE


2) You can print out and complete the Absentee Ballot Request Form below and mail, email, fax, or hand deliver it to the Courthouse. Should you have any questions, please call our office at 265-8061.

Click HERE for Absentee Ballot Request Form

Any voter registered in Watauga County can vote at any of sites listed below. 

October 15 until October 30 Weekdays 8:00AM until 7:30PM
Saturday October 17  8:00AM until 6:00PM
Saturday October 24  8:00AM until 6:00PM
Saturday October 31  8:00AM until 3:00PM

Watauga County Administration Building, Commissioners’ Board Room
814 W. King Street, Boone, NC 28607
Appalachian State University - Plemmons Student Union - Blue Ridge Ballroom
263 Locust Street, Boone,NC 28608
Blowing Rock Town Hall
1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Deep Gap Fire Department
6583 Old 421 South, Deep Gap, NC 28618
High Country Vacation Homes (Foscoe)
520 Church Road, Boone, NC 28607
Western Watauga Community Center
1081 Old US HWY 421, Sugar Grove, NC 28679


 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. 





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 by Mail Board Meetings will be conducted at the Agricultural Conference Center located at 252 Poplar Grove Road in Boone on the following dates and begin at 5:00 PM: September 29; October 2nd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th, and 30th.

Absentee by Mail Board meeting will be conducted at the County Court House located at 842 W. King Street in Boone on the following dates and begin at 5:00PM; November 2nd, 9th, and 12th.

 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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