By order of the North Carolina Supreme Court, filing for all offices for the 2022 primary will resume at 8am on Thursday, February 24 and close at Noon on Friday, March 4.

The March 8, 2022 primary has been moved to May 17, 2022.

Offices filing at Watauga County Board of Elections and the filing fee .
NC Senate 47th District; Filing Fee = $140
NC House 87th District; Filing Fee = $140
NC House 93rd District; Filing Fee = $140
Watauga County Board of Commissioners: Districts 1, 3, and 4; Filing Fee = $72
Watauga County Clerk of Superior Court; Filing Fee =  $998
Watauga County Sheriff; Filing Fee = $819
Watauga County Board of Education (3 Seats); Filing Fee = $45

Offices filing at NC Board of Elections
US Senate: Filing Fee = $1,740
US Representative 11th District; Filing Fee = $1,740
US Representative 14th District; Filing Fee = $1,740
District Court Judge (Leake Seat) 24th Judicial District; Filing Fee = $1,251
District Attorney 35th Prosecutorial District; Filing Fee = $1,374
(Filing will take place at the NC State Fairgrounds Exposition Center, 4285 Trinity Rd, Gate 9, Raleigh, NC 27607)

To view the list of candidates that have already filed for office, please click here

To view the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Notice for the March, 2022 Primary CLICK HERE.

Appointed Watauga County Precinct Judges 2021-2023

To view the list of Precinct Judges appointed by the Watauga County Board of Elections at their August 17, 2021 meeting CLICK HERE

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.

 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.

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