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Published Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 6:53 pm
2016-11-08

Watauga County election officials in the courthouse wait for the ballots to come in from precincts all over the county on Tuesday evening. Photo by Ken Ketchie

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Ballots are starting to arrive a little after 8 p.m.

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More ballots coming in at 8:30 p.m.

Watauga Elections Director Matt Snyder and BOE members Bill Aceto, Nancy Owen and Stella Anderson (not pictured)

Watauga Elections Director Matt Snyder and BOE members Bill Aceto, Nancy Owen and Stella Anderson (not pictured) after the all the precincts reported.

Editor’s Note: The polls close at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Soon thereafter – for about the next hour – results from the 20 precincts in Watauga County  will be announced at the Watauga County Board of Elections office. Continue to check back for updates.

Compiled by Jesse Wood 

Nov. 8, 2016. Still updating … Continue to check back and refresh page.

  • Watauga: Early voting/Absentee Ballots; 20 of 20 precincts

Update: 9 p.m. —- All precincts are in as of 9 p.m., but the votes haven’t been tallied as of yet.

Nearly 500 provisional ballots have not been counted yet, and about half of those are from App State polling sites, according to Watauga County Board of Elections Member Stella Anderson, a Democrat.

Once the Watauga County Board of Elections decides whether or not these ballots are valid, then the vote totals will increase correspondingly. Any race close enough, within the total of provisional ballots, may be reversed during canvassing, when results are made official, on Friday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. at the elections office.


President and Vice President of the United States

Note: These are only Watauga results and do not determine the winner.

Trump Clinton Johnson
TOTAL  13521 13953 1295

Statewide Results:

  • Trump: 49.9 percent
  • Clinton: 46.13 percent
  • Johnson: 127,745
  • Stein (write-in): 590
  • Miscellaneous write-in: 57,798

U.S. Senate

Note: These are only Watauga results and do not determine the winner. 

Burr Ross Haugh
TOTAL  14071 13651 1388

State Results:

  • Burr: 51.11 percent
    Ross: 45.33 percent
    Haugh: 3.56 percent

U.S. House – District 5

Note: These are only Watauga results and do not determine the winner. 

Foxx Brannon
TOTAL  14072 14639

District Results:

  • Foxx: 59.28 percent
    Brannon: 41.54 percent

N.C. Governor

Note: These are only Watauga results and do not determine the winner. 

McCrory Cooper Cecil
TOTAL  12905 15436 991

Statewide Results:

  • Cooper: 48.97 percent
  • McCrory: 48.86 percent
  • Cecil: 2.17 percent

N.C. State Senate – District 45 

Note: These are only Watauga results and do not determine the winner. 

Ballard Sherwood
TOTAL  13743 13644

District Results:

  • Ballard: 65 percent
    Sherwood: 35 percent

N.C. House of Representatives – District 93 

Note: These are only Watauga results and do not determine the winner. 

Jordan Counts
TOTAL  13245 14751

District Results: 

  • Jordan: 53 percent
    Counts: 47 percent

NC District Court Judge District 24 

Eggers-Gryder Teague
TOTAL  14484 11296

District Results:

  • Eggers-Gryder: 53.13 percent
  • Teague: 46.87 percent

Watauga County Commissioners – District 1 

Yates Blanks
TOTAL  14546 13101

Watauga County Commissioners – District 2 

Shukis Welch
TOTAL  12277 15244

Watauga County Commissioners – District 4 

Blust Turnbow
TOTAL  13558 14072

Watauga County Board of Education 

Combs Henries Kinsey Reese
TOTAL  13575 15115 14884 15637

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