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Early Voting Begins at App State Today, See Sample Ballots and Other Early Voting Sites, Hours

By Jesse Wood

Early voting for the municipal elections is ongoing in Watauga County in the Plemmons Student Union on the campus of Appalachian State and in the lower level of the Watauga County Courthouse in downtown Boone. In Avery County, early voting is happening in the elections office in the Avery County Courthouse.

Like in previous elections, the battle over a one-stop site on the college campus ended at the very last minute. Yesterday, the N.C. Court of Appeals denied a two-week old stay of a Wake County Superior Court ruling blocking early voting on campus.

The appeal came down yesterday, hours before one-stop voting on campus was initially set to begin before the stay ruling. Early voting at the other Watauga County location began last week.

Elections Office in Watauga County Courthouse

The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct 19-20; 23-27; 30-31 and Nov 1-3. The last day on Saturday, Nov. 4 features hours from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Plemmons Student Union at App State

Blue Ridge Ballroom in App State’s Plemmons Student Union from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 26-27 and Oct. 30 to Nov. 3.

Watauga County Elections Director Matt Snyder said that voters in the Blowing Rock, Boone, Seven Devils and Beech Mountain municipalities can vote and same-day register at either one-stop site in Watauga County.

In Avery County, one-stop voting takes place only inside the elections office in the Avery County Courthouse.

Elections Office in Avery County Courthouse

The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19-20, Oct. 23-27 and Oct. 30 – Nov. 3. The hours on Saturday, Nov. 4 are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

See the sample ballots for each municipal election Watauga County and Avery County below.

For more information about the upcoming election, click to the Watauga County Board of Elections or call 828-265-8061; click to Avery County Board of Elections or call 828-733-8282.