Early Voting Begins Today, Republicans and Democrats Make Final Pitch To First Batch of Early Voters

Published Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm
Photos from the entrance to Watauga County's only early voting precinct. Photos by Ken Ketchie

Photos of the entrance to Watauga County’s only early voting precinct. Early voting started Thursday, Oct. 17. Photos by Ken Ketchie

By Jesse Wood

Oct. 17, 2013. Supporters for both Republicans and Democrats withstood the dreary weather in front of the Watauga County Courthouse Thursday morning to make a final pitch to the first batch of early voters making their way to the polls on Thursday morning.  

So far – as of lunchtime on Thursday – about 30 people have early voted in Watauga County, according to staff at the Watauga County Board of Elections office. 

Early voting across the state started at 8 a.m. this morning and continues through Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. While it is too late to register to vote on Election Day, same-day early voting registration is available. Look below for exact times, dates and locations to early vote in Watauga and Avery counties. 

Where To One-Stop Vote in Watauga

One-stop absentee early voting begins on Thursday, Oct. 17, and ends on Saturday, Nov. 2. One-stop voting will be held in the Watauga County Commissioners Board Room located on the ground floor of the Watauga County Administration Building on these dates:

  • Thursday, Oct. 17 – Friday, Oct. 18. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 21 – Friday, Oct. 25, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct.28 – Friday, Nov. 1, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where To One-Stop Vote in Avery

One-stop absentee early voting begins on Thursday, Oct. 17, and ends Saturday, Nov. 2. One-stop voting will be held in the Avery County Board of Elections office in the Avery County Courthouse Annex.

  • Thursday, Oct. 17 – Friday, Oct. 18. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 21 – Friday, Oct. 25, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 28 – Friday, Nov. 1, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

 

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