Mid-Day Voter Turnout in Watauga: 323 in Blowing Rock; 109 atop Beech; 414 in Boone; 23 in Seven Devils – 2 p.m.

Published Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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The Great Divide: Dan Phillips, a challenger to J.B. Lawrence, and his supporters stand (left) on one side of Town Hall, while Lawrence and his faction stands on the other side. In between are supporters and candidates for council. Photo by Ken Ketchie

By Jesse Wood

Nov. 5, 2013. Election Day is here once again.

This morning candidates were out and about making their last pitch, standing in front of the polling precincts across town. 

As James Milner, candidate for Boone Town Council, headed off to work after hanging out in front of the Watauga County Administration Building on Tuesday morning, he said, “I’ll be tweeting and Facebooking all through the day.”

According to staff at the Watauga County Board of Elections, 869 people have voted on Election Day as of about 2 p.m.

Blowing Rock – 323

Beech Mountain – 109

Seven Devils – 23

Boone – 414

  • Blue Ridge – 8
  • Boone 1 : 84
  • Boone 2: 47
  • Brushy Fork: 2
  • Boone 3: 43
  • New River 1: 60
  • New River 2 : 56
  • New River 3: 114

This is in addition to the more than 1,100 people who early voted. The vast majority of those voters were Boone residents while Blowing Rock came in a very distant second place. 

Below our a few photos from this morning. The polls close at 7:30 p.m., so check back for the voter tallies, which will be published as soon as those are announced. 

For more information on the races and candidates, click here

A young man holds a sign touting Jenny Church, a write-in candidate for mayor of Boone. Photo by Jesse Wood

A young man holds a sign touting Jenny Church, a write-in candidate for mayor of Boone. Photo by Jesse Wood

 

Two women hold signs for Andy Ball for Mayor and Jennifer Pena or Boone Town Council. Photo by Jesse Wood

Two women hold signs for Andy Ball for Mayor and Jennifer Pena or Boone Town Council. Photo by Jesse Wood

 

A few folks stood outside of Legends earlier this morning on Election Day. Legends is one of the polling precincts in Boone. Photo by Ken Ketchie

A few folks stood outside of Legends earlier this morning on Election Day. Legends is one of the polling precincts in Boone. Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

Mark Templeton and a supporter stand in front of the Watauga Agricultural Services Center, one of the polling precincts in Boone.

Mark Templeton and a supporter stand in front of the Watauga Agricultural Services Center, one of the polling precincts in Boone.

 

Jenny Church (right) is a write-in candidate for mayor of Boone. She is standing in front of the Watauga Agricultural Services Center.

Jenny Church (right) is a write-in candidate for mayor of Boone. She is standing in front of the Watauga Agricultural Services Center.

 

James Milner stands in front of the courthouse in downtown Boone on Election Day.

James Milner stands in front of the courthouse in downtown Boone on Election Day.

 

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Incumbent Blowing Rock Mayor J.B. Lawrence holds up one of his signs on Election Day. Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

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Dan Phillips (left), a current councilman and candidate for mayor of Blowing Rock, stands in front of Town Hall on Election Day. Incumbent Councilman Tommy Klutz is pictured on the right. Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

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Election Day brings out a crowd to Town Hall in Blowing Rock. Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

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The Great Divide: Dan Phillips, a challenger to J.B. Lawrence, and his supporters stand (left) on one side of Town Hall, while Lawrence and his faction stands on the other side. In between are the candidates for council. Photo by Ken Ketchie

 

 

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