Details for NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION WATAUGA COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA A
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION WATAUGA COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Watauga County to vote in the following contests: US PRESIDENT US SENATE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 05 NC GOVERNOR NC LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NC ATTORNEY GENERAL NC AUDITOR NC COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE NC COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE NC COMMISSIONER OF LABOR NC SECRETARY OF STATE NC SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION NC TREASURER NC SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE SEAT 01 NC SUPREME COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SEAT 02 NC SUPREME COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SEAT 04 NC COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE SEAT 04 NC COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE SEAT 05 NC COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE SEAT 06 NC COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE SEAT 07 NC COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE SEAT 13 NC STATE SENATE DISTRICT 45 NC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 093 NC DISTRICT COURT JUDGE DISTRICT 24 SEAT 02 NC DISTRICT COURT JUDGE DISTRICT 24 SEAT 03 NC DISTRICT COURT JUDGE DISTRICT 24 SEAT 04 WATAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 01 WATAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 02 WATAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 05 WATAUGA COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS WATAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION WATAUGA SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT SUPERVISOR Voters will not be required to show photo ID for elections held in 2020. Federal and state courts have temporarily blocked North Carolinas voter photo ID requirement from taking effect until further order of the courts. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the day of the election, Tuesday, November 3. One-stop early voting will be held at the Watauga County Administration Building and Blowing Rock Town Hall, Deep Gap Fire Department, Western Watauga Community Center, High Country Vacation Homes, and Plemmons Student Union-Blue Ridge Ballroom. One-stop early voting will be open from Thursday, October 15 until Saturday, October 31. The schedule can be found at http://www.wataugacounty.org/App_Pages/Dept/BOE/notices.aspx Canvass will be held in the Watauga County Board of Elections office at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 13. Absentee voting by mail is available. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made on an absentee request form (available on the State Board of Elections website and, at the county board of elections office, and must be received in the Watauga County Board of Elections office or any one-stop early voting site by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Completed request forms may only be returned in-person to the Watauga County Board of Elections office by the voter, the voters near relative or verifiable legal guardian, or by a Multipartisan Assistance Team, or delivered by the U.S. Postal Service or designated delivery service (DHL, FedEx, or UPS). Absentee voting requires the voter to complete an application on the return envelope that must be witnessed by one qualified person. Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the Watauga County Board of Elections by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day (ballots received by mail after this time will be considered timely if they are received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, and postmarked on or before Election Day). Voters may receive assistance voting a mail-in absentee ballot from a near relative or verifiable legal guardian, or by a qualified person of their choice if a near relative or legal guardian is not available. If the voter resides in a facility such as a nursing home, and the voters near relative or legal guardian is not available, the voter or the facility can arrange to have the county board of elections schedule a visit by a Multipartisan Assistance Team to provide assistance and serve as a witness. All persons who are registered to vote with the Watauga County Board of Elections may vote in this election. Persons who are not already registered to vote in the county must register by Friday, October 9 to be eligible to vote in this election. Voters who are not registered in the county by that deadline may register and vote during one-stop early voting only, and will be required to provide documentation of their identity and residence. Voters who fail to timely make a change to their name or address in the county must update the information when presenting to vote, and may be required to vote a provisional ballot. Voters voting in person are entitled to assistance by an election official, or, if assistance is needed due to disability or illiteracy, by a qualified person of their choice. Voting sites are accessible to all voters. Curbside voting is available for voters who are not able to enter voting sites. Persons with questions about registration, polling places, early voting, absentee ballots, a Multipartisan Assistance Team visit to a facility, or other election matters may call the Watauga County Board of Elections Office at (828)265-8061. Jane Ann Hodges, Chairman Watauga County Board of Elections
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