Early Voting in Watauga and surrounding counties

Leading up to Election Day, Watauga County and sites in surrounding counties will host one-stop early voting . The early voting sites will also offer voter registration.

Watauga County Director of Elections Matt Snyder said those who vote in person can expect to see a few differences this year at the polling sites.

“You will come in and you will see all of our election officials in protective gear,” Snyder said. “We will have shields up, sneeze guards, things to mitigate any COVID risk.”

Snyder also said staff will sanitize after every voter.

This year there are six one-stop early voting sites in Watauga County.

  • App State – Plemmons Student Union – Blue Ridge Ballroom
  • Blowing Rock Town Hall
  • Deep Gap Fire Department
  • High Country Vacation Homes (Foscoe)
  • Western Watauga Community Center
  • Watauga County Administration Building, Commissioners’ Board Room

One-stop early voting will run Oct. 15 to Oct. 31. Each voting site will be open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every weekday.

Each Saturday, sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Here are the voting sites for the counties surrounding Watauga:

Avery County: 

  • Avery County Dive In Pool Complex

The site will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ashe County:

  • Ashe County Agriculture Building

The site will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Caldwell County:

  • Shuford Recreation Center
  • Caldwell County Resource Center

The two sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays. The first two Saturdays — Oct. 17 and Oct. 24 — site sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Oct. 31, the site will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wilkes County: 

  • McGee Natural Resource Center
  • Wilkesboro Civic Center

The two sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays. The first two Saturdays — Oct. 17 and Oct. 24 — site sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Oct. 31, the site will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Use the map below to find the closest voting site to you: