At its July 13 meeting, the Watauga County Board of Elections will discuss the future of the North Fork Precinct and the Wilson Ridge Road construction project’s impact on voters in the New River III precinct.

The public is encouraged to speak at the meeting or to submit comments for the Board’s review.

Over the last several years the requirement of finding registered voters from the North Fork Precinct to serve as Election Judges in order to be in compliance with North Carolina statutes has proven to be untenable. Options to address this issue will be the focus of the discussion.

Construction on the 1.9 mile section of road from the intersection of U.S. 421 and Bamboo Road to Bamboo and Wilson Ridge Road and Wilson Ridge to Deerfield Road, splits the New River III precinct in half. There is concern about congestion and traffic delays and the impact that will have on accessibility to the polling place at the National Guard Armory.

The Board of Elections will meet July 13, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Board Room, in the County Administration Building at 814 W. King Street, Boone.

Those wishing to speak at the meeting will sign up when they arrive.

Comments for the Board may be mailed to PO Box 528, Boone, NC 28607 or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Board of Elections can be reached at (828)265-8061.