At the Tuesday meeting of the Watauga Board of Elections, Watauga Commission Chair John Welch swore in the new board of elections members.

Michael Behrent-chair, Eric Eller, James Hill, Matt Walpole, and Mary Williamsen were sworn in, and the Board elected James Hill as Secretary of the Board.

Also, outgoing board members Jane Ann Hodges and Nancy Eller were recognized for their years of service.

Matt Snyder, Director of Elections, said Watauga is fortunate to have current and past board members so dedicated to bringing fair elections to the county, and said he was grateful for their service.