Registering to Vote / Requesting an Absentee Ballot
If you are eligible to vote, you will need to decide whether you will choose to vote using your permanent (home) address or your university address. We encourage students, especially North Carolina residents, to register to vote in Watauga County at their university address. This makes access to the polls during early-voting or on election day easier and more streamlined than voting via absentee ballot.
Be aware, if you have moved (even within the Town of Boone or Watauga County) since you last registered to vote, you MUST re-register NOW at your new address!
How to Register to Vote in Watauga County
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Anyone seeking to register to vote in Watauga County MUST complete a North Carolina voter registration application.
When filling out a North Carolina voter registration application, all fields that are highlighted in red are required fields. Failure to complete these fields will result in a rejection of the registration application.
Although optional, it is strongly recommended that students include either their NC Drivers License number OR the last 4 digits of their Social Security Number on the form for identification purposes. It is also recommended that students include their phone number in case there are questions surrounding the registration form.
Completed registration forms can be mailed to:
Watauga County Board of Elections
PO Box 528
Boone, NC 28607
Submitted in person to the Watauga County Board of Elections at:
842 W. King St, Suite 6
Boone, NC 28607