A recent Watauga County Board of Elections is getting some national attention from folks like Rachel Maddow and Daily Kos after a particularly heated meeting punctuated by boos and chants. At the meeting, the newly Republican-controlled board took the following actions, from the High Country Press newspaper:
Limiting early voting polling places to only the commissioners’ boardroom at the Watauga County Administration building on King Street. (Last year early voting took place at the courthouse, the campus of ASU and at the Foscoe Fire Department.)
Combining three Boone precincts – Boone 1, Boone 2 and Boone 3 – into one that is located at the Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center. (In the last election, residents of those precincts voted in the Watauga County Board of Commissioners boardroom, ASU Plemmons Student Union and the agricultural conference center.)
Changing the New River 3 polling location from the Boone National Guard Armory to Mutton Crossing, located at 4469 Bamboo Road.