Voting changes sweep county, state

The Watauga Agricultural Conference Center, located at 252 Poplar Grove Road, is now the Election Day voting site for Boone. The site has approximately 30 parking spaces and an Appalcart bus stop one-fifth of a mile away. Photo by Bowen Jones  |  The Appalachian
Gov. Pat McCrory signed new voting laws in North Carolina on Aug. 12, the same day the Watauga County Board of Elections changed voting precincts for residents in Watauga County.

New state regulations on voting include the need for voter identification as well as prohibiting registering and voting on the same day during early voting. Locally, the removal of on-campus voting at Appalachian State University could affect student voting.

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