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From left, Watauga County Elections Office staff members Donna Houck and Jane Ann Hodges
and Board of Elections members Luke Eggers, Kathleen Campbell and Bill Aceto on Tuesday
examine the election results from the May 6 primary.
Anna Oakes | Watauga Democrat

Official Watauga Primary Results

Following are the official primary election results for countywide races, which differ by a few votes from the unofficial results released May 6. The statewide election results were not yet official as of presstime.


Watauga County Board of Commissioners District 3 - Republican

Karen Greene Lerch    1,609

Matt Klutz     1,558


Watauga County Board of Commissioners District 5 - Republican

Jimmy Hodges            2,283

Allen Trivette 1,175  


Watauga County Board of Education - Nonpartisan

Jay Fenwick    2,840

Kurt D. Michael         2,416

Jason K. Cornett         2,379

Ronny Holste 2,293

Adam L. Trivette        2,088

Ron Henries    1,942

Josh Kanoy     1,646

Tiffany Christian        1,240

Originally published: 2014-05-14 11:31:54
Last modified: 2014-05-14 11:32:38

Election results official in Watauga

by Anna Oakes

No county-level results were changed by the canvass held Tuesday by the Watauga County Board of Elections, which makes the May 6 primary election results official.

The board met at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Watauga County Courthouse to review six provisional ballots that were cast on Election Day and to ensure that votes have been counted and tabulated correctly.

The registration status of all six provisional ballot voters was verified, and their votes were added to the final counts.

The closest local race was that between Watauga County Board of Commissioners District 3 Republican candidates Karen Greene Lerch and Matt Klutz, with just over a 1 percent difference between the two's vote tallies. Candidates may request a recount if the difference between vote totals is less than 1 percent.

Results for regional and statewide races falling within the jurisdiction of the State Board of Elections were not yet official as of presstime. The state canvass was to be held after the May 13 county canvasses.