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.