We obtained the agenda from the sole Democratic member of the board who heard about Monday's meeting only after the close of business today.
Among the new items on this agenda are at least two of potential interest for the municipal elections coming up, particularly Early Voting, and one regarding the polling place for Watauga County’s largest precinct:
* Adopt new one-stop [which includes Early Voting] implementation plan.
* Resolution to recombine Boone precincts [?].
* Relocate Meat Camp and New River 3 precincts [NR 3, our largest precinct, votes currently at the Nat’l Guard Armory].Another agenda item may be aimed at punishing the elections director, Jane Ann Hodges: “Assign elections duty.” The local GOP has been itching (pretty much in full view of the public) to run Ms. Hodges out of her job for a long time now. Ms. Hodges happens to be one of the most respected elections directors in the state and is protected by the state's personnel act.
But I guess we’ll have to wait until Monday morning to see exactly what