15,517 voted early in Watauga County through Saturday, November 3 (that number includes mail-in absentee ballots and 713 same-day registrations, some of which may end up not counting)
Party breakdown (excluding the same-days):
For comparison, 7,865 voted early in Watauga County in the last mid-term election of 2014. In 2014, the total vote in Watauga, including Early and Election Day = 17,197.
In other words, O my brethren, the Early Vote in Watauga in 2018 is just 1,680 votes shy of the total turnout in 2014.
For more comparison, here are state-wide numbers (courtesy Jonathan Kappler):
This was the scene yesterday morning at the Early Voting station on the campus of NC State University in Raleigh: