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State Elections Board to hear Montravias King, Watauga County appeals

Watauga County's plan to eliminate a campus voting location and Montravias King stifled political bid will get a hearing before the State Board of Elections next week in a meeting that is sure to draw a crowd.

The state board announced late Monday it would hold a Sept. 3 meeting to address the hotly debated elections moves that are generating national attention.

The new Republican-led board will hear appeals toWatauga County’s plans to eliminate a one-stop voting location on the Appalachian State University campus for the 2013 municipal election, a move that may carry broader implications for future elections.

King will appeal a Republican effort to keep him from running for city council using his dorm address as his residency. The story of King, an Elizabeth City college student, is getting huge play from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. at the SBOE offices in Raleigh.

John Frank

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