COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION DAY
The County Election, painted by George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879), depicting an 1850 election in Saline County, Missouri. The painting hangs in the St. Louis Art Museum. [Click image to enlarge it.]

ELECTION DAY

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 is the date of the Town of Cary Municipal Election.


RUNOFF ELECTION

Tuesday, _____ [NOT YET ANNOUNCED], 2022 will be the day of the Runoff Election, if required. In a race for any seat, if no candidate receives more than 50% of the votes cast in that race, the candidate finishing with the second-highest number of votes may demand a runoff election against the candidate who received the highest number of votes.


REGISTER ! — REGISTER ! — REGISTER !

Cary's voter turnout for council and mayoral elections [to this Army veteran] is embarrassing, insulting, and shameful. In 2017, the rate was 7.6% – one of 13 elegible citizens cast a ballot.

To magnify the value of your vote, and have it count for both yourself and 12 qualified citizens who can't be bothered to vote, go to North Carolina voter registration information and sign up.

Please do it now. Don't wait for the deadline. The deadline for registering is April 22, 2022.


EARLY VOTING

Early Voting begins on Thursday, April 28, 2022 and ends on Saturday, May 14 at 3:00 pm. To confirm that you're registered, go to this page and enter your name.

A Cary registered voter may vote early in any Wake County early-voting site. The early-voting sites in Cary are:

  • Herb Young Community Center – 101 Wilkinson Avenue, 27513.
  • Cary Senior Center [in Bond Park] – 120 Maury O'Dell Place, 27513

An unregistered Cary citizen may register to vote at an early-voting site, and may vote immediately after registering. See this page for a list of documents that prove residence.


VOTING INFORMATION

This page of the Wake County Board of Elections website has links to voter registration, voter districts, and assigned polling places.


VOTE IN HONOR OF A VETERAN

The North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement offers to voters at no charge a pin personalized with the name of a veteran in honor of whom a person would like to vote. In 2017, when I learned of this wonderful program, I voted in honor of my dad, who served as a United States Navy intelligence officer in World War II. In 2019 I voted in honor of my sixth-great-grandmother, Elizabeth (Betsy) Callaway, who smuggled ammunition and intelligence information in her clothing through British and Indian lines during the American Revolution. In 2022 I'll vote in honor of my cousin, Samuel Tilden (Sambo) McDowell, III, who was killed in combat in Vietnam in 1968.

To request a pin personalized to a vet you'd honor, please go to this page.


DEMOCRATIC, UNAFFILIATED, AND REPUBLICAN SAMPLE BALLOTS