Tuesday, October 8, 2019 is the date of the Town of Cary Municipal Election.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 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.
* * * Early voting dates, times, and polling places will be posted here when published by the Wake County Board of Elections. * * *
This page of the Wake County Board of Elections website has links to voter registration, voter districts, and assigned polling places.
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 the last election, I voted in honor of my dad, who served as a Naval Intelligence Officer in World War II. To request a personalized pin, please go to this page.
In the 2017 Town of Cary elections for council members, 8,143 registered voters cast ballots and 106,599 registered voters did not cast ballots. As one who was raised to be thankful to live in a country in which there was the right to vote and encouraged to study why those who founded this great country established it as a democratic republic, I am astounded that 12 of 13 registered voters chose not to cast ballots.
Perhaps I'm a dinosaur, or perhaps I just don't "get it."
The video below chronicles but one instance of but one identfiable group being denied the right to vote. I chose this video [in this plea for greater voter turnout this year than the 7.64% turnout in Cary in 2017] because of the specific call for enlightened and determined leadership made by United Nations Secretary-General Guterres at about the 18:20 mark of his plea shown on this page.