Cary, NC — The road signs are popping up like dandelions. The election is just 3 weeks away. Here’s info on Early Voting in Cary, which starts on October 23, 2014.
An Important Election. To 15% of the People.
Off-year elections, so-called because the presidency is not up for grabs, generally draw about 15% voter turnout.
But there are some important issues on the ballot this year and candidates with starkly different points of view. Education, taxes, voting, healthcare, marriage and education top the long list of election issues in North Carolina this year.
But, perhaps most importantly for local citizens, a whole slate of seats are up for grabs on the Wake County Board of Commissioners. County commissioners spend a hefty chunk of your tax dollars, and directly impact your everyday life.
Facebook and Twitter are alive with opinions about the big issues of today. Wouldn’t it be great if half those people showed up at the polls?
Now is the time to put the election date on your calendar:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
And, early voting starts in Cary on October 23.
Early Voting in Cary
In 2014, early voting runs from Thursday, Oct. 23rd through Saturday, Nov. 1st. Any eligible Wake County voter can vote at any Wake County early voting location.
Cary has one location for early voting:
Herbert C. Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Avenue
Cary, NC 27513
Downtown, behind Town Hall
Times for early voting at Herb Young.
Other Early Voting Locations
You can also vote early at the following locations in Apex and Raleigh:
- Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter Street, Downtown Apex
- Board of Elections Office, 337 S. Salisbury Street, Downtown Raleigh
For more info, visit Wake County Early Voting.
As we have in the past, CaryCitizen will publishing responses to our Candidate Questionnaire. It’s a chance for the candidates to answer three simple questions in their own words without any filtering or distortion from the media:
- Why are you running
- What are your most important issues
- What’s your background?
We reached out to all the candidates but only heard back from a few. If you are a candidate for office representing Cary and would like to participate in our Candidate Questionnaire, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story by Hal Goodtree & Jessica Patrick. Photo by Alisha Newton.