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Voter Guide for Cary Election Plus Wake County Sheriff & District Attorney 2022

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VOTE IN THE CARY ELECTION

Election Day is May 17

Early Voting is April 28 – May 14

Pick the Winners

All Cary voters may vote for one At-Large candidate to represent the whole city on the Town Council. Voters living in Districts A or C may also vote for one candidate to represent their District. (Candidates for Mayor and Districts B and D will be on the ballot in 2023.) Cary’s elections are non-partisan.

Only voters who live in the District can vote for that District’s representative. District lines were redrawn after the Census. Find out which District you live in at demnc.co/distr.

The Mayor presides at Town Council meetings. The Council appoints the City Manager, adopts local laws, and oversees the functions listed in the box below.

VOTER GUIDE

On all Cary Ballots: Candidates for one At-Large Seat

KEN GEORGE PORTRAIT

Ken George

Occupation: Owner, NetSmart, Inc., an IT Services company since 1995

Background: Served non-profits for years as President or Chair, beginning 1989 for the Cary Sister Cities Commission, Rotary President, West Raleigh Baseball President and Exchange Club Member, Cary High PTA President, Band Booster, President Mustang Club, Haiti Relief Coordinator, 4 years on Cary Town Council

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected and how they will impact Cary residents: Properly financing road maintenance for growing miles of new paved roads in Cary to protect our vehicles and young drivers. Preserving green space and open areas, encouraging conservation and policies to prevent continued erosion and flooding in our neighborhoods. Affordable housing statement below.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):  Affordable housing: An affordable housing initiative to make ADU’s plentiful, helping both the homeowner and renter. Waive development fees for ADU’s that have rent set based on affordability. Give grants for construction with 20 year protection of rents, rather than supplement apartment developers who clear cut trees.

Website: Cary.com

CARISSA JOHNSON PORTRAIT

Carissa Johnson

Occupation: Marketing Manager

Background: My record of volunteer service to the community will help inform me in shaping Cary municipal policy: • Previous: Cary’s Information Services Advisory Board, VC of the Cary150 Commission, Cary School of Government; • Current: FEMA Community Emergency Response Team member and a sworn Guardian ad Litem

My top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  • Work to build private-public-nonprofit partnerships to build capacity to ease the housing affordability crisis; • Create equity opportunities and better municipal access for all, including a non-discrimination ordinance; • Champion opportunities for Cary to adopt greener practices and renewable energy

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):  Affordable housing: Our housing crisis requires swift action to stem the loss of moderately priced homes and rentals. Council must prioritize funding and resources for our Housing Plan, and partner with private, public, and non-profit orgs to quickly ramp up capacity to shore up housing for Seniors and working folks.

Website: ElectCarissa.com

ED YERHA PORTRAIT

Ed Yerha

Occupation: Retired financial analyst

Background: I have served Cary for nearly 25 years, as a volunteer and on Town Council since 2012 (including Mayor Pro-Tem for 2 years). My extensive work experience in the finance arena serves Cary very well. I work hard every day representing all of Cary’s citizens and know how to get things done.

My top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  I have a long record of supporting our public safety first responders so that Cary continues to be among the safest towns in the US in which to live, work and play. And environmental protection, especially protection of our precious tree canopy, has always been one of my top priorities.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):  Affordable housing: Cary needs a robust mix of housing options. We must ensure that people of all ages who choose to call Cary home, especially those who work in Cary, can find affordable housing. I support Cary’s new Housing Plan and will work aggressively to ensure that it is fully funded.

Website: EdYerha.com

On District A Ballots: Candidates for the District A Council Seat

CHASE McGRATH PORTRAIT

Chase McGrath

Occupation: Platform Strategy Lead

Background: I have an undergraduate degree in business and a graduate education in analytics. Professionally, I have years of experience working in client-facing roles to deliver complex business and technology projects. I am also a homeowner and Eagle Scout and have lived in Cary nearly 15 years.

My top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  My main priorities, in addition to affordable housing, are to maintain Cary’s status as a great place to do business, continue investing in our Town’s first responders and public employees, and expand and renew our public spaces, parks, and greenways.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):  Affordable housing: We need to expand on the revised Cary Housing Plan adopted in November 2021 to include specific goals and targets to measure our progress against the plan’s vision. We must also invest in more timely data collection so this plan can be more responsive to changing real estate market conditions.

Website: facebook.com/groups/364374418878117

JENNIFER ROBINSON PORTRAIT

Jennifer Robinson

Occupation: Global Government Strategy and Engagement at SAS

Background: I have served as a Council member since 1999, playing a role in shaping Cary into the community it is today. I work for SAS, helping governments to use analytics to serve their citizens more effectively. I am on several boards that promote the success of cities – TJCOG, NCLM, GoT, and NARC.

My top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  My top priorities: (1) ensuring that Cary remains a great value for residents – excellent services while maintaining a low tax rate; (2) preserving open space, advancing environmental initiatives, and further developing our parks system; (3) guiding development so that it enhances our community.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):  Affordable housing: Fund and carry out initiatives in 2021 Cary Housing Plan including: 1. a mixed-income community; 2. grants for homeowners of NOAH; 3. LDO changes including amending zoning regulations to allow ADUs and UDOs; 4. support for non-profits creating housing choices and giving support; 5. transit and sidewalks.

Website: facebook.com/robinsonforcary

On District C Ballots: Candidates for the District C Council Seat

MARY INSPRUCKER PORTRAIT

Mary Insprucker

Occupation: Producer/host/journalist

Background: From my experience I have gained business acumen and non-profit skills to partner well with communities and corporations. My executive leadership will bring innovation, expertise and efficiency. I possess critical management skills, supervising operations, budgets and strong, successful strategies.

My top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  Housing: A critical shortage of housing drives prices up, creating hardship for some; Taxes: Keep taxes low while providing high-quality services; Environment: Go green or go home. Our health today and tomorrow requires clean air and water for all.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):  Affordable housing: As a former Regional Director, overseeing an affordable housing program, I have the unique skill set to know how to partner with churches, non-profits, communities, and corporations to produce results in housing our heroes-police, firefighters, teachers, and others who care for our town.

Website: MaryforCary.com; facebook.com/MaryforCary

GEORGE McDOWELL PORTRAIT

George McDowell

Occupation: Retired lawyer

Background: Attended St. John’s College; graduated Univ. of MD Law School. Served five years in U. S. Army. For 25 years, maintained a solo law practice in state and federal court. I believe citizenship in the municipality is the only qualification required, and that all people have one or more unique talents.

My top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  Fighting climate change will have the additional benefits of improving citizens’ quality of life. Seeking answers to the affordable-housing crisis will benefit all citizens and businesses. Building a botanic garden will improve the environment and provide beautiful recreation.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):  Affordable housing: Appoint Town official to assist cost-burdened homeowners, seniors, those on fixed incomes, and renters to apply for federal, state, and county assistance. Have same Town official bring in representatives from ROC USA to offer assistance to manufactured-homes tenants. Lobby State officials to …

Website: BeautifyCary.org

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Renee Miller

Website: VoteReneeMiller.com
no further response from candidate

AMANDA MURPHY PORTRAIT

Amanda Murphy

Occupation: Director of Communications – Candidate for Cary Town Council District C

Background: I spent my career in marketing for engineering firms and now lead the communications for a statewide non-profit. My background researching and meeting with local municipalities like Wake County and Cary allows me to have a unique understanding of municipal government.

My top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  Amanda Murphy is running for Cary Town Council District C to increase housing affordability; make Cary greener and easier for bike riders, walkers, and bus riders; and ensure all areas of Cary are thriving.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):  Affordable housing: Cary needs to have dedicated reallocation of funding to take action on affordable housing. We will need all hands on deck to take every opportunity for a creative solution, from leveraging partnerships with local developers, nonprofits, to federal grants, and reallocating our current budget.

Website: ElectAmandaMurphy.com

JACK SMITH PORTRAIT

Jack Smith

Occupation: Custom Golf Travels LLC, Owner

Background: A former Fortune 50 VPHR and organizational development professional by trade. Helped companies improve their productivity, and trained their management how to hire a culturally diverse workforce. Served eight four-year terms and am the longest serving elected official in Cary’s history.

My top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  1. Focus on neighborhood public safety. Cannot rest on our laurels and must expand our activities. 2. Broaden Cary’s environmental protections/programs. Increase our highly regarded sustainability and regenerative initiatives. 3. Keep citizens informed/involved. Trust is built on full transparency.

Please choose any ONE issue below and answer how you would address that issue (affordable housing, police accountability, or jobs for youth):  Affordable housing: Increase our affordable housing stock by expanding our partnerships with not-for-profits. Assist with funding in excess of 4% of towns budget, enabling the town to act quicker than on its own. Enhance assistance programs to individuals seeking to live in Cary.

Website: JackForCary.org

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In addition to non-partisan Town Council contests, the May election is the partisan primary to choose the Democratic and Republican candidates who will be on November’s general election ballot.

There is no primary contest for an office where the party has only one candidate; that candidate advances to the Nov. ballot. See the boxes on page 6 and 7 for the offices where each party has primary contests.

Registered voters affiliated with one party may not vote in another party’s primary. Unaffiliated voters in Cary may choose to cast a Democratic or Republican primary ballot or one with just the Cary election.

Here are the responses from Democratic candidates for District Attorney and for Democratic and Republican candidates for Sheriff. The Republican candidate for District Attorney (Jeff Dobson) has no primary contest.

On Democratic Ballot: Candidates for Wake County District Attorney

DAMON JOHN CHETSON PORTRAIT

Damon John Chetson

Party: Democratic

Occupation: Attorney

Background: Criminal defense lawyer with more than 25 jury trials in my career; Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law; 2013-2018 pro bono lawyer defending people charged in Rev. Barber’s Moral Monday marches; 2020 Delegate to Democratic National Convention.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected and how they will impact Wake County:  1. End the Death Penalty in Wake County, a costly and expensive practice that keeps none of us safe. 2. Stop prosecution of adult-use quantities of marijuana and focus resources on seeking justice in violent crimes to keep us all safe. 3. Build an inclusive Wake County District Attorney’s office.

What is your view on diversionary programs meant to minimize contact with the criminal justice system and how would you implement them?  Wake County has an expensive pay for play system that denies people access to important diversion programs. I would dramatically expand access to diversion programs to provide treatment to people with mental health and substance abuse problems, and rebuild our veterans’ diversion program.

Website: facebook.com/ChetsonForWake

NANCY (LORRIN) FREEMAN PORTRAIT

Nancy (Lorrin) Freeman

Party: Democratic

Occupation: Wake County District Attorney

Background: Wake County District Attorney since 2015; Wake County Clerk of Court 2006-2014; City of Raleigh’s Human Relation Committee 2005-2011; Chair of the Wake County Democratic Party 2003-2005.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected and how they will impact Wake County: As DA, I will continue to implement policies that promote the fair administration of justice and that divert people with substance use or mental health issues away from the legal system. I also will continue to prioritize the prosecution of violent offenders and those who abuse their authority.

What is your view on diversionary programs meant to minimize contact with the criminal justice system and how would you implement them?  Our office currently has more deferral programs than any prosecutor office in the State. Since being elected as District Attorney I have expanded these programs and increased access to them to give people who commit low level non-violent offenses a second chance and to connect them with programs.

Website: FreemanforDA.com

On Democratic Ballot: Candidates for Wake County Sheriff

JOE COLEY PORTRAIT

Joe Coley

Party: Democratic

Occupation: Sgt. N.C. State Capitol Police

Background: I grew up here in Knightdale and before my Career in Law Enforcement, I was a small farmer and small business owner. I have been a Detention Officer and Deputy for the Wake County Sheriff’s Office. I am currently a Patrol Sgt. with NC State Capitol Police and over the motor fleet for the agency.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  Fill the open positions on both the Detention and Deputy side. This will help with crime prevention, reduce call response times and make it safer for the incarcerated and the citizens of. Bring further education and drug rehab to the Detention Center and slow the revolving door of incarceration.

As Sheriff, what steps would you take to enhance community accountability, such as prompt release of law enforcement videos and funding for mental health personnel?  I will promptly abide by all Judge’s release orders in order to further my commitment to transparency and openness. It is my goal to have all Detention and Sworn Deputy staff Crisis Intervention Certified, and plan to have mental health professionals working in the Detention Center on site.

Website: JoeColey.com

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Cedric L. Herring

Party: Democratic
no response from candidate

TOMMY MATTHEWS PORTRAIT

Tommy Matthews

Party: Democratic

Occupation: Retired law enforcement

Background: Over 32 years as deputy sheriff and detention with Wake County Sheriff’s Office. I know and worked every aspect of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office. Retired 2004 as Major of Criminal Investigation Division then worked four years as Assistant Director of Detention Services.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  I pledge to bring transparency to the sheriff’s office – ready access and efficient personnel & record processing: online access and attention to ensure online security. Address mental health challenges in our community and in our detention population.

As Sheriff, what steps would you take to enhance community accountability, such as prompt release of law enforcement videos and funding for mental health personnel?  Involve the public in the budget process. Be as transparent in all matters and that includes long range plans for their sheriff’s office. Additionally, use body cameras not only with deputy sheriffs, but within Detention also.

Website: TommyMatthewsForWakeSheriff.com

WILLIE ROWE PORTRAIT

Willie Rowe

Party: Democratic

Occupation: Chairman, Wake County ABC Board

Background: U.S. Army veteran and retired Major from the Wake County Sheriff’s Office with over forty years of experience in public safety. Served on the senior staff and assisted with developing and implementing policies and procedures, supervising and managing staff, resources and daily operations.
Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  1. Reduce crime and enhance public safety; 2. Restore public trust in the Sheriff’s Office leadership; 3. Increase staffing, improve morale and community engagement. The impact will ensure equal protection for all, create opportunity and safer communities.

As Sheriff, what steps would you take to enhance community accountability, such as prompt release of law enforcement videos and funding for mental health personnel?  Establish a Community Engagement Team to address the mental health crisis, drug addiction and teen bullying. Increase community interaction to foster positive relationships with the residents; and work with all stakeholders to secure the legal release of law enforcement videos in a timely manner.

Website: RoweforSheriff.com

ROY TAYLOR PORTRAIT

Roy Taylor

Party: Democratic

Occupation: Chief of Police

Background: I have served as a Police Chief in Federal, State, local, & private agencies. In addition, I am a Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserve. I earned a doctorate in criminal justice and believe that my experience, education, and training provide me with the skills necessary to lead the Sheriff’s Office.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  Improve our county’s mental health care safety net, by having a team of mental health care workers to help our deputies who respond to crisis calls such as suicide attempts & overdoses, so they can work with the residents to assist them in finding the help they need rather than incarceration.

As Sheriff, what steps would you take to enhance community accountability, such as prompt release of law enforcement videos and funding for mental health personnel?  I plan to create a culture of accountability. Those in law enforcement are rule followers but, when the policies and rules are not clear and don’t apply to everyone, it’s difficult to achieve a culture that self-polices in a manner the public expects.

Website: ElectRoyTaylorSheriff.com

RANDOLPH BAITY PORTRAIT

Randolph Baity

Party: Democratic

Occupation: Police Officer

Background: As a Sheriff’s deputy, I was assigned to the Domestic Violence, Sex Offender, and Property Crimes Units. I have held the positions of Lieutenant and Interim Chief of St. Augustine’s University and I’m now a police officer with the Clayton Police Department.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  Citizens Academy Program – Citizen Academy Program will foster a better understanding between citizens and police through education. Human Trafficking Task Force – Prevent, identify, investigate, disrupt, and prosecute human trafficking crimes.

As Sheriff, what steps would you take to enhance community accountability, such as prompt release of law enforcement videos and funding for mental health personnel?  Community accountability can bring power to the people—and ideally, an environment governed with peace and fairness. Through police transparency and usable resources, citizens are informed and empowered, governments are open and responsive, and collective action advances the public good.

Website: ElectRandolphBaity.org; facebook.com/randolph.baity

GERALD M. BAKER PORTRAIT

Gerald M. Baker

Party: Democratic

Occupation: Wake County Sheriff

Background: 32-Year Veteran of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office. Bachelor of Science Graduate of Saint Augustine’s University, Majoring in Organizational Management. 2001 Graduate of the North Carolina State University’s AOMP. 30 years of career-related training.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  Maintaining an Office committed & dedicated to serving to all of Wake County. Maintaining this Office’s integrity, total accountability, and transparency. Keeping this Office fiscally sound and being good stewards of taxpayers’ dollars.

As Sheriff, what steps would you take to enhance community accountability, such as prompt release of law enforcement videos and funding for mental health personnel?  Continue this Office’s current efforts in community outreach & service. Support the lawful release of LEO video. We have approved grant funding for staffing to assist with WCSO employee mental health needs.

Website: WakeForBaker2022.com

On Republican Ballot: Candidates for Wake County Sheriff

DONNIE HARRISON PORTRAIT

Donnie Harrison

Party: Republican

Occupation: Retired Sheriff of Wake County

Background: 16 years as Sheriff, retired from the NC Highway Patrol, former college and high school basketball referee, active in numerous civic and community organizations.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  1. Dealing with the county’s mental health and substance abuse crisis; 2. Improve training and professionalism within the Sheriff’s Office; 3. Increase the number of patrol officers to improve public safety across the county.

As Sheriff, what steps would you take to enhance community accountability, such as prompt release of law enforcement videos and funding for mental health personnel?  Accessibility.  Accountability. Transparency. Sheriffs across the state need to improve transparency with the public and news media. I also support using some of the Opioid settlement money in Wake County to hire more mental health professionals to answer calls with our EMS first responders.

Website: DonnieHarrison.com

TIVON HOWARD PORTRAIT

Tivon Howard

Party: Republican

Occupation: Police Supervisor

Background: 22 years of experience.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  Safer Wake County. Sheriff labor assistance program.

As Sheriff, what steps would you take to enhance community accountability, such as prompt release of law enforcement videos and funding for mental health personnel?  Funding of mental health is not up to a sheriff. Police accountability is and I will be transparent.

Website: HowardForSheriff.com

DAVID BLACKWELDER PORTRAIT

David Blackwelder

Party: Republican

Occupation: Lawyer

Background: I served as a Police Officer for 10 years and now as a Lawyer.

Please describe your top 2 or 3 priorities if elected:  Mental Health and Criminal Justice Reform will be my top priorities. I believe that individuals should not be punished for the rest of their lives for a mistake they made in the past. I also believe those with mental health issues deserve care and not incarceration.

As Sheriff, what steps would you take to enhance community accountability, such as prompt release of law enforcement videos and funding for mental health personnel?  I believe that EMS and other services should work in unison with Law Enforcement during crisis situations. Funding staff to provide mental health services in the jail is overdue and will be a priority. I will release videos so long as it doesn’t interfere with an ongoing investigation.

Website: WakeCountySheriff.com

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Three good reasons for you to vote

  1. Your vote can make a big difference in who wins a local election.
    How just one person voted − or didn’t vote − determined the winners in over 30 North Carolina cities in 2021. Your vote matters!
  2. The City Council makes decisions affecting nearly every part of your life −
    affordable housing, police conduct, new jobs, parks, street repair, transit, neighborhood zoning. But you decide who wins!
  3. Listen to what other voters say about why they’re voting . . .

“. . . too many of my ancestors died for me not to be using my right to vote.” – Kristen Marion

“. . . city elections can be very close, so my one vote could have a big impact.” – Angelica Robles

“. . . it’s not just about who’s president. Who runs local government directly affects me.” – Austin Padilla

“. . . I want someone in city hall fighting for issues important to our community.” – Robert Dawkins

What does the Cary Town Council do?

The Mayor and the six other members of the Town Council make a wide range of decisions affecting your life. They hire and supervise the city manager, who hires the police chief and other department heads, who report to the manager. The Council sets policies and priorities and oversees the many functions of local government, including:

  • The Police & Fire Departments
  • Zoning & Building Code Enforcement
  • Economic & Community Development
  • Affordable Housing
  • Anti-Discrimination Ordinances
  • Recreation, Parks & Arts Programs
  • Tax Rates & the City Budget • Water & Waste Disposal
  • Streets, Sidewalks & Road Repair
  • City Govt. Employee Wages & Benefits
  • Recycling & Conservation Programs
  • Appointments to Boards & Committees

This 2022 voter guide for Cary

is produced by Democracy NC and Common Cause, which are not affiliated with any political party or candidate. This Guide provides responses from the candidates and vital information about the voting process. Candidates appear here in their order on the ballot. For one response, candidates were asked to choose a specific topic to address from these three options: affordable housing; police accountability and community relations; or jobs for youth. For questions, call the Wake Co. Board of Elections at 919-404-4040 or the Hotline at 888-687-8683. Two useful websites are NCVoter.org and NCVoterGuide.org.

Where can I vote early?

Cary residents may vote at any of the 8 Early Voting locations in Wake County listed below. You may also register to vote during Early Voting (but not on Election Day). See #1 under Ways to Vote on the back page. The 8 locations are open Monday-Friday, April 28-May 13, 8 am-7:30 pm; Saturdays, April 30, May 7 & May 14, 8 am-3 pm; and Sundays, May 1 & May 8, 1 pm-6 pm.

  • Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary
  • Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary
  • Hilltop Needmore Town Park & Preserve, 4621 Shady Greens Dr., Fuquay-Varina
  • Chavis Community Center, 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh
  • Optimist Park Community Center, 5900 Whittier Dr., Raleigh
  • Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center, 5611 Jaguar Park Dr., Raleigh
  • Wake County Board of Elections Office, 1200 N. New Hope Rd., Raleigh
  • Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest

Know your Precinct?*

Here are the Cary Town Council Districts & Other Districts for Each Cary Precinct

Cary Precinct City Council District School Board District US Cong. District NC Senate District NC House Distr. County Comm. District
04-01 B 9 2 16 41 3
04-02 B 9 2 15 41 3
04-03 C 9 2 15 41 4
04-04 B 9 2 16 41 3
04-05 B 9 2 16 49 7
04-06 C 9 13 15 41 4
04-07 C 9 13 16 36 4
04-08 B 9 2 16 49 3
04-09 A 9 2 16 41 3
04-10 C 9 2 16 41 4
04-11 B 9 2 15 & 16 41 3
04-12 C 9 13 15 41 4
04-13 A 9 2 16 41 3
04-14 B 9 2 16 41 4
04-15 A 9 2 16 41 3
04-16 B 9 13 16 41 4
04-17 B 9 2 16 49 3
04-18 B 9 2 16 49 3
04-19 A 9 2 16 41 3
04-20 B 9 2 16 41 3

 

Cary Precinct City Council District School Board District US Cong. District NC Senate District NC House Distr. County Comm. District
04-21 B 9 2 16 49 7
05-01 A 9 2 16 21 3
05-03 A 9 2 16 21 3
05-05 A 7 2 16 49 7
05-06 A 9 2 16 21 3
05-07 A 7 2 16 21 7
05-08 A 7 2 16 21 7
06-07 C 5 13 17 11 4
12-10 C 5 13 17 37 2
18-02 C 5 13 15 11 4
18-03 C 9 13 15 41 4
18-05 C 5 13 15 11 4
18-08 C 9 13 15 11 4
20-04 A 9 2 16 41 3
20-05 C 5 13 17 36 4
20-09 C 8 13 16 36 4
20-10 A 9 2 16 41 3
20-14 D 8 2 16 21 3
20-15 D 7 2 16 21 7
20-16 D 7 2 16 21 3
20-17 D 8 2 16 21 3

No photo ID to vote in 2022

You do not need to show an ID when you vote unless there was a problem verifying your registration or you are using same-day registration at an early voting site. See #3 and #4 Tips for Voting on the back page.

Democratic Contests on the Party’s Primary Ballot for May 2022

For Cary Voters, Depending on Your Home’s District

Contested Democratic Primary Candidates
US Senate Many candidates
US House of Representatives, District 13 Many candidates
NC House of Representatives, District 37 Bethel vs. Kelly vs. Parent
Wake County Commissioners, District 3 Mead vs. Sinkez vs. Stallings
Wake County Sheriff Many candidates
Wake County District Attorney Chetson vs. Freeman
District Court Judge, District 10F Seat 01 Bedford vs. Brooks vs. Ramkaransingh

Republican Contests on the Party’s Primary Ballot for May 2022

For Cary Voters, Depending on Your Home’s District

Contested Republican Primary Candidates
US Senate Many candidates
US House of Rep, District 2 Ganorkar vs. Safta vs. Villaverde
US House of Rep, District 13 Many candidates
NC Supreme Court Justice, Seat 5 Allen vs. Prince vs. Wood
NC Court of Appeals Judge, Seat 9 Smith vs. Stroud
NC Court of Appeals Judge, Seat 11 Allen vs. Stading
Wake County Sheriff Blackwelder vs. Harrison vs. Howard

Contests on the Libertarian Party’s Primary Ballot for May 2022

For Cary Voters

There are no party primary contests. Libertarian candidates will appear on the Nov. general election ballot. Registered Libertarians will see only the Cary Town Council election on their May ballot.

Preview all the choices on your entire ballot at ncvoter.org/your-ballot-and-precinct
Questions? Call 888-OUR-VOTE (888-687-8683) or visit NCVoter.org

Adapted from voter guides by Democracy NC & Common Cause.