Election Day: Vote on Tuesday May 8

Cary, NC – Tuesday, May 8, 2012 is Primary Election Day in Cary. You can vote for President of the United States, a variety of State offices and on a constitutional amendent called the Defense of Marriage Act.

Election Day, Tuesday May 8

Voters may find themselves presented with one of four official ballots depending upon their declared party affiliations. Each ballot presents a different slate of candidates.

According to the State Board of Elections, North Carolina has 2.7 million registered Democrats, 1.9 million registered Republicans, 13,000 Libertarians and 1.5 million Unaffiliated voters for a total of 6.29 million voters.

Amendment One

In addition to primary races for President of the United States, voters will also be asked to choose candidates for many state offices including Governor, Lt. Governor, Treasurer, Auditor, State Commissioners and several judges. Ballots vary by party – both the candidates and the offices.

Perhaps the most hotly contested issue in this election is the Defense of Marriage Act, popularly known as Amendment One. Whatever party you vote, this will be the last question on the ballot, under the heading Referendum – Constitutional Amendment. The language is the same on all ballots:

Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.

Voters will be asked to choose For or Against.

Find Your Ballot

Want to see what your ballot looks like? Go to Voter Lookup and enter some simple information – name, date of birth and county. You’ll be able to see your voting information including sample ballots for Tuesday’s election.

Find Your Polling Place

Not sure where to Vote? Find your polling place:

Polling Place Locator

Polls are open in Wake County from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM.

Chatham County

Voters in Chatham County can visit Chatham County Board of Elections for more information.


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