COVID-19: Information for Citizens

Last updated October 21, 2020

Current Status

The Town of Cary is under a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of North Carolina is currently under Phase 3 of Governor Cooper's plan to coordinate the state's response and manage activities that promote the spread of infection. Executive Order 147, issued June 26, requires face masks in both indoor and outdoor public spaces where physical distancing of six feet is not possible at all times, and remains in effect throughout the current phase.

Cary Town Hall and all other staffed facilities, with the exception of the Citizen’s Convenience Center, are closed to the public. Cary programs and events have been canceled until further notice.

What We’re Asking of Citizens

  • Stay at home. Please only travel away from your home for essential needs.
  • Reserve calls to 911 for imminent threats to people or property. 
  • Maintain social distancing of six feet from other people when possible, as recommended by the CDC.
  • Always follow best practices for good personal hygiene such as hand-washing.
  • Wear a mask in public places where it is not possible to social distance, as required by the Governor's Executive Order
  • Whenever possible, stay home if you’re sick, and as always, take care of each other in every situation.

 Recent Town of Cary News Releases

Herb Young Community Center, Cary Senior Center to Serve as Early Voting Sites for November 3 General Election

Post Date:10/12/2020 8:40 AM
  • One-stop early voting for the November 2020 general runs Oct 15 - 31 at Herbert C. Young Community Center and the Cary Senior Center.
  • Cary residents who reside in Chatham County must visit one of the six Chatham sites to vote.
  • Photo ID is not required to vote in the 2020 general election.

Cary, NC – Beginning Thursday, Oct 15, two locations in Cary will serve as one-stop early voting sites in the 2020 general election. Voters can cast ballots at Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., or the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O'Dell Pl., at the following times:

  • Thursday, Oct. 15 and Friday, Oct. 16: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 17: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 18: 1-6 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 19-Friday, Oct. 23: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 24: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 25: 1-6 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 26-Friday, Oct. 30: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cary residents who reside in Chatham County must vote at one of Chatham’s six early voting sites. A photo ID is not required to vote in the 2020 general election. Those sites, along with a schedule of dates and hours, can be found here.

Each voting location, including early voting, will take significant precautions to protect voters and election officials against the transmission of COVID-19. Some of those precautions include enforcing social distancing at polling places and early voting sites, providing hand sanitizer and masks for voters and election workers who do not bring their own, and providing gloves and face shields for election workers for a full list of precautions, please visit the Voting and Coronavirus page of the NC State Board of Elections.

If residents choose to vote on Election Day (November 3), their precinct polling location can be found by using the interactive map on the Town of Cary website. As some locations may change from year to year, it is recommended for residents to check the map before heading to the polls. The Interactive Map can be found at

During early voting and on Election Day, GoCary Fixed Route and Tier 1 Door to Door service will continue to be fare free for all trips. 

More voter information is available at the Wake County and Chatham County Boards of Elections websites.

Primary Contacts

Julie Clifton, Deputy Town Clerk, (919) 319-4508


Wake County Board of Elections

Chatham County Board of Elections

North Carolina State Board of Elections

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Contact Information

Town of Cary
Phone: Dial 311 within Cary limits or (919) 469-4000

Wake County
Phone: (919) 856-7044