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Early voting sites open through Election Day

Recorder warns of 'stranger danger' in handing over ballots

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If you still have an unreturned mail-in ballot, drop it off at a polling station rather than mailing it, to ensure your vote is counted.

If you didn't request a vote-by-mail ballot, it's still possible to vote early in person. Ten early voting sites are open for walk-ins who wish to cast their vote before Nov. 6.

All sites are open Friday, with the downtown office open for emergency voting only the day before Election Day. Five sites will open for emergency voting on Saturday.

Walk-in sites are:

Downtown

  • Pima County Recorder's Office
  • 115 N. Church Ave.
  • Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Emergency voting: Sat, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; , Mon, Nov. 5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

East Side

  • Recorder's East Side Annex
  • 6920 E. Broadway, Suite D
  • Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Emergency voting: Sat, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

North Side

  • YMCA
  • 7770 N. Shannon Rd.
  • (Modular unit in parking area; follow signs)
  • Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Emergency voting: Sat, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Midtown

  • Sacred Heart Church
  • 601 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
  • (Modular unit in parking area around back)
  • Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Emergency voting: Sat, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

South Side

  • Pima County Recorder's Office Annex
  • 6550 S. Country Club Rd.
  • Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Emergency voting: Sat, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

University of Arizona

  • ASUA Administration Office
  • Student Union Memorial Building, 3rd Floor
  • Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sahuarita/Green Valley

  • Sahuarita Town Hall
  • 375 W. Sahuarita Center Way
  • Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ajo

  • Salazar-Ajo Library
  • 33 Plaza St.
  • Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (opens Oct. 18)
  • Sat, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

  • KPYT-LP 100.3 FM
  • 7406 S. Camino De Oeste
  • Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tohono O'Odham Nation/Sells

  • Sells Recreation Center
  • Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mail-in ballots

To check the status of an early ballot, check www.recorder.pima.gov. To vote, you must have been registered by midnight on Oct. 9.

Early ballots can be returned:

  • by mail to the Pima County Recorder, P.O. Box 3145, Tucson, AZ, 85702. Ballots must be received by Election Day.
  • by hand to the Recorder's Office or any early voting site
  • by dropping off at a polling place before 7 p.m. on Election Day

Ballots that have not yet been mailed should be dropped off to ensure they are counted. Mailed ballots that arrive after Election Day won't be tallied.

Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez warned voters not to give early ballots to a stranger.

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"If voters are being contacted by phone by individuals representing various organizations asking if they can pick up your voted ballots at your home and take them to the Post Office or the Recorder’s Office say 'no,'" she said in a news release last week. "If they show up at your door making the offer to take your voted ballots to the Post Office or Recorder’s Office just tell them 'no.' You have no idea who these people are. Never give your voted ballot to a stranger."

"The only people you should trust with your voted ballot to deliver it to the Recorder’s Office are a family member, a trusted co-worker, a friend, next door neighbor or the U.S. Postal Service," the recorder said.

There are no confirmed reports of ballots being picked up and not turned in, Rodriguez said, but she's issuing the warning "just as a precaution."

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