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Ballot mailing deadline past; turn in votes in person

Voters in Tucson, Oro Valley and several area school districts should drop their ballots off by hand if they didn't mail them by Wednesday. Three early voting sites are open through Monday, with polls open in OV and a handful open in Tucson on Tuesday.

Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Tuesday to be counted.

The election is mostly being conducted by mail, with Pima County handling the consolidated election. Oro Valley will open some polling places on Election Day, and Tucson will have additional ballot drop-off sites.

Open this week, as well as Monday and for the election on Tuesday, will be three early voting sites run by the Pima County Recorder's Office.

Voters can drop off early/mail-in ballots at any location before Tuesday. Oro Valley residents who wish to cast ballots in person must use their assigned polling place on Tuesday. Ballots in other jurisdictions were mailed to all registered voters last month.

Early voting

These sites will be open this week, Monday, and on Tuesday for Election Day. Voters can pick up replacement ballots for any mail-in election at the Recorder's Office locations.

Downtown

  • Pima County Recorder's Office
  • 240 N. Stone Ave.
  • Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Election Day, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

East Side

  • Recorder's East Side Annex
  • 6920 E. Broadway, Suite D
  • Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Election Day, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

South Side

  • Pima County Recorder's Office Annex
  • 6550 S. Country Club Rd.
  • Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Election Day, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Election Day voting

The city of Tucson will open these sites for ballot drop-offs on Tuesday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Voters will also be able to obtain a replacement ballot.

Voters in the city of Tucson, Tucson Unified School District, Sunnyside School District, Flowing Wells School District, and Drexel Heights Fire District (who also reside in TUSD) can go to any of the following sites:

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  • Miller-Golf Links Library, 9640 E. Golf Links Rd.
  • Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd.
  • Flowing Wells School District Iola Frans Administration Center, 1556 W. Prince Rd.
  • Johnson Elementary School, 6060 S. Joseph Ave.

Drexel Heights Fire District voters may go to Johnson Elementary School or to the sites listed above if they also reside in Tucson Unified School District or Marana Unified School District.

These locations will have ballots for voters in the Marana School District, Picture Rocks Fire District, Avra Valley Fire District and Drexel Heights Fire District voters who live in the Marana School District:

  • Sandario Baptist Church, 6971 N. Sandario Rd.
  • Marana Middle School, 11285 W. Grier Rd.
  • Quail Run Elementary School, 4600 W. Cortaro Farms Rd.
  • Twin Peaks Elementary School, 7995 W. Twin Peaks Rd.

What's on your ballot

Tucson voters will elect three City Council members, representing Wards 3, 5 and 6. Members of the Council were nominated by voters from the individual wards in the primary, and will be elected in a citywide vote in the general election.

On the Tucson ballot are:

  • Ward 3 Democrat Paul Durham and independent Gary Watson, who local Republicans declined to back. There is no incumbent; Democratic Councilwoman Karin Uhlich is not seeking reelection.
  • Ward 5 Democratic Councilman Richard Fimbres has no opponent.
  • Ward 6 Democratic Councilman Steve Kozachik faces GOP candidate Mariano Rodriguez and Green Party candidate Mike Cease.

Tucson voters will also vote on several propositions:

  • Prop. 202: Reid Park Zoo Animal Quality of Life Authorization Act
  • Prop. 203: Reid Park Zoo Animal Quality of Life Implementation Act
  • Prop. 204: Strong Start Tucson High-Quality Early Childhood Education Financial Aid Program
  • Prop. 406: Increase in mayor and Council salaries

Voters in Oro Valley will determine the fate of a $17 million bond for improvements at Naranja Park.

Districts holding budget override or bond elections are: Tucson, Sunnyside, Marana, and Flowing Wells unified school districts, and Avra Valley, Drexel Heights and Picture Rocks fire districts.

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