Emergency early voting open Downtown
Recorder warns of 'stranger danger' in handing over ballots
If you can't make it to the polls Tuesday, you can vote early at the Downtown office of the Pima County Recorder on Monday, before 5 p.m.. If you still have an unreturned mail-in ballot, you can drop it off there, or at any polling place on Tuesday.
- Pima County Recorder's Office
- 115 N. Church Ave.
- Emergency voting: Mon, Nov. 5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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 shouldn't be mailed; they'll arrive to late to be counted. They can be returned:
- by hand to the Recorder's Office
- by dropping off at any 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.
"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. "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."