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Weds. deadline to mail ballots in Tucson's Prop. 411 sales tax election


Tucsonans who've filled out their ballots in the Prop. 411 special election should mail them back by Wednesday, or drop them in person at one of four locations through Election Day, May 17.

Voters in the all-by-mail election will decide whether to continue a half-cent city sales tax and dedicate it to street improvements and transportation projects. A ballot was sent to each registered voter within the city limits. To ensure that ballots are received by the city by the 7 p.m. deadline on Election Day, next Tuesday, they should be sent back by this Wednesday, May 11.

In addition to returning ballots by mail, voters can hand them in at four ballot drop-off sites, which are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, and will be open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day.

Prop. 411, if approved by city voters, will extend an existing tax which is set to expire this year. That half-cent would be continued for a decade, and spent on repairs to neighborhood streets, as well as bicycle and pedestrian safety measures, sidewalks, lighting, traffic signals, and traffic-calming infrastructure such as roundabouts.

The tax, which would not increase the city's current level of 2.6%, would raise about $740 million over that decade, officials forecast.

More info on the proposition can be found at www.tucsonaz.gov/Prop411.

Ballot drop-off sites

  • Tucson City Clerk Election Center, 800 E. 12th St.
  • Pima County Recorder's Downtown Office, 240 N. Stone Ave.
  • Pima County Recorder's Eastside Office, 6920 E. Broadway
  • Pima County Recorder's Election Department, 6550 S. Country Club Rd.

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