Mail those (almost meaningless) Tucson primary ballots
There isn't a single contested race in Tucson's city primary election next week, but if you have a mail-in ballot and you want your vote to be counted, you should make sure it gets postmarked Thursday.
If you miss the postal deadline, you can can drop your ballot off through Tuesday at Tucson's elections center, 800 E. 12th St.
You can also drop them off at the single polling place that will be open in each ward, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday:
- Department of Housing and Community Development, 320 N Commerce Park Loop
- Morris K. Udall Regional Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
- Donna R. Liggins Recreation Center, 2160 N. Sixth Ave.
- William Clements Recreation Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Dr.
- El Pueblo Senior Center, 101 W. Irvington Rd.
- Parks and Recreation Administration at Randolph Park, 900 S. Randolph Way
There are three open City Council seats and the mayor's chair up for election this year. All of the Democratic incumbents are seeking re-election, while the Republican Party has fielded three challengers for the Council races. There is no GOP mayoral candidate on the ballot.
All of the candidates in the primary will move on to November's general election, but both parties have urged voters to cast ballots as they work to organize their campaigns.