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Monday deadline to register to vote in Tucson election

Monday at midnight is the deadline to register to vote in Tucson's general election for mayor and City Council candidates. Several school districts are also holding budget override elections. You can register online or check your current registration at ServiceArizona.com.

Seeking the mayor's seat in Tucson are independent candidate Ed Ackerley, Democratic candidate Regina Romero, and Green Party candidate Mike Cease.

There are three candidates on the ballot for the City Council seats in each Ward up for election this year:

Ward 1: Matthew Smith (Green), Sam Nagy (Republican), Lane Santa Cruz (Democrat)

Ward 2: Paul Cunningham (D), Ewart Williams (R), William Peterson (G)

Ward 4: Mike Hicks (R), Nikki Lee (D), Cara Bissell (G)

There are no Republicans running for mayor. No Libertarian candidates are on the ballot in any race.

City Council candidates are nominated by ward, but run city-wide in the general election, so all registered voters in the city can vote for a candidate in each of the three wards, as well as for mayor.

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Wards 3, 5 and 6 are not electing members of the Council this year; terms are staggered.

Tucson's city elections are "all mail-in," with each registered voter sent a ballot. Ballots are mailed beginning this week. Those who wish to cast a ballot in person can do so after October 18 at the city Election Center, 800 E. 12th St., or at one of several ballot drop-off locations on Election Day, Nov. 5.

Holding budget override elections this year are: Sunnyside, Flowing Wells, Amphitheater, and Altar Valley school districts. Golder Ranch Fire District is also holding an election.

How to register

The deadline to register to vote, or update your registration, for the November general election in Arizona is Oct. 7. If you've moved, changed your name, or want to change political parties, you must complete a new voter registration form. To register, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Arizona and at least 18 years old at the time of the election.

You must register for the first time in the state — or update your address or party preference, if applicable— by midnight Monday in order to cast a ballot in the election. Officials will start mailing out early ballots this week.

You can register online or check your current registration at ServiceArizona.com. You can check your address at the Pima County Recorder's website, which will display your full address, unlike the partial one shown by the state website.

If you've moved, changed your name, or want to change political parties, you must complete a new voter registration form.

You can register online in English and Spanish, or fill out a registration form and mail it to the Recorder's Office, postmarked no later than midnight, Oct. 7.

Call the office of Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez at 724-4330 if you have questions about registration.

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