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  • Early voting underway for Aug. 30 Primary Election

    Aug 03, 2016 | Read More News
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    early ballotOn Wednesday, Aug. 3, the Pima County Recorder's Office mailed over 261,000 vote-by-mail ballots to registered voters currently on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL). These voters will soon receive a green ballot in the mail, which they can vote either in person or by mail.

    Don't be alarmed if you don't see your ballot right away. "Because of the high volume of Vote-by-Mail ballots being mailed, it may take a few days for voters to receive their ballot in their mailbox,” said F. Ann Rodriguez, Pima County Recorder.

    Early voting for the Aug. 30 Arizona Primary Election also started Aug. 3. As such, the Recorder's Office reminds voters to use all the voting resources available to them.

    Voting early is easy and convenient. Those who request early ballots can vote by mail or in person. 

    Request an early ballot:
    • Voters NOT on the PEVL can call the Recorder’s Office at (520) 724-4330 to order their Vote-by-Mail ballot.
    • The deadline to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot is Friday, Aug. 19.
    How to vote by mail:
    • Look for the GREEN envelope in your mailbox. You'll get one if you've requested an early ballot or have your name on the Permanent Voting List.
    • Vote your early ballot in the comfort and privacy of your home.
    • Once you've voted, place your voted ballot into the white ballot affidavit envelope.
    • Be sure to sign your name where indicated on the white ballot affidavit envelope.
    • Place the white ballot affidavit envelope containing your voted ballot into the yellow postage paid return envelope.
    • Drop in the mail to go back to the Pima County Recorder’s Office.
    • You can also hand deliver your ballot to one of these Early Voting Sites:
      • Downtown, 240 North Stone Avenue
      • Eastside, 6920 East Broadway Boulevard
      • Southside, 6550 S. Country Club Rd.
      • Northside,1220 W. Magee Rd.
      • Sahuarita/Green Valley area, 375 West Sahuarita Center Way
      • Ajo, AZ, 33 Plaza Street
      • Pascual Yaqui Tribe only, 7474 S. Camino de Oeste
      • Tohono O’odham Nation only, Sells Recreation Center
    How to vote in person:
    • Registered Pima County voters can vote early at any of the satellite early voting sites listed above. To see the dates and times for each location, visit the Pima County Recorder’s website.
    REMINDER for Independent (IND) and Party Not Designated (PND) Voters:
    In the State of Arizona, Independent and Party Not Designated Voters can participate in Arizona State Primaries. This means that voters designated as Independents or Party Not Designated can participate in the Aug. 30 election by choosing a ballot from one of the recognized political parties and vote that ballot. Registered Independent and Party Not Designated Voters can order their early ballots online or by calling the Pima County Recorder’s Office at 724-4330 and designating which political party ballot they want. Selecting a political party ballot in the Primary Election will NOT change the voter's registration. These voters will keep their IND or PDN political party designations.

    Voters may review their voter information by logging onto the Recorder’s website and selecting the “Check Your Registration” link. For any additional questions please call the Pima County Recorder’s office at (520) 724-4330. Out-of-town residents may call 1-800-775-7462 and ask for extension 44330.


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