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  • Recorder's Office will send record number vote-by-mail ballots

    Oct 11, 2016 | Read More News
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    early ballotsThe Pima County Recorder’s Office began mailing ballots for the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election on Oct. 12. Over 353,000 vote-by-mail ballots will go out during this first mailing. 

    “This first wave beats the previous record of vote-by-mail ballots for Pima County, set at 295,000 in the 2012 Presidential General Election,” said Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez.

    The first legal day when all counties within the State of Arizona can begin mailing ballots to registered voters is Oct. 12. Over 1.5 million vote-by-mail ballots will be deposited in the Postal System for Arizona voters on this day. Given this high number, the Recorder's Office advises voters to be patient and allow a few days to receive their ballots in the mail.

    Here's a listing of the ballots set for mailing on Oct. 12 in Pima County:


    Party Affiliation                                               Totals
    Democratic  144,835
    Republican  109,911 
    Green  1,028 
    Libertarian  2.445 
    Party Not Designated  95,462
    Total*  353,681 
    *Includes military and overseas voters.

    Registered voters have until Friday, Oct. 28 to request a vote-by-mail ballot. They can request one online at the Recorder's Office website or by phone at (520) 724-4330.

    Once registered voters have voted and returned their ballots to the Pima County Recorder’s Office, they can track the status of their early ballot online by clicking on the Early Ballot Status link found on the Recorder's website. 

    Ms. Rodriguez urges all early voters to vote their ballots and return them on time to ensure their vote counts in this upcoming election.

    For more information on early ballots, voters may log onto the Pima County Recorder’s Office website or call the office at (520) 724-4330. Out-of-town residents may call 1-800-775-7462 and ask for extension 4330.

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