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A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

If you are still hanging on to an early ballot for Tuesday’s city primary, election, officials are saying it is too late to put it in the mail for it to be received on time to be counted.

Instead, voters can drop them off at the city’s election center, 800 E. 12th St., near South Euclid Avenue. The site is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

The city is holding a mail-in primary in Wards 3, 5 and 6, but there are only two contested races. Unopposed candidates automatically move to the November general election.

Only voters in those three wards are eligible to vote in the primary contest.

The contested races are:

  • Ward 3 among Democrats Felicia Chew, Paul Durham and Thomas Tronsdal. The winner will face independent Gary Watson in November.
  • Ward 6 Green Party race between Mike Cease and Michael Oatman. The winner will face incumbent Councilman Steve Kozachik, a Democrat, and Mariano Rodriguez, a Republican, in November.

In Ward 5, incumbent Councilman Richard G. Fimbres faces no opposition in either the primary or general elections.

On Tuesday, ballots can be dropped off between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. at:

  • Liggins Recreation Center at 2160 N. Sixth Ave.;
  • Randolph Park administration building, 900 S. Randolph Way.
  • El Pueblo Senior Center, 101 W. Irvington Road.

For more information, call 791-3221.

Contact reporter Joe Ferguson at or 573-4197. On Twitter: @JoeFerguson


Reporter with the Arizona Daily Star. I cover politics as well as the city of Tucson and other municipalities in Southern Arizona.