Wednesday, Nov. 1, is the last day to send back your vote-by-mail ballot and be confident it will be received by the Pima County Recorder’s Office by Election Day, Nov. 7.

Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, whose office is handling the consolidated election, is urging voters to drop their ballots in the mail by Wednesday because it can take a few days for mail to be delivered.

The election is being conducted primarily through mail-in ballots, although the town of Oro Valley, where voters will decide on a $17 million general-obligation bond package for improvements to Naranja Park, will have polling sites open Tuesday.

The county has three early-voting locations open where ballots can be dropped off or a replacement ballot can be requested:

The recorder’s east-side office is at 6920 E. Broadway, the south-side office is at 6550 S. Country Club Road, and the downtown office is at 240 N. Stone Ave. The sites are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

On election day, these sites and several others will be open to accept ballots or where voters can request a replacement mail-in ballot from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The other voting sites open Tuesday for most Tucson voters, including school districts and Drexel Heights Fire District residents, are:

• Miller-Golf Links Library, 9640 E. Golf Links Road.

• Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road.

• Flowing Wells School District Iola Frans Administration Center, 1556 W. Prince Road.

• Johnson Elementary School, 6060 S. Joseph Ave.

These sites will have ballots available on Tuesday for voters in the Marana school district, Picture Rocks Fire District, Avra Valley Fire District and Drexel Heights Fire District (if you live in the Marana school district):

• Sandario Baptist Church, 6971 N. Sandario Road.

• Marana Middle School, 11285 W. Grier Road.

• Quail Run Elementary, 4600 W. Cortaro Farms Road.

• Twin Peaks Elementary, 7995 W. Twin Peaks Road.

Voters can track the status of mail-in ballots and get more election-related information at

Tucson voters will be asked to vote for City Council candidates in three wards, several city sales-tax propositions on funding for early education and zoo improvements, and raises for the mayor and the council members.

Depending on where you live, you will vote on bond packages or budget overrides for school districts. Several fire districts also have bond proposals or budget/levy overrides on the ballot.

In Oro Valley, polling locations open at 6 a.m. next Tuesday. Oro Valley residents who want to cast votes in person must go to their assigned polling location.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 93,775 of the roughly 400,000 ballots sent out by mail had been returned to the Recorder’s Office.

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.