I Voted

Election day is here. (Finally! I'm looking at you Teresa with Vote Vote Vote who keeps texting.)

So, get out and make your voice heard. 

Here's what you need to know. 

What are polling hours?

Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 and close at 7 p.m.

I got my ballot in the mail and forgot to send it. Is it too late?

No. You can drop it off at any polling place. 

Where do I vote?

You have to go to your designated polling place to cast a vote. If you don't know where that is, go here and type in your address. 

What do I need to bring? 

In order to vote, your name must be on the roster at your polling place. (That's why you have to go to a certain one) And, you'll need a photo ID to prove it's you. 

A valid photo ID includes your Arizona driver's license, identification card issued by the Arizona Motor Vehicles Division, tribal enrollment card, other forms of tribal identification or other identification issued by federal, state or local government. 

If you do not have a photo ID, you'll need to bring two of the following: utility bill, bank statement, AZ vehicle registration, Indian census card, tribal enrollment card, property tax statement, insurance card, voter registration card, recorder's certificate, any mail sent to you with official election material logo or a valid federal, state or local government issued ID card. 

If your photo ID does not have your current address, you may bring that along with one of the above listed items. 

How do I know if my mail-in ballot was received? 

Pima County has a handy tool to help you see the status of your ballot. It'll tell you where exactly it is in the process. Find that here

What if I have to work?

Arizona law requires employers to give you paid time off to vote. That doesn't mean you get a whole day off.

The law only requires your employer to give you three consecutive hours either between the opening of polls and the start of your shift or the end of your shift and the closing of the polls. So, if the polls open at 6 a.m. and your shift starts at 8 a.m., your employer would be complying with the law by allowing you to come in at 9 a.m. 

However, you do need to tell your boss in advance. So, do that now if you haven't already. 

How do I get there if I don't have a car? 

The City of Tucson is offering free transit fares all day.

That means you can ride Sun Tran, Sun Express and the Sun Link Streetcar free of charge. 

Plan your route here

You can also get an Uber or Lyft to take you to the polls at a discounted rate.

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson