Early voting for the November 4, 2014, General Election has started and Pima County
Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez encourages everyone to use the voting resources available to them.
“The number of vote-by-mail ballots, to be mailed in the first wave is over 293,000. These ballots will be mailed out beginning on Thursday, October 9,” Ms. Rodriguez commented, “Because of the volume of vote-by-mail ballots being delivered statewide, voters need to be patient. Over 1.5 million vote-by-mail ballots are being mailed out through the United States Postal System for Arizona voters all on one day. Voters need to allow for additional days to receive their ballot in the mail.”
Voting early is easy and convenient with two different methods for early voting:
Ø Voters who are on the Permanent Early Voting List will automatically receive a ballot in the mail, and do not need to request one. Watch for the GREEN envelope in your mailbox.
Ø When voters receive their ballots, the ballot can be voted thoughtfully and leisurely in the comfort and privacy of your home.
• Vote your ballot.
• Place your voted ballot into the white ballot affidavit envelope.
• Be sure to sign your name where indicated on the white ballot affidavit envelope.
October 9, 2014
• 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.
Ø Voters not on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) can just call the Recorder’s office at 724-4330 to order a ballot to be sent to you.
Ø You can order a vote-by-mail ballot until Friday, October 24, 2014.
Ø Any registered Pima County voter is invited to visit any one of the satellite early voting sites throughout Pima County to cast their ballot early. A list of early voting sites and hours is available on the Pima County Recorder’s website at www.recorder.pima.gov, click on Early Voting/Replacement Ballot Sites. All of the Recorder’s Office sites opened on Thursday, October 9, 2014.
Ø Sites will open on Monday, October 13, on the Northwest side, Midtown, Downtown, Sahuarita, the University of Arizona main campus, the Eastside and the Southside.
Ø Additional sites will open in Ajo and Sells on Monday, October 27, 2014.
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“We have early voting sites located throughout Pima County so that no matter where you live, there is a convenient walk-in early voting site somewhere,” said Ms. Rodriguez.
For more information, voters may log onto the Recorder’s office web site at www.recorder.pima.gov, or call the Pima County Recorder’s office at 724-4330. Out-of-town residents may call 1-800-775-7462 and ask for extension 44330.