Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
We've put together a short election guide for Tucson, Arizona - where and when (but not how) to vote.
In the United States, Election Day is the annual day set by law for the general elections of federal public officials. It is statutorily set as the first Tuesday after November 1.
Presidential elections are held every four years. Many state and local government offices are also elected on Election Day. There are often local propositions on the ballot as well.
This year, Election Day is November 3, 2020.
To find your polling place in Tucson, you will need to go to the Pima County Recorder's Office website and input your home address. In most cases, your polling place will be at a school, library, or church within several miles of your home.
Any United States citizen who is a resident of the State of Arizona and Pima County and who will be 18 years of age on or before the next state general election can register to vote. The deadline to register to vote in the General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 is October 15, 2020.
You do not have to be a member of any political party in order to vote in the primary election.
Absolutely! It is a wonderful responsibility and a privilege to do the necessary research to cast your vote for leaders who will represent you on a variety of issues - for example: education, ethics, and the economy.
Here are some resources to consider:
Other ways to learn more about candidates and/or propositions:
If you requested an early ballot, it is recommended that you mail it by Tuesday, Oct. 27th since the ballot must be received by end-of-day on Election Day in order to be counted.
Alternatively, you may take your Vote-by-Mail ballot to ANY Pima County polling location on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 between the hours of 6:00am and 7:00pm and give it to a poll worker.
If you have misplaced your early ballot, you may go to your polling place and vote there in-person on election day.
Election officials start counting early ballots, including mail-in ballots, 14 days before the election. For 2020, that date is October 20.
To ensure that your mail-in ballot is counted, don't forget to SIGN and DATE the envelope containing your ballot. Including your phone number is optional, but is a great way to make it easier on election workers if there are any questions about your ballot.
Election results released on election night are "unofficial” results. The results do not become official until all early ballots and provisional ballots have been processed and tabulated. For small jurisdiction elections, that may occur within a few days after Election Day. For major elections, that may not occur for up to two weeks after Election Day.
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