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Don't give your early ballot to strangers

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Recorder is warning voters to not give their early ballots to strangers. 

Some have already ensured the integrity of their ballots.

"It can be tampered with, so I would definitely not give it to someone else," said Clifton McMullen, who said that he mailed his Monday.

Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez recommends that you do not give your ballot to someone who calls on the phone and offers to pick it up or someone who knocks on your door and offers to turn it in for you. She says that competitive campaigns have sophisticated poles that can determine which way you will win with your ballot.

"Absolutely, they can throw it away. It just compromises, I think, the elections. So, yeah, I would highly recommend no one giving it to someone else," McMullen said.

The recorder lists family, trusted coworkers, close friends, next door neighbors, or the U.S. Postal Service as trusted alternatives if you cannot turn in your ballot yourself.

"Family member, possibly. Neighbor, I don't trust my neighbors," McMullen laughed. " so, I would say, they give it to you pretty much a month ahead of time, so, I would say there's pretty much no excuse for getting it done."Find a list of early ballot drop sites at www.recorder.pima.gov. The Early Voting locations include any of the Recorder’s office locations.


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