Ballots for Nov. 7 election are in the mail - Tucson News Now

Ballots for Nov. 7 election are in the mail

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Ballots for the Tucson City Election November 7 are in the mail.

It's an all mail election, although a few polling sites are open in case people need to drop off a ballot.

There are four propositions on the ballot most dealing with taxes.

Proposition 204 is a half cent sales tax for early childhood education, known as Strong Start Tucson.

It would provide about 8,000 Tucson three and four year old children, who can't afford it, with a quality pre-kindergarten education. Only about 16 percent of the 14,000 eligible children are in pre-kindergarten.

It will cost the average Tucsonan about $36 a year, would raise about $50 million, and establish a commission to distribute the funds.

Supporters range from educators to doctors to Casa De Los Ninos.

Opponents include the Republican Party

Also on the ballot is a tax, which will pay for facility upgrades and maintenance for the Reid Park Zoo. The tax would be one tenth of one percent, 0.1 percent, or about a penny on a $10 pizza.

It would raise about $8 million and would also pay for a new hippo exhibit and an upgrade to the tiger exhibit..

There are two additional propositions - Prop 202 which changes the charter that allows for the tax hike (Prop 203).

While there is widespread support, the Republican Party opposes it.

And finally, there is a pay increase for city council members who have not had a pay hike since 1999.

The proposal is to raise council salaries from $24,000 a year to $39,600 a year. The mayor's salary will go from $42,000 annually to $69,300 annually.

There is no formal opposition to the pay hikes.

There are also three ward elections. 

Even though it is an all mail election, the city will have some polling places open just in case some voters procrastinate and fail to mail it in.

Voting Locations

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Pima County Recorder’s Office

240 N. Stone Avenue

October 11 through November 6

November 7 (Election Day)

8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Open 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Pima County Recorder’s Office

6920 E. Broadway Suite D

October 11 through November 6

November 7 (Election Day)

8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Open 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Pima County Recorder’s Office

Processing Center

October 11 through November 6

November 7 (Election Day)

8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Open 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Miller-Golf Links Library

(Large Meeting Room)

9640 E. Golf Links Road

November 7 (Election Day)

Open 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Valencia Library

(Large Meeting Room)

202 W. Valencia Road

November 7 (Election Day)

Open 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Flowing Wells School District

Iola Frans Administration Center

1556 W Prince Road

November 7(Election Day)

Open 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Note: All vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the Pima County Recorder’s Office either by mail or dropped off at any one of these locations by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day in order for your ballot to be counted. The last day to drop your ballot in the mail and to ensure it is received by the Pima County Recorder’s Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day is Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

CITY CONTACT INFORMATION

City Hall: 255 W. Alameda, 9th Floor P.O. Box 2031, Tucson AZ 85702-2031

Phone: 791-4213 – TTD: 791-2639 – Fax: 791-4017 – Email: cityclerk@tucsonaz.gov

PIMA COUNTY RECORDER CONTACT INFORMATION

Main Office: 240 N. Stone Avenue   Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3145, Tucson, AZ 85702-3145

Phone: 724-4330 – Fax: 623-1785 – Email: webmaster@recorder.pima.gov

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