Aug 17, 2012 3:28 PM by Ian Cross
TUCSON - Of the 222,061 early ballots sent out to registered voters in Pima County, more than 57,000 have been returned to the Recorder's Office so far.
There have also been 158 walk-in voters for the August 28 Primary Election at the county's early voting sites. There are currently 471,276 total registered voters in Pima County, according to the Pima County Recorder's Office.
By party, 110,719 ballots were mailed to registered Democrats, and 35,073, or 31.7 percent, have been returned so far. Of the 91,555 ballots mailed to Pima County Republicans, 24,563, or 26.8 percent, have been returned.
Early ballots were mailed out to 2,251 Green and Libertarian voters, and so far, a total of 226 have been returned.
Registered Independents and other voters received 17,531 mail-in ballots, and so far, have returned 7,151, over 40 percent.
If you have not yet received a vote-by-mail ballot for the upcoming Primary Election, you can still do so, but the Recorder's Office must receive the request by 5 p.m. on this Friday.
Voters can request an early ballot by calling 724-4300 or online at: www.recorder.pima.gov
The deadline for any voter to return an early ballot is 7 p.m. on Election Day, August 28.