Decision 2012

Jul 23, 2012 7:08 PM

Primary Election coming soon - deadline to register is July 30

TUCSON - The deadline to register ahead of the August 28 primary election is quickly approaching - the cutoff is at the end of this month.

Seats for all nine of Arizona's congressional districts are up for grabs this year, as well various State Senate seats, and the U.S. Senate position being vacated by Sen. Jon Kyl.

Any new Pima County resident, as well as anyone who has moved, changed their name, or wants to change their party affiliation, will have to submit a new voter registration form before midnight on Monday, July 30, to be eligible to vote in the August 28, 2012 Primary Election.

Forms to register, or renew your registration, can be obtained at either Pima County Recorder's office location, 115 N. Church Avenue and 6920 E. Broadway Blvd., any Department of Motor Vehicle branch, all post offices and public libraries, political party headquarters, and city or town halls.
Voters can also log on to the Recorder's office website at:

www.recorder.pima.gov - click the link called "EZVOTER" for the voter registration system.

For the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jon Kyl, Richard Carmona is the lone Democrat running after David Ruben withdrew. On the Republican side, Wil Cardon and Jeff Flake are the most well-known candidates for the seat, but Bryan Hackbarth and Clair Van Steenwyk are also on the ballot, and Luis Acle and John Lyon are listed as write-in candidates.

For the race to the House of Representatives, Rep. Ron Barber, the former Giffords aide who was elected during the special election earlier this year, will face off against Democrat Matt Heinz during the primary race for the new Congressional District 2 seat.

On the Republican side, Martha McSally, who ran in the CD8 Special Election Primary earlier this year, will face off against Mark Koskiniemi. After losing to Ron Barber during the Special Election, Tea Party favorite Jesse Kelly has withdrawn.

For a complete list of candidates running in the August 28 Primary, visit:

http://www.azsos.gov/election/2012/Primary/FullListing.htm

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