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Jul 31, 2014 1:46 PM by Faye DeHoff

Vote-by-mail ballots have been sent out for the primary election

TUCSON - The vote-by-mail ballots have been sent out for the 2014 primary election.

The approximately 227,000 ballots were sent to all voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) who are registered as one of the political parties and to those Independent or Party Not Designated (PND) voters who have requested a political party ballot. Voters should receive their ballots no later than Tuesday, August 5.

Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez stated that voters should be looking for a mid-sized "GREEN" mailing envelope.

"We decided to change the mailing envelope to green because we wanted to make the ballots stand out in voters' mail boxes. We hope this will draw attention to their vote-by-mail ballot and encourage people to vote their ballot. Hopefully, with this new green mailing envelope, it will be less likely to get misplaced in a pile of junk mail on someone's countertop," explained Ms. Rodriguez.

The envelopes used to return your voted ballot have not changed. They are still bright yellow.

Your vote-by-mail ballot must be received by the time the polls close on Election Day, Tuesday, August 26. In order to meet that deadline we recommend that you mail your ballot by Friday, August 22. If you do not mail your ballot by that date, we recommend that you hand deliver it to ensure it reaches our office in time. You can drop off your vote-by-mail ballot at any of the three Recorder's offices:

115 N. Church Avenue
6550 S. Country Club Road
6920 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite D

You can also drop off your vote-by-mail ballot at any polling location on Election Day, August 26.

For more information, visit the Recorder's web site at www.recorder.pima.gov or call the office at (520) 724-4330.

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