Early ballots for the Special Congressional District 8 General Election continue to be returned and processed. Out of 328,495 registered voters in Congressional District 8, 190,334 vote-by mail ballots have been mailed out to voters in Pima County thus far, with a participation rate of more than 58% of the eligible voters.
126,409 voters have returned their vote-by-mail ballots so far. Therefore, there are still 63,498 vote-by-mail ballots outstanding. This brings the total percentage returned of those vote-by-mail ballots that were mailed to voters to 66%. The breakdown by party is shown below as to those ballots that have been signature verified and will be processed to be counted.
Democratic 66,947 ballots mailed 47,065 ballots verified 70%
Republican 72,745 ballots mailed 50,980 ballots verified 70%
Green 352 ballots mailed 213 ballots verified 60%
Libertarian 1,013 ballots mailed 494 ballots verified 49%
Independents/Other 49,271 ballots mailed 28,766 ballots verified 58%
The overall turn out as of today for those registered voters who are eligible to vote in the CD 8 Election is now 38% have already cast their ballot. As of the end of Friday, 127,528 ballots have been processed, including walk in early voters.
The deadline for any voter to return an early ballot is 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, June 12, 2012. Friday June 8th was the last day suggested to place your vote-by-mail ballot in the United States Postal System.
If a voter is still in possession of their early ballot, the Recorder’s Office recommends that they not return it through the mail system since mail processing procedures may result in it arriving too late to be counted. However, there are many ways the voter can still return their early ballot.
If a voter wants to deliver their voted ballot directly to the Recorder’s Office, they should take it to any of the Recorder’s Office locations.
115 N Church
open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday and 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday
6550 S. County Club
open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday and 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday
6920 E Broadway, Suite D
open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
In addition, voters who still have their voted early ballot on Election Day may drop off their ballot at any Pima County polling location on Election Day. Voters may contact the Pima County Recorder’s Office Voter Registration Division at 724-4330 for more information or for the locations of the polling places.