Deadline to register for primary election is July 29

Deadline to register for primary election is July 29
(Source: Doug Druschke, WAVE 3 News)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The city of Tucson is conducting an all ballot-by-mail primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 27, for mayor and council members for Ward 1, Ward 2 and Ward 4.

Eligible residents who live within the city of Tucson must be registered to vote by midnight, Monday, July 29, to participate in the primary election. Since this election will be conducted entirely by mail, it is imperative that any voter who needs to update their address does so as soon as possible.

Only voters registered as Democrats, Republican or Party Not Designated (PND)/Independent (IND) voters who have requested a political party ballot will receive a ballot with candidate names listed.

Party Not Designated (PND) and Independent (IND) voters may request a ballot by mail by calling 520-791-3221. The Tucson city clerk will mail ballots to voters starting on Aug. 2.

Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez would like to remind voters that a new voter registration form must be completed by anyone who has moved (even to a new apartment number in the same complex), changed their name since their last registration, or is a new Pima County resident.

Please remember those who are registering to vote for the first time in Pima County and wish to vote in local elections, they must provide proof of United States citizenship. An Arizona driver’s license issued after 10/01/1996, their birth certificate, U.S. Passport or a naturalization certificate may be used to establish citizenship.

There are a number of ways that people can complete their voter registration:

Those who have a current Arizona Driver’s License or Arizona State issued ID, and have internet access, the easiest way to register to vote or to update their voter record is to go to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s - MVD internet portal at This is a two-step process:

  1. Click on the box labeled “Address/Email Change” and verify your driver’s license information is accurate. If the information needs updating, make the necessary changes first.
  2. Go back to the home page and click on the box labeled “Voter Registration”. Fill out the voter registration form. (Note: Changes made in the “Address/Email Change” area do not automatically update your Voter Registration Record)

Forms are available at multiple locations throughout the county: any Pima County Recorder’s office, all post offices and libraries, political party headquarters, and city/town halls.

Voters can download a form directly from the Recorder’s website, complete it and mail it in.

For more information regarding voter registration, voters may call Pima County Recorder’s office at 520-724-4330. Although you cannot make changes to your voter registration over the phone, our staff is always available to answer any questions voters may have.

If voters would like specific information regarding the city of Tucson primary election they may visit or call the city of Tucson’s Elections Department at 520-791-3221.

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