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Prop 411 special election update

Number of road improvement ballots turned in
Posted at 9:49 PM, May 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 11:18:17-04

TUCSON, Ariz.(KGUN) — The Pima County Recorder's office has been getting ballots in for weeks as we wait to see the outcome of the special election. Prop 411 is a special election for a half-cent sales tax in the City of Tucson that would extend an existing tax for another 10 years. The goal is to use that money to fix roads across the city.

According to the city, if passed, out of the expected 740 million dollars 80 percent will specifically go towards fixing all city streets.

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The other 20 percent will cover safety improvements to streetlights, sidewalks, bike network enhancements, traffic signals and traffic calming features.

It’s also a ballot by mail election, the Pima County Recorder's office says it mailed more than 286,000 ballots to voters about a month ago.

So far, over 72,000 ballots have been verified and are ready for counting.

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There’s also another 1,700 ballots in the verification process. The results will be released on Tuesday after 8 p.m.

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