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Voting for Tucson's special election is today

Posted at 4:51 PM, May 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 14:08:04-04

Voting for Tucson's special election is today. 

A city spokesperson says the city has received more than 65 thousand filled out mail-in ballots.

On the ballot is Prop 101-- the proposed half-cent sales tax increase that will take place over the next five years. 

The city estimates the prop will generate $250 million and cost each taxpayer about $3 per month. 

Out of $250 million, $100 million will fund preserving and reconstructing city residential and major roads. 

While $150 million will help replace Tucson police and fire's vehicles, equipment and facilities.

"I didn't realize how old the police cars were, how much updating they needed. This is where it's important to me, number one," said Rosemary Crisafi, a supporter of Prop 101. "Number two, the roads are horrible. When I read on the ballot that this money would only be towards that and not be diverted to someone else's pocket then that's when I said yes, I voted yes."

"I have lived in Tucson since '72," said Dennis Stonehocker, a voter against Prop 101. "We have had these roads before and nothing happens so I am not too confident in our leaders to put the money where they say it's going to go so I would vote no."

If you haven't mailed your ballot in, you can drop it off at a voting location or if you lost your ballot you can get a replacement and vote tomorrow at a voting station. 

Here are the voting locations and times to drop off your ballot tomorrow: