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Who do you want for President? Vote Tuesday

Posted at 5:03 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 08:16:19-04
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A lot of voters made up their minds, and cast their votes a long time ago.
         
Mail in ballots are a big part of the Presidential Preference Election.  As of today more than 116 thousand mail in ballots had come into the Pima County Elections Department
 
That's not quite a third of the 330 thousand eligible voters in this election. Independents can't vote in this race.  It's just for people registered in their respective political parties.
 
At the Pima County Elections Department Monday, workers were not counting mail ballots.  They were preparing all the mail ballots that have been coming in for weeks now.  The actual counting won't begin until about two o'clock Tuesday.
          
Mail ballots are easy and convenient but we found a fair number of voters who still like voting in person, on election day.
 
Stephen Gunning told us, “I think it's just being more involved, showing more support."
 
Mike Biehl says, "I kind of like the drama of the whole thing, showing up anyway.”  
 
KGUN9 reporter Craig Smith asked him: “So it just feels better? Yeah, get the sticker, the whole deal."
 
Valerie Summers feels voter in person is more secure: "I feel like, I know for sure it's there.  I don't think it'll always get there if I put it in the mail, if you know what I mean."
        
Thursday was probably the last day you could mail a mail-in ballot and count on it arriving in time.  
        
Elections supervisor Brad Nelson says you can bring a mail ballot to any polling place in Pima County but things get complicated if records show you got a mail ballot, but go the the polls and try to vote an in-person ballot instead.
         
You'll get what's call a provisional ballot.  It goes through extra checks before it can count.
 
Nelson says, "It's security against double voting and it's also security against that printed list, as they were printing that list something got omitted so we don't turn anyone away at the polls."
     
But verifying provisional ballots can take so much extra time it could be several days before your vote shows up in the election results.
 
Counties are using fewer polling places because so many people vote by mail.  That means your usual spot may have changed.  
 
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