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Pima County Recorder mails record number of ballots Wednesday

The Pima County Recorder's Office released this photo of several pallets of mail-in ballots they dropped off at the Cherrybell U.S. Postal facility in Tucson Wednesday.
Posted at 4:36 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 19:45:09-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A record number of ballots are in the mail Wednesday as the Pima County residents officially begin the process of casting their ballots in the 2020 election.

The Pima County Recorder's office says they dropped off more than 480,000 mail-in ballots at the Cherrybell postal processing facility in Tucson Wednesday -- the largest number of ballots ever to be mailed in their first batch.

By comparison, the Recorder's Office says they mailed about 353,000 ballots in their first batch of the 2016 election.

Wednesday also marked the first day of early voting in Arizona, with three locations open for anyone who wants to cast their ballot in person:

  • The Pima County Recorder's main office at 240 North Stone Avenue in the County Public Service Center in downtown Tucson.
  • The Pima County Recorder's east side annex at 6920 East Broadway Boulevard, Suite D.
  • The Pima County Recorder's ballot processing center at 6550 South Country Club Road

All three locations are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Oct. 30. After that, a number of "emergency voting" locations will be open across Pima County until Election Day.

After you've completed your ballot, you can send it back in the mail or drop it off at any early voting location or at one of the county's curbside ballot drop-off locations.

You can still request a ballot in the mail through Oct. 23.

Key Dates and Deadlines in Arizona

October, 7: Early voting begins
October, 15: Voter registration deadline
October, 23: Request absentee ballot deadline
October, 27: Latest recommended mail-in date
November, 3: In-person voting
November, 3 @ 7pm: Absentee ballot delivered by date