On Tuesday, Arizona voters will be voting on the primary candidates they want to see move on to the General Election, and based on early numbers, many residents have already spoken.
According to the Pima County Recorder’s office, with 471,276 registered voters, about 226,061 early ballots were mailed out.
Last week, Pamela Franklin, a spokeswoman for the Recorder’s office, said 57,000 ballots had been returned.
The Democrats hold the edge, with 110,719 early ballots mailed out, and 35,073 returned already. The county mailed out 91,555 to Republican voters, with 24,563 being returned.
The deadline for any voter to return an early ballot is 7 p.m. on Election day, which is on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
In Pima County, besides congressional and state races, all five members of the Pima County Board of Supervisors are up for reelection.
The District 1 race has received a lot of attention with incumbent Ann Day announcing she would not seek reelection.
While Democrat Nancy Young Wright is running unopposed in the primary, four republicans are looking to move on to the November General Election.
State Rep. Vic Williams is looking to win his party’s approval for the county seat along with Mike Hellon, Stuart McDaniel and Ally Miller.
Republicans will also be voting for sheriff in the primary, with five hopefuls looking to move to face longtime incumbent Clarance Dupnik in November.
The five Republican candidates are Chester Manning, Mark Napier, Terry Frederick, Walt Setzer and Vinson Holck.
With Marana and Oro Valley falling into the newly-created Congressional District 1, both Democrats and Republicans have a choice in the Primary Election.
The heavily-favored Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick is running against Wenona Benally Baldenegro.
In the Republican race, a heavily-favored Jonathan Paton faces Patrick Gatti and Doug Wade in the primary.
While Kirkpatrick and Paton have primary opponents, a majority of their campaigns have been centered around attacking each other.
Overall, voter registration is down, according to numbers released by Secretary of State Ken Bennett earlier this week.
Arizona currently has 3,145,973 registered voters, a decrease of 5,642 since the last report in March.
Of the state’s 3.1 million voters eligible to vote in the Primary Election, 1,130,164 are Republicans, 946,974 are Democrats and 1,041,523 have either registered with independent parties or not designated a party preference.
Libertarians make up less than one percent of the total voter base, with 22,272 registered. There are currently 4,872 registered in the Green Party.
Pima County voters can get more information on polling locations, and ballot information at www.recorder.pima.gov, or by calling 724-4330.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Election Day info
Polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For information, visit the website at www.recorder.pima.gov or call 724-4330.
Aug. 28 - Primary Election Day
Aug. 6 - First day to request an early ballot, the last day is Oct. 26.
Oct. 9 - Voter registration cut-off
Oct. 11 - Early voting begins
Nov. 6 - General Election Day
Candidates for Pima County board of supervisors
District 1 -
Mike Hellon, Republican
Stuart McDaniel, Republican
Ally Miller, Republican
Vic Williams, Republican
Nancy Young Wright, Democrat
District 2 -
Ramon Valadez, Democrat
James Kelly, Republican
District 3 -
Sharon Bronson, Democrat
Tanner Bell, Republican
District 4 -
Ray Carroll, Republican
Sean Collins, Republican
District 5 -
Richard Elías, Democrat
Fernando Gonzales, Republican
Pima County races
Pima County Sheriff:
Clarence Dupnik, Democrat
Dave Croteau, Green
Terry Frederick, Republican
Vinson Holck, Republican
Chester Manning, Republican
Mark Napier, Republican
Walter Setzer, Republican
Pima County Attorney:
Barbara LaWall, Democrat
Claudia Elquist, Green
Pima County Assessor:
Bill Staples, Democrat
Pima County Recorder:
F. Ann Rodriguez, Democrat
Bill Beard, Republican
Pima County School Superintendent:
Linda Arzoumanian, Republican
Mace Bravin, Republican
Pima County Treasurer:
Elaine Richardson, Democrat
Beth Ford, Republican