- Your Voice
When singers finish their performances on “American Idol,” viewers can vote for their favorite contestant over the next 24 hours via text message, Facebook, mobile apps, the Internet and by telephone. Votes are tallied and the winner is announced the next day. Pretty easy.
As of this morning, the Pima County Elections department will continue to count the several thousands of ballots that are remaining.
(BPT) - With the significant impact elections have on our country, would it be surprising to hear that only 38 percent of eligible Americans voted in the 2010 election? What happened to the other 62 percent of voters?
Two candidates are running for the open seat on Pima Community College’s Board of Governors, each promising to repair the college’s credibility after Pima has faced probation by its accrediting body, acknowledged sexual harassment of employees by a former chancellor, and falling enrollment.
On Aug. 26, the Town of Oro Valley conducted its primary election. Previously, the town’s nonpartisan primary and general elections were held in March and May respectively and conducted as mail ballot elections. Due to a recent change in state law (HB 2826), the town is now required to consolidate its primary and general elections with Pima County’s partisan primary polling place election in August, and the general polling place election in November.
First of all, I want to express my deep gratitude to all of the many wonderful volunteers that came forward to support me in my campaign for mayor. I feel that my campaign was a fact-based, professional attempt to offer a viable alternative to the citizens of Oro Valley for mayoral leadership.
Pima County will no longer make use of precinct scanners at polling locations after the Pima County Board of Supervisors rejected a measure to spend $1.8 million to replace them.
Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez would like to remind Pima County voters that the deadline to order a ballot to be sent to your home is fast approaching. All vote-by-mail ballot requests must be received by the Recorder’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014.
I had an interesting conversation recently with a citizen who was complaining about the current Tucson City Council, her representative in Congressional District 2 and the state’s current race for governor. She wasn’t happy with anyone, and didn’t appear optimistic with current choices for candidates.
Pima County is conducting two pilot projects at 25 polling places on Primary Election Day, Aug. 26, 2014, aimed at improving the voting process and controlling costs.
Mayoral Race: A day before early ballots were mailed out to residents on July 31, the Oro Valley Town Council and Mayoral candidates participated in a debate with topics ranging from budget, policy, collaboration, businesses and the future of the town in front of a little more than 100 people.
Early voters, get your pens ready. Early ballots for the Primary Election begin mailing for voters affiliated with a recognized political party July 31, 2014. More than 1 million early ballots will mail statewide. Recognized political parties include Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or American’s Elect.
We’ve heard before that elections are often won in the primary. With the redistricting in our state and the number of districts that favor one party over another, this will certainly be the case during this upcoming election cycle.
In Oro Valley, the Primary Election (Aug. 26 election day) is the first round of voting where all initial candidates have the potential to receive votes in order to advance to the General Election or win outright. Registered voters will select a candidate for each open seat, and in the case of this year’s local election, residents will select one candidate for the open Mayoral seat and three candidates for the three open Councilmember seats. If the candidates do not win outright, then the candidates receiving the highest amount of votes candidates per remaining open seat) move on to the General Election (Nov. 4 election day). Oro Valley has non-partisan elections, which means that candidates are elected regardless of their political affiliation.
On July 31 ballots for electing the Town of Oro Valley leadership will be mailed out.
Candidates for Oro Valley mayor and town council have agreed to participate in a forum Wednesday, July 30, at the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene, 500 W. Calle Concordia.
We are really happy to have a new candidate for mayor to talk about with high praise. Many of you already know Pat Straney. We have known him through our Rancho Vistoso HOA. Larry worked with him as a Director on the HOA Board, and we have attended many meetings since he became the President of the Board and was continually re-elected.
As the election draws near, voters in Oro Valley will once again be asked to decide on a budget-related measure known as the Home Rule Option, also referred to as a local alternative expenditure limitation.
Despite common misconception, independent voters in Arizona can take to the polls or cast early ballots this primary election season.
Thoughtful consideration must be given to the Rancho Vistoso Community Association Board of Elections. Two seats will be decided at the March 27 Annual Meeting.
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Eight homeowners from the Continental Ranch community are squaring off this month in what is shaping up to be a heated homeowner’s association election.
PHOENIX -- Gov. Jan Brewer penned her approval Wednesday to a series of changes in voting laws that Democrats and others say are designed to give her Republican Party an edge in future elections.
Phoenix – With overwhelming bipartisan support from Arizona’s election community, legislation to correct issues that arose during the 2012 general election needs to be approved by the Legislature.