The Executive Committee voted on April 4th to support Proposition 411, which offers a means of funding road and infrastructure repairs WITHOUT raising local taxes.
In 2017 the citizens of the city of Tucson passed a half-cent sales tax called Proposition 101 to generate $150 million in revenue, 60% of which was allocated to public safety resources rather than roadway safety elements. This half-cent tax is set to expire this year, and voters will be asked to extend the tax on the ballot by means of Proposition 411 in a special election on May 17, 2022. This will generate an additional $590 million to be set aside exclusively for local road and street repair in Tucson over the next 10 years.
Tucson’s streets NEED repairs, and we urge all Pima County voters to vote YES and approve Proposition 411 this May!
This letter sent by PCDP Chair Bonnie Heidler to the BOS
February 14, 2022 Pima County Board of Supervisors 33 N Stone Ave., 11th Floor Tucson, AZ 85701 Via Email to COB_mail@pima.gov
Dear Pima County Supervisors:
I am writing to you on behalf of the Pima County Democratic Party (PCDP) regarding vote centers and electronic poll books. At the PCDP Executive Committee meeting on February 7, 2022, we passed a motion to support the adoption of vote centers and electronic poll books to be discussed at your February 15, 2022 meeting. The PCDP Platform supports access to, and participation in our democracy, of which easy access to voting is essential. The proposed vote centers and electronic poll books ensure that everyone in Pima County can easily cast a ballot, thus participating in democracy.
Eleven of the 15 counties in Arizona already have vote centers. Rural areas in Pima County already use vote centers. By implementing this proposal, the entire county will be able to drop off a ballot or vote in person regardless of where their precinct is located. With this technology in place, election security and efficiency will be increased, provisional ballots will be eliminated, ballots will be counted faster, and voters will have increased access to voting.
However, time is of the essence for the 2022 election. In order to have a smooth transition from precinct location voting to vote centers, sufficient equipment and back-up plans, training of staff to handle problems, and a robust public information campaign, your approval at the February 15 meeting is essential.
In cooperation with the Recorder’s Office and Pima County Elections Department, the Pima County Democratic Party is ready to help promote the vote centers through our social media outlets and our outreach to voters.
Sincerely, Bonnie Heidler Chair, Pima County Democratic Party
Arizonans are accustomed to voting by mail. Approximately 80% of voters are on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL). Especially during a pandemic, there are many advantages to voting by mail:
No need for unnecessary coronavirus exposure by going to the polls.
Reduces wait times at polls for those who do like to cast their votes in person.
Allows elections departments to begin counting votes earlier, increasing the chance of so we usually have a good idea of outcomes on Election Day.
People who vote by mail can log on to check the Recorder’s website to confirm online that their ballot was received and counted. Find the website link where you can check on your ballot status, is provided below.
PCDP’s message about mail-in voting is a simple one: Vote early, vote early, VOTE EARLY.
The Recorder Ballots will be sent send out ballots by the Recorder on October 7. If you are on the PEVL and don’t receive your ballot by October 14, call the recorder at 520-724-4330.
Don’t procrastinate! Return in returning your ballot quickly. While the Recorder’s office recommends says to put mailing your ballot back in the mail by October 27, we advise doing it so much earlier: —by October 19 or 20. Remember, the Recorder must receive your ballot must be received by November 3!! The postmark date doesn’t matter; It is the receipt date that will determine whether if your vote counts. or not.
If you do procrastinate, in returning your ballot, don’t rely on the postal service. Drop off your completed ballot at a curbside drop-off or early-voting location. Find the link to those locations which you can find provided at the links below.
If it’s Election Day and you’re still holding your completed ballot, in hand, drop off your competed ballot it at ANY polling location. Find your polling location can be found in the links listed below.
If you still have any questions, about any of this, call the Pima County Recorder’s office at 520-724-4330. They WANT to help you make your vote count. PCDP offers has prepared videos in English and Spanish about planning your vote in Pima County. Please share these video links, (listed below,) to with anyone you know who has questions.
One final note: DO NOT PUT A STAMP on the postage-paid envelope. That could actually slow it down. Happy Voting, Pima Democrats!