City Council Scheduled to Finalize Agreement to Consolidate General Election in November

The Mayor and Tucson City Council voted last month to combine the City General Election with the Pima County Bond Election, projected to save the City of Tucson approximately $100,000. The final Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) is up for a vote tonight. If approved, Pima County would be in control of the General Election. The City Clerk’s Office would conduct the mail-in August Primary Election as usual, but then would turn over the balloting to the Pima County Elections Department for the November General Election. Tucson's 218,000 active voters all would receive vote-by-mail ballots for the Primary Election in August. For the General Election, only the 135,000 city voters registered on the Permanent Early Voter List would receive mail-in ballots. The others would have to either request a mail-in ballot from the Pima County Recorder's Office or vote at a polling place.