For voters in Tucson city limits, this election is all mail. That means you should already have received your ballot. You must send it back through the mail by Oct. 31 or you can drop it off at a vote center by 7 p.m. On Nov. 7.

Mail-in ballots were sent out Oct. 11. Check your voter registration, find a polling place, and check which ward you live in.

If you didn’t receive a ballot in the mail, you can get a replacement ballot at a vote center on or before Nov. 7. You can also drop off a completed mail ballot at a vote center.

Tucson has an unusual election system. Voters in the primary can only vote for city council candidates in their own party and in the ward in which they live. Then, in the general election voters citywide can punch the ballot on the complete slate of primary winners in all parties and all wards. The mayor is elected citywide.

Residents within the boundaries of the proposed Town of Vail will vote in person on incorporation — Proposition 402 — on Nov. 7. Here is a sample ballot with the vote center locations.

Below are all the previews we’ve done for this election. Click through to see where the candidates stand on issues that matter to local residents like housing, climate, crime, streets and the budget.

Voter guide: Tucson’s Ward 2 city council race among Paul Cunningham, Ernie Shack and Pendleton Spicer

Tucson voters will decide to keep or replace longtime city council member Paul Cunningham in this election.  Cunningham is a teacher, Democrat and lifelong Tucsonan. He currently serves on the council and is seeking a fourth term. He has been a member of the council since May 2010.  He won against an opponent in the…

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Voter guide: Tucson’s Ward 4 city council race between Nikki Lee and Ross Kaplowitch

Ross Kaplowitch decided to run for city council because he’s upset about how the police department handled the investigation of the murder of his ex-wife in May last year. He said the Tucson Police Department didn’t pay enough attention to a brewing domestic violence situation before Christy Kaplowitch, the mother of two of Ross’s children,…

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