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.
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.
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.
Regina Romero is seeking a second term as Tucson mayor and faces three challengers who are raising their voices about tough problems with homelessness, crime and roads. The mayor faced a challenging first term during the pandemic. Before she became the first woman and first Latina elected as Tucson’s mayor in 2019, Romero served as…Keep reading
Tucson’s election race for Ward 1 city council member nearly took a sharp turn when a car ran into current councilmember Lane Santa Cruz in downtown in late September. The crash resulted in a broken foot for Santa Cruz, the first-term Democrat currently holding the seat. She has had to slow down performing her civic…Keep reading
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…Keep reading
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,…Keep reading
Tucson voters will decide whether to give elected officials pay raises and how to fund schools. And voters in Vail will decide whether to form a new town. Here’s what the ballot propositions mean. Proposition 413: A yes vote would increase salaries for Tucson city council members and the mayor Prop 413 would increase the…Keep reading