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Election Day in Tucson: What You Need to Know

Nov. 5, 2012

Brady McCombs

The big day is only a day away.

By the time your head hits the pillow Tuesday night, you'll probably know who will be our next president, U.S. senator and on down the line. That, of course, is assuming none of the races is too close to call.

Either way, the two-year buildup to Election Day 2012 is nearly over. All that's left is for the final ballots to be turned in and for election officials to tally the results.

Here's all you need to know to make sure your vote gets counted.

Voting at the polls

-- Election Day is Tuesday. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

-- If you're not sure where to vote, polling place information is at -click on "polling location." For information about polling locations or ID requirements, call 724-4330. Pima County cut back the number of polling places this year by about one-third, so many voting locations have changed.

-- To vote, you'll need a government-issued photo ID with your current address, such as an Arizona driver's license or tribal enrollment card. If you do not have a photo ID, bring two other documents with your name and address dated within 90 days of the election, such as a utility bill, bank statement or property-tax statement. For a full list of ID requirements, go to

Early ballots

It is too late to mail in an early ballot, but you can drop it off at any of the county's polling locations or one of three Pima County recorder's offices:

-- Downtown: 115 N. Church Ave. (open Tuesday until 7 p.m.)

-- East side: 6920 E. Broadway (open Tuesday until 5 p.m.)

-- Country Club: 6550 S. Country Club Road (open Tuesday until 7 p.m.)

On StarNet

On Election Night, StarNet will have continuously updated vote totals on state and local races as soon as results are available, along with coverage of local, state and national races from the Star's reporting and photo staffs and our wire services.

Source: (c)2012 The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Ariz.) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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