Polls closed in Tucson main election; Democratic races right down to voters

Voters had till 7 p.m. Tuesday handy of their ballots in Tucson’s main election.

On this 12 months’s contested Democratic races, challengers are looking for to unseat Councilmembers Lane Santa Cruz and Paul Cunningham.

The primary election outcomes are anticipated simply after 8 p.m., metropolis officers stated. Examine again for updates.

Santa Cruz is going through Miguel Ortega, who’s among the many three Democrats Santa Cruz defeated when the freshman councilmember first received the Ward 1 seat in 2019.

A complete of 31,918 ballots have been mailed to voters in Ward 1, which stretches from downtown’s El Presidio and Dunbar/Spring neighborhoods to town’s western border and from the Sombras del Cerro neighborhood on the north facet to Midvale Park and Barrio Nopal on the South Facet.

A complete of 8,132 ballots had been returned to town as of July 28, in response to the Tucson Metropolis Clerk’s Workplace.

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In Ward 2, Cunningham is going through real-estate agent Lisa Nutt, who’s making her first run at public workplace.

Cunningham, who has been on the Tucson Metropolis Council since 2010, has by no means earlier than confronted a main opponent.

A complete of 41,455 ballots have been mailed to voters in Ward 2, which principally stretches east from Craycroft Highway to town’s jap border close to Houghton Highway and from the northern fringe of town to neighborhoods alongside twenty second Road. A complete of 13,405 ballots had been returned as of July 28, in response to the Clerk’s Workplace.

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Democratic and no-party voters throughout town can even vote within the mayor’s race, and people in Ward 4 have a main election however these races are uncontested, however for a fringe write-in candidate within the mayoral main.

Different events have candidates on their main ballots, however no contested races.

Town of Tucson conducts “all mail” elections, however a restricted variety of voting areas have been open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day, together with one in every ward.

Voters who haven’t but returned their ballots needed to drop them off in individual Tuesday; the deadline to mail a poll again was final week.