Important election dates coming up in Tucson Mayor and Council Election

TucsonDid you know that there is a mayor and council race going on in the City of Tucson? Not if you rely on our local media.

Maybe that is too harsh. It turns out that the GOP “mystery candidates” are sticking to their strategy of silence, avoiding their constituents and the media. There isn’t much to report if the GOP challengers are not seriously campaigning against the Democratic incumbents.

Maybe after the primary they will finally have something to say.

Candidates

Mayor

Jonathan Rothschild (D) incumbent
Joshua Jude Chesser: Tucson Community Leader (Write-in Candidate at August Primary)

Ward 1 City Council

Regina Romero (D) incumbent
Bill Hunt (R)

Ward 2 City Council

Paul Cunningham (D) incumbent
Kelly Lawton (R)

Ward 4 City Council

Shirley Scott (D) incumbent
Margaret Burkholder (R)

Important Election Dates

PRIMARY ELECTION – AUGUST 25, 2015

Vote-By-Mail postcard will be mailed to all active registered voters            5/27/15

Voter Registration Cutoff Date                                                                                     7/27/15

Vote-By-Mail ballots will be mailed                                                                              8/6/15

All voted ballots must be in the possession of the City Clerk by 7:00 PM 8/25/15

GENERAL ELECTION – NOVEMBER 3, 2015

Voter Registration Cutoff Date                                                                                    10/5/15

Vote-By-Mail ballots will be mailed                                                                         10/14/15
NOTE: The City of Tucson Election and Pima County Bonds Election are being combined in the city, which means that polling locations will be open in the City of Tucson for the General Election,  rather than the mail-in ballot election only

All voted ballots must be in the possession of the City Clerk by 7:00 PM  11/3/15

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Arguments for or against the ballot propositions on the City of Tucson November ballot must be received by the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 5, 2015.

PUBLIC NOTICE: File Arguments for/against Propositions

Proposition 201 – Initiative Petition # 2013-I005  Traffic Justice [Red light cameras]

Proposition 403 – A proposal referred by Mayor and Council, to amend the Tucson City Charter to provide for equal voting rights for the Mayor on matters on which the Council votes; and including the Mayor in the calculation of the quorum for Mayor and Council meetings. (see p. 2 of Ordinance No. 11283)

Proposition 404 – A proposal referred by Mayor and Council, to amend the Tucson City Charter to provide for uniform method of appointment and removal of City Department Directors; and eliminating civil service rights from those officers. (see p. 6 of Ordinance No. 11283)

Proposition 405 – A proposed amendment to the Tucson City Charter recommended by the Citizen’s Commission on Public Service and Compensation to increase the salary of the Mayor from $3,500 to $4,030 per month; and increase the Council Member salaries from $2,000 to $2,288 per month.

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