May16, 2023 Election

Learn about the May 16, 2023 local election happening in the City of Tucson.

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May 16, 2023

LocationElection TypeWhat's on the Ballot
TucsonBallot by MailProp. 412

Important Dates

  • April
    1 UOCAVA Ballots Mailed
  • April
    17 Voter registration deadline
  • April
    19 Early Voting Begins
  • May
    5 Last day to request a replacement ballot by mail
  • May
    9 Mail back your ballot by
  • May
    16 Election Day

Tucson Voters

The election happening in the City of Tucson is a Ballot by Mail special election. State law allows for jurisdictions to to hold all mail elections and this means the county will automatically mail a ballot to every eligible voter. The question on the ballot relates to whether or not residents want to enter a franchise agreement with Tucson Electric Power (TEP). Yes/No language and official text can be found in the publicity pamphlet.

How Can I Return My Voted Ballot?

There will be no polling places or vote centers provided for this election. Voted ballots must be returned by U.S. Mail (postage pre-paid) or dropped off at one of the drop box locations, or returned to a ballot replacement site no later than 7 PM election day. To view all voting options available to you, please utilzie our dashboard by clicking the button below.


I never received my ballot?

If you never received your ballot, or it was damaged, you are able to ask the recorder's office to send a replacement ballot by mail by contacting Cochise County no later than May 5th, the last day to request a replacement ballot by mail. You can also request a replacement ballot by visiting the voting portal and clicking on "Request a Ballot-By-Mail".

How Votes are Counted?

Election Security


Contact Information

City Clerk's Office
Suzanne Mesich, City Clerk
255 W. Alameda
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 791-4213
TTY: (520) 791-2639
[email protected]

Go to Website

Election Services
800 E. 12th St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 791-3221

Voting FAQ

Voting FAQ

1. When are the polls open?
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Don't forget your ID!
2. Can I vote early?
Absolutely. For the all mail elections voters will automatically receive a ballot in your mailbox beginning 27 days before the election. If you are living in an area not participating in an all mail election voters on the Active Early Voting List (AEVL) will receive ballots automatically. Voters not on AEVL may also make a one-time early ballot request or visit a replacement or voting location.
3. What if I have an emergency and can't vote on Election Day?
If a voter cannot vote during the early voting period, emergency voting is available beginning 5pm the Friday before Election Day through 5pm the Monday before Election Day. Voters must sign an affidavit under penalty of perjury that they have an emergency that prevents them from voting on Election Day (voters do not need to disclose what the emergency is).
4. Do I need ID to vote early?
If you vote early by mail, ID is not required. Your signature on the early ballot affidavit is compared to your voter registration record by the County Recorder to determine if the signature is valid.

ID is required if you vote early in person, or at a polling place or voting center on Election Day.
List of Acceptable Identification
5. How can military & overseas voters (UOCAVA) get a ballot?
Military and Overseas voters have special voting rights under federal and state law (Uniformed & Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA)). These rights include the use of a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote and request an early ballot as well as the use of a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), which serves as an emergency back-up ballot. Learn More
6. Do I have to vote everything on my ballot?
No, voters do not have to vote everything on their ballot. The votes they do cast will still be counted. However, we encourage voters to vote down the ballot as local races, propositions, judges, etc. can impact voters' daily lives.