Pinal County recorder announces changes to early voting ballot

Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross on Sept. 25 announced several changes to the Pinal County early voting ballot materials. Voters will be mailed a yellow outer envelope containing their ballot package, according to a press release.
Each package will contain an early ballot, an instruction sheet and a return affidavit envelope. As always, the return envelope is postage paid by the recorder’s office.
In addition, the affidavit section for the voter’s signature and affirmation has been redesigned. The recorder’s office heard from the voters that they wanted their signature hidden from view as it travels through the mail. The redesigned envelope will have a double-fold-over section to hide the voter’s signature once signed and sealed.
The recorder’s office is also implementing intelligent-bar-code tracking and imaging from assembly to distribution. The system will photograph each ballot package as it is created and will contain security measures allowing us to track the ballot to the voter’s mail box. These measures will allow the office to respond quickly to voter questions regarding when the ballot was mailed and when it was delivered to their mail box.
The new system will be implemented for the November 2015 school district elections in Florence, Apache Junction, San Tan Valley and Coolidge and all elections for next year.
The recorder reminds everyone to update his or her voter registration information. To  view  current registration status, go to

The Apache Junction Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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