Tucson city leaders voted two weeks ago to hold all mail elections. It was a way to save money for a cash starved city and increase voter turnout. But Republicans at the state legislature have different ideas.
After the city vote, the lawmakers inserted language in SB 1331 which in essence says Tucson can’t do that. Any other city in the state can hold mail in elections, just not Tucson.
The reason is Tucson’s appeals court victory earlier this week over the state legislature.
The appeals court upheld Tucson’s charter which calls for partisan elections. Tucson is the only city in Arizona which holds partisan elections. According to SB 1331, as long as Tucson holds partisan elections, they can’t hold all mail elections. Tucson is the only city which fits the definition.
Full Article: Tucson’s mail-in election may violate state law.