Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. I am happy to say that I vote by mail and I have already sent in my ballot. One of the most important civic duties we can perform is to exercise our right to vote. If you have a ballot and have not yet mailed it there is still time to do one of the following:
- Mail your ballot by today. The Tucson Main Post Office at 1501 S. Cherrybell Stravenue (near Kino/22nd) is open until 8 p.m. for customers who wish to use the service windows inside, or the last pickup for the outside mailboxes is 9 p.m.
- Take your ballot to an Early Voting Site: There are several locations throughout Pima County where registered voters can drop off their ballots or vote early, including the Pima County Recorder’s Main Office. For locations visit: http://www.recorder.pima.gov/docs/2012_General/Early Voting Sites General November 6-12.pdf
- Drop off your ballot at your polling site on Tuesday, November 6. Polls are open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. If you don’t know your polling location you can find it here: http://www.recorder.pima.gov/public/voter_info.aspx or you can contact the Pima County Recorder’s Office at (520)724-4330.
Need a bit more information before you cast your vote? Stop by and pick up a copy League of Women Voters 2012 Voter Guide. The Guide provides useful information on the ballot measures.
17th Annual Midvale Park Fall Festival
Midvale Park comes together again for the 17th Annual Fall Festival this Saturday, November 3, 12-6 p.m. at Oak Tree Park (Oak Tree Dr. just west of Midvale Park Rd.). Food vendors, information tables, children’s area, jumping castles, with performances by Angel de Oro, the Jack Bishop Band, Lip Service, Pistor School Orchestra and Dancers, and the Texas Roadhouse Dancers. For more information visit: https://sites.google.com/site/midvaleparkna/home/midvale-park-festival-2012
All Souls’ Procession
The 23rd Annual All Souls Procession has grown and evolved into a weekend of events that draws participants from all over the world.
- On Saturday, November 3 the Procession of Little Angels begins at noon at Armory Park with altar and site construction, hooping with Orbital Evolution and Tucson Circus Arts. The Children’s Parade begins at 6 p.m., and concludes with the Finale with Stories that Soar Altars Vigil until 10 p.m. The Procession of Little Angels is a family event acknowledging and celebrating deceased loved ones from the perspective of the child. Children can participate in arts activities including wing-making and decorating, face painting, sugar skull decorating, story telling, and theater.
- For the second year the All Souls’ Procession on Sunday, November 4 will end at the Mercado San Agustin. The action kicks off at 4 p.m. with the Opening Party at Mercado San Agustin. Then at 5 p.m. procession participants will gather at Hotel Congress to start the procession at 6 p.m. to the Mercado San Agustin. The Mercado merchants will be open late, refreshments and entertainment. Visit www.allsoulsprocession.org for more information.
Learn about home ownership program on Nov. 12
Are you interested in buying a remodeled, energy-efficient home in Pima County but don’t think you can afford it? The Pima County Community Land Trust can help you buy a home:
- Only $1,500 out of pocket.
- Even if you earn as little as half the area median income.
- Financial assistance that reduces your mortgage to 80 percent of the home’s appraised value.
Come to a Pima County Community Land Trust information session on Monday, Nov. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress St. Preview some of the homes by visiting their website at: www.pcclt.org .
To reserve a seat at the November 12 information session or for information, contact the Pima County Community Land Trust at (520) 603-0587 or at