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Primary election Tuesday
If voters haven't already cast their ballots for the 2012 primary election, Tuesday is the day to head to the polls or get in their mail-in ballots.
In the primary, voters either vote as Democrats or Republicans in narrowing down candidates for Yuma County, state and federal offices. Winners will advance to the general election Nov. 6.
Preliminary results of the primary will be released after 8 p.m. Tuesday.
This year, the Yuma County elections office will have 11 vote centers throughout Yuma County where voters can cast their ballots regardless of precinct. The vote centers will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at:
• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center, 300 S. 13th Ave., in Yuma
• Immanuel Baptist Church, 1000 E. 24th St., in Yuma
• Yuma County Health Department, 2200 W. 28th St., in Yuma
• Oasis Church, 1545 S. Avenue C, in Yuma
• Connecting Point Nazarene Church (formerly First Church of the Nazarene), 1900 S. Avenue A, in Yuma
• Yuma County Public Works, 4343 S. Avenue 5½E, in Yuma
• Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Highway 95, in Yuma
• Foothills Library, 13226 E. South Frontage Road, in Yuma
• First Southern Baptist Church of Wellton, 11711 William St., in Wellton
• Somerton Library, 240 Canal St., in Somerton
• Fernando Padilla Community Center, 800 Juan Sanchez Blvd., in San Luis
Anyone who requested a mail-in ballot and has not returned it is asked to either drop it off at the Yuma County Recorder's Office, 410 S. Maiden Lane (south side of Giss Parkway), or at any of the vote centers on election day. The office will open at 6 a.m.
Any ballots arriving after polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday will not be counted.
As of Monday evening, about 12,000 mail-in ballots had been received of the approximately 29,000 mailed out, said Yuma County Recorder Robyn Stallworth Pouquette. About 2,000 ballots were returned for address issues, she said.
For more information on the voting centers, call the Yuma County Recorder's Office at 373-6034.