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County: Don't hand over your mail ballot to strangers

County: Don't hand over your mail ballot to strangers

By Phil Villarreal. CREATED Aug 7, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez warns voters to beware of "Stranger Danger" in relation to their mail-in ballots. People who go door-to-door asking to pick up and deliver your ballots, she warns in a news release, may not do what they promise.

"If voters are being contacted by phone by individuals representing various organizations asking if they can pick up your voted ballots at your home and take them to the Post Office or the Recorder's Office say no," Rodriguez wrote. "If they show up at your door making the offer to take your voted ballots to the post office or recorder's office, just tell them no. You have no idea who these people are. Never give your voted ballot to a stranger."

Rodriguez says the only people outside your inner circle you should trust with your ballot is a mail carrier. Those who want to deliver their ballots themselves can take them to the recorder's office, at 6920 E. Broadway.

Phil Villarreal

Phil Villarreal

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Assignment Editor/Web Producer Phil Villarreal moved to KGUN after 17 years with the Arizona Daily Star, where he was a movie critic, columnist and reporter.