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Tucson council OKs all-mail elections

The Tucson City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to adopt a vote by mail election system for city elections.

In the 2009 city election and 2010 general election, about 65 percent of voters cast ballots by mail.

Council members say voting by mail saves money, increases turnout and makes it easier for people to vote.

The Arizona Daily Star reports the city clerk pushed for all-mail balloting because Tucson is having a tough time servicing voting equipment, finding polling places and enough poll workers on election day.

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