Saturday, October 6, 2012
F. Ann Rodriguez has been one of the leaders in the fight to keep the Cherrybell Post Office and processing center open. She has filed formal complaints, both written and verbal to the U.S. Department of Justice as well as the U.S. Postal Service about this decision, since this would adversely effect the vote by mail process for which she helped institute in Pima County, as well as the process used by other counties in the State of Arizona. F. Ann also sees the bigger picture with the potential decision and the negative consequences of closing Cherrybell for Tucson and Southern Arizona, something she included in her complaints and efforts. Since taking office in 1993, the Pima County Recorder, F. Ann Rodriguez modernized the Recorder’s Office through computer technology and system upgrades for immediate and precise retrieval of important documents. This includes digitizing all the historical records prior to statehood that are on film and microfiche and digitizing old maps and deed books beginning in the early 1900’s into our computer system. F. Ann initiated the legislation that was passed into law for citizens to be on the Permanent Early Voting List. This law was implemented in 2008 to allow any registered voter in the State of Arizona to sign up and automatically receive vote-by-mail ballots for all elections. As of July 1, 2012 the Permanent Early Voting List has been requested by 271,333 Pima County registered voters. This represents 58% of all the registered voters in the entire Pima County. Although the Permanent Early Voting option is very popular, F. Ann has established early voting sites strategically located throughout Pima County so that those voters who wish to vote in person, but still vote early may have that opportunity. So when you receive notices to vote early for a specific candidate, remember the person who helped to initiate this process, F. Ann Rodriguez. Cast her vote for her and visit her website http://www.rodriguezforrecorder.com/. Photo To donate to her campaign, go online tohttp://www.rodriguezforrecorder.com/ or make a donation to: Rodriguez for Recorder, PO Box 6006 • Tucson AZ 85703.