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Friday Afternoon Is Deadline To Request Early SRP Ballot

Randy Miller
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Randy Miller.

The Salt River Project’s election for half of its board is coming up next month. Friday afternoon, March 27, is the deadline to request an early ballot by mail.   

SRP is a utility serving water and/or electricity to 2 million Valley residents. The company runs the election itself and it doesn’t coincide with state or local government races. 

“There’s technically two different elections going on, one for the water side and one for the electric side,” said current board member Randy Miller. Miller is not up for re-election this year. 

Not everyone in SRP’s service area can vote, however. You can check out your eligibility and request a ballot at SRP’s website. Mail-in ballots must be requested by 5 p.m. Friday.

In-person voting will be on April 7. The company said it is making accommodations for social distancing for those voters who show up in person.

Bret Jaspers was previously the managing editor for news at WSKG in upstate New York. Before that, he was a producer at WYPR in Baltimore and at Wisconsin Public Radio.His stories have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and Here & Now, and also the BBC and Marketplace. Way back when, he started as an intern and fill-in producer at WNYC’s On the Media, and then helped out on The Brian Lehrer Show and Soundcheck.When he's not covering the news, he's probably running, reading, or eating. Jaspers is also a member of Actors' Equity Association, the union for professional stage actors.