Pinal County Supervisors Say Warehouse Fire will not Affect Upcoming Elections

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Florence- On Monday night, a fire consumed the Pinal County elections warehouse located on the corner of Main Street and 6th Street in Florence. The building is a complete loss and the cause is still undetermined. The warehouse was empty at the time of the fire.

The Florence Fire Department responded to the fire that began at approximately 10:30 PM.

Pinal County officials say that the warehouse stored elections equipment such as ballot boxes, voting booths, tabulation equipment and computers. Total equipment loss is estimated to be $1.2 million. Voting records were not stored at this location.

“Residents should not be concerned about their voting registration and other records,” said County Recorder Virginia Ross. “Those records are kept secure on Pinal County servers and are backed up as well. Those servers are housed off site at other locations.”

Upon hearing the news of the fire, Board of Supervisors Chairman Anthony Smith said despite the loss of the warehouse, elections will be not be affected.

“It’s sad to see the loss of this voting equipment,” said Chairman Smith. “But this will not affect upcoming elections in Pinal County. We will replace these machines. This is not an option. Our Recorder has told me that the Secretary of State’s office and nearby counties have offered their assistance. We deeply appreciate the offer of help and cooperation.”

Chairman Smith praised the work of the responding fire fighters.

“They did a terrific job on getting ahold of the blaze immediately. This fire could have destroyed more property, but their quick and decisive actions limited the damage to only one building. Our thanks go out to the brave firefighters who responded to this fire and minimized damage to this historic part of Florence.”

Staff (2524 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Voters approve QCUSD override and FUSD/CUSD school transfer; Combs celebration cut short after Pinal County Elections Dept. discovers counting mistake

    November 12th, 2015

    Two school-related ballot initiatives were approved and one was narrowly rejected on Nov.

    Lujan to serve as interim chief

    October 28th, 2015

    Rudy Lujan is currently acting as the Interim Police Chief for the Town of Mammoth. Sgt.

    USDA announces funding of REAP grants across the nation; AZ gets 9

    October 26th, 2015

    (October 26, 2015—Phoenix, Arizona) A Casa Grande dairy farm was one of the  businesses that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today would receive funding through the USDA’s Rural Energy for America

    Resolution Copper hosts reclamation tour

    October 14th, 2015

    Visitors from around the state including two out of state visitors from Tennessee attended the tour of the reclamation of the old Magma mine site given by Resolution Copper.

  • Additional Stories

    Pinal County gives $40,000 to Hayden Senior Center

    October 7th, 2015

    Pete Rios, Pinal County Supervisor and vice-chairman, last week made a sizable presentation to the Hayden Senior Center.

    Utility assistance grants offered to limited income households

    July 14th, 2015

    Applications for utility assistance grants under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will be taken on Wednesday, July 22, in Mammoth.

    Capstone donation keeps Mammoth Fire’s annual 4th of July on track

    July 7th, 2015

    On Wednesday July 1, Capstone Pinto Valley Mine made a large donation to the Mammoth Fire District.

    Mammoth ordinance barring recalled officeholders from future ballots likely unconstitutional

    July 7th, 2015

    San Manuel Miner An ordinance enacted by the Mammoth Town Council that places limits on the future eligibility of candidates removed from office to run for the same or other

  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger

  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather