Absentee voting is meant to encourage participation in elections. But tens of thousands of mail-in ballots end up getting rejected. Simple mistakes like forgetting to sign the form, or mailing it in past deadline can make all the difference.
Slide Fire Hurts Business Sales
The Slide Fire is not just threatening homes in northern Arizona. Businesses in the Sedona-Oak Creek area say their Memorial Day sales have gone up in smoke. Carrie Buck is co-owner of the Black Cow Café.
“Memorial weekend is typically the busiest weekend of the year for us, Sunday being the busiest day of the entire year. I think all the uptown merchants look forward to that and we were down probably close to 50 percent for the weekend," Buck said.
Buck says they’re hopeful they’ll see a surge in business over the 4th of July weekend, when the fire will be out and people begin to feel safe to vacation in Sedona again.