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More than a decade of rush-hour congestion on SR 347 caused many Maricopa residents to vote in favor of the county's RTA this week.

With all ballots in, Propositions 416 and 417 appear to have succeeded with Pinal County voters.

The unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show Prop 416, the county’s Regional Transportation Authority, receiving 57 percent approval. It was a tougher battle for Prop 417, which was the funding mechanism for Prop 416. The Yes votes currently lead 50.97 percent to 49.03 percent, a difference of 901 votes.

“What has impressed me is that the City of Maricopa precincts and those in San Tan Valley are pretty much carrying the county,” Supervisor Anthony Smith said.

For Prop 417, the Maricopa Fiesta precinct was most typical of the incorporated community. Those voters approved the half-cent sales tax by 59 percent.

The RTA includes road improvements and new road construction all over the county. Phase 1 includes the planned widening of State Route 347 from four lanes to six lanes up to the county line as well as an east-west corridor.

Smith called it the election “one of the most important votes that Pinal County will have for several years or maybe generations.”

Pinal County reported voter turnout of 24 percent for the mail-in election.

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For those who opted not to vote early, here are the polling places for the Maricopa area precincts for Tuesday’s Primary Election:

Precinct 30: Desert Wind Middle School, 35565 W. Honeycutt Road

Precinct 54: Thunderbird Farms Volunteer Fire Department, 12356 N. Ralston Road

Precinct 73: Santa Rosa Elementary School, 21400 N. Santa Rosa Drive

Precinct 74: Pima Butte Elementary School, 42202 W. Rancho El Dorado Parkway

Precinct 77: Ak-Chin Government Center, 48227 W. Farrell Road

Precinct 78: Maricopa Community Church, 44977 W. Hathaway Ave.

Precinct 79: Villages at Rancho El Dorado, 20991 N. Butterfield Parkway

Precinct 80: Global Water Center, 22590 N. Powers Parkway

Precinct 90: Maricopa Unified School District Office, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway

Precinct 100 (temporary): Maricopa Wells Middle School gym, 45725 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Precinct 101: Maricopa Wells Middle School, 45725 W. Honeycutt Ave.

Precinct 102: Legacy Traditional School, 17760 N. Regent Road