Cochise County Board of Supervisors

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Aug 10, 2023

County tailors ballot project to politically connected firm 

As an Arizona county prepares to spend up to $1 million in state money to test anti-counterfeit features on ballots, it appears the project was tailored for one company in particular that has pushed the idea with the help of political allies in the state for more than two years. 

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Aug 2, 2023

Rural counties debate prospect of hand counting election ballots

More rural counties toyed with the prospect of hand counting ballots in the 2024 election this week, on the urging of two state lawmakers, a handful of board members and constituents with election trust issues.

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Jul 6, 2023

County mired in frivolous lawsuits, sketchy hire

We’re peeved about the costly elections-related tussles in Cochise County: failed attempts to conduct an illegal 100% hand count of ballots; a lawsuit filed by two supervisors during an Open Meeting Law violation to compel our elections director to break the law; the intentional delay of canvassing election results and the transfer of election duties to our partisan election skeptic recorder.

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Apr 26, 2023

Newly hired Cochise County elections director draws criticism for social media posts

The Cochise County Board of Supervisors’ vote to hire Bob Bartelsmeyer, former La Paz County elections director, to take over the election operations, drew criticism as some cited his social media posts dabbling in election denial sentiments.

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Mar 1, 2023

Cochise County supervisors approve reorganization of election duties

The Cochise County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement to reorganize election duties under Recorder David Stevens in a 2-1 partisan vote.  

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Nov 11, 2022

Supreme Court denies emergency appeal on case barring Cochise County’s full hand count

After a judge blocked the Cochise County Board of Supervisors’ attempt at a full hand count of ballots on Monday, Cochise County Recorder David Stevens moved forward with a hand count anyways, and his attorneys filed an appeal in the case.

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Oct 21, 2022

SOS threatens Cochise with lawsuit over hand count proposal

The Secretary of State’s office is warning the Cochise County Board of Supervisors that it will sue the county if it tries to do a full hand count of all ballots in the November general election.