maricopa county recorder

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Apr 21, 2023

Arizona elections work, but they can be better

Arizona elections are free, fair, and secure — and that’s not a coincidence.

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Feb 9, 2023

Fontes and Richer laugh, debate at Valley Bar event

Between playful jabs and Harry Potter references, former political opponents and current election officials Adrian Fontes and Stephen Richer talked about election reform proposals in a rare live event on Wednesday night at Valley Bar, the bar and nightclub off Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix. 

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Feb 3, 2023

County recorder, lawmakers tackle election reforms 

Following multiple razor-thin election results in Arizona, proposals from Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer offer solutions to potentially expedite the vote-counting process. Now, the county must work out the details with the Legislature. 

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Dec 13, 2022

Ohio man arrested after allegedly making death threats with Secretary of State’s Office 

An Ohio man was arrested on Monday on charges that he made three profanity-laced death threats to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office. 

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Oct 13, 2022

Complaint sent to AG’s office claims recorder violated statutes

A complaint sent to Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office alleges Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer violated two Arizona statutes outlawing the use of public money to influence a campaign.

Sep 8, 2021

Republican’s canvass flawed, experts say

A months-long “independent” canvassing effort in Maricopa County culminated in an 11-page report that made big claims about “ghost” voters and lost votes.

May 21, 2021

Stephen Richer prefers boring, takes on Trump

There’s a lot of unintentional irony surrounding Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer.

Nov 5, 2020

#SharpieGate goes to court, Fontes calls it ‘hoo hah’

A new lawsuit late November 4 charges that ballots are being invalidated because voters are using Sharpies – exactly what they are told to use by Maricopa County election officials. Attorney Alexander Kolodin claims that Laurie Aguilera showed up at her polling place on Election Day and was provided with that marker. He said Aguilera […]

Oct 22, 2020

Judge denies parties’ real-time access to voter info when ballot is deficient

The Arizona Democratic Party is not entitled to a real-time time access to a list of voters whose signatures on early ballot envelopes do not match what’s on file or when a voter forgets to sign entirely, a judge rule late Wednesday. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Scott McCoy acknowledged that the information sought is […]

Oct 6, 2020

Judge rules for Fontes, Hobbs in video voting dispute

A judge said Monday that some people who vote remotely are legally entitled to use video screens to cast their ballot despite a state law that makes it illegal

Sep 26, 2020

Fontes asks judge to rule vote by video is legal

Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes wants a court to bless the practice he is using that allows some people to cast a ballot by video conference.

Sep 18, 2020

County has plans to count ballots if COVID strikes staff

The state’s largest county has a plan to keep tabulating ballots if the Elections Department gets hit with an outbreak of COVID-19 before the November 3 election.