How Stephen Richer endures a job that’s “psychologically unfun”

The Maricopa County recorder channels his energy — and lots of Diet Coke — into defending his elections and answering his critics.

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Problems around the country sparked questions about elections this year, and some officials handled them better than others.

The law signed this week is the first in the nation and expands the Department of Corrections’ current effort to restore voting rights to returning citizens.

The governor cannot certify the election results until the challenges are resolved, which experts say could take weeks or months

A federal judge ruled last week that undated and misdated mail ballots must be counted, but it came right in the middle of when counties were finalizing their 2023 election results.

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes announced a state grand jury has indicted Republican Cochise County Supervisors Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd with two felony charges of conspiracy and election interference.

The ruling, which found dates on an outer envelope to be “immaterial” to a ballot’s eligibility, has the potential to prevent the disenfranchisement of thousands of voters next year.