State of Arizona

Arizona Maricopa County Election Administrator Information Challenge

Republican National Committee v. Richer

Lawsuit filed by the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Republican Party of Arizona against the Maricopa County recorder and other Maricopa County election officials requesting information related to the “staffing and composition of polling place Election Boards, Special Election Boards, and Central Counting Boards.” The plaintiffs allege that during the August 2022 primary, 11 voting centers in Maricopa County “lacked even a single Republican poll worker.” Thus, the Republican plaintiffs are requesting “documentation that demonstrates the County’s efforts to hire Republican poll workers at the 11 voting locations.” Additionally, the RNC requests “[d]ocuments sufficient to identify the respective numbers of registered Republicans, registered Democrats, and individuals with other or no political party affiliations who have been hired” to administer the 2022 midterm elections. The plaintiffs argue that not providing this information “prevents [them] from monitoring election activity in the most populous county with highly competitive races for statewide offices.” The plaintiffs request a writ of mandamus (a court order compelling a party to take a certain action) requiring the defendants to produce the information the Republicans demand regarding poll workers and other election administrators. On Feb. 27, the case was dismissed.

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