© 2008-2013 Wopular.com. } color: white; It can also be a disadvantage. If the candidate disagrees with an edit, he or she may request the full removal of the survey response from Ballotpedia.org. } } .race_header.republican { Indeed, an argument can be made that Fontes' actions, even when they're proven to be out of bounds, are done to increase voter participation. No rogue policymaking. It doesn't erase some dramatically bad moments in Fontes' term. .infobox { My wife and I live in Phoenix. background-color: #6db24f; He started his AM radio political talk show in 2003 called "Crosswords with Van." .election_results_text { font-weight: bold; .inner_percentage.Republican { Two Republicans are looking to unseat Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes this election cycle. .widget-row.value-only.white { Incumbents are bolded and underlined. One Republican and one Democrat will move on to the general election on Nov. 3. The results have been certified. float: right; The instructions to voters to cross out mistakes — Richer describes such efforts as ballot curing that causes voter confusion and doubt — create neither confusion nor doubt, in actuality. position: absolute; As a political neophyte, Adrian Fontes seized on the latter in 2016 to upend longtime Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell, who had badly flubbed the presidential primary election that year. font-weight: 200; The latest came on Thursday, when the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that the county recorder cannot instruct voters to cross out mistakes on their ballots for the November election, as he had done in the March presidential preference election and in the August primary. margin: 0; How long did you have it? Congressional delegation | Campaign finance requirements | .top_disclaimer { padding-top: 3px; BTS nominated for Grammy's best pop duo/group performance for Dynamite; first K-pop artist to do so Arirang NewsDid BTS get robbed at the Grammy nominations 2021? .non_result_row th { width: 250px; text-align: center; Cloudflare Ray ID: 5f7b82fffe4432b6 } div.oneoff-scrollbox.short { height:250px; overflow:scroll; margin:20px; padding:10px; border:1px solid gray; } Incumbent Adrian Fontes and Stephen Richer are running in the general election for Maricopa County Recorder on November 3, 2020. Reach the reporter at jessica.boehm@gannett.com or 480-694-1823. } width: 43%; position: relative; let scrollHeight = jQuery('.results_table_container').get(index).scrollHeight; margin-bottom: 0; This follows Fontes’ ruckus-causing bid, early in the Democratic Presidential Preference Election, to address fears of in-person voting by sending out an early ballot to all registered Democrats – regardless of whether they had signed up to be on the Permanent Early Voting List. Recorder Adrian Fontes was elected in 2016, defeating longtime Republican incumbent Helen Purcell. Richer, a Republican, says he is trying to oust Democrat Fontes from his role as Maricopa County recorder in this November’s election because he believes the position shouldn’t be riddled with controversy, as it has been for years now. What's on my ballot? } letter-spacing: 0.03em; } Click here to read our new election calling policy and vote total update schedule. Support local journalism. } (Fontes hired extra workers to research citizenship status through Department of Motor Vehicles databases, rather than simply rejecting the form.). width: 100%; } The recorder’s office oversees voter registration and early voting and maintains the recorded documents for the county. } • The court decision necessitates a scramble, Fontes' office acknowledged in a statement, "to see what can be accomplished before early ballots are required to be mailed out on September 19 to military and overseas voters.". } Ensuring a positive voting experience for all Arizonans. An incumbent facing a novice challenger has the advantage of running on his record. Stephen Richer defeated Clair Van Steenwyk in the Republican primary for Maricopa County Recorder on August 4, 2020. Justice Courts | Now challenger Stephen Richer, an attorney in his first attempt at public office, is using that same playbook against him. } Immigration | .percentage_number { p.survey-question {font-weight:bold;} padding-bottom: 8px; .non_result_row { background-color: white; .results_table { width: 150px; What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about? } The County … } There were no incumbents in this race. The recorder’s office oversees voter registration and early voting and maintains the recorded documents…, Secretary of State’s Elections Director Bo Dul called Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes’ decision to illegally send ballots to voters who did not request them “unbelievable.” Secretary of State Katie Hobbs…. color: white; background-color: green; The recorder’s office oversees voter registration and early voting and maintains the recorded documents… On his website, he pledges, "No partisan activism. He is an attorney. In the 2018 primary election, scores of polling places did not open on time. font-size: .9em; Arizona Republic, Phoenix Arizona Republic: Politics dominance. color: white; Municipal Courts, Budget and finances | .votebox_legend .non_result_row { .widget-key { Things are projected to get worse CNNView Full Coverage on Google News. .race_header { He said on the website that his continued goal is to "make sure that every Maricopa County citizen who is eligible to vote is able to vote, whether at their kitchen table completing their early ballot or at the booth on election day, and that all of their ballots are counted.". } Supreme Court | The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office presents the information on this web site as a service to the public. Stephen Richer obtained a bachelor's degree from Tulane University, a master's degree from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. Source. text-align: left !important; background-color: grey; left: 0; Largest counties | Van Steenwyk said on his website that the county's voting system "is not trusted and must be updated and run like a business rather than a political football.". Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. display: inline-block; text-align: center; color: #888; Richer For Recorder PO Box 775 Phoenix, AZ 85001. Ballotpedia features 318,381 encyclopedic articles written and curated by our professional staff of editors, writers, and researchers. padding-left: 0; I'm committed to running elections that all Arizonans-Republican, Democrat, Independent, or otherwise-can trust. } .non_result_row div { .image-candidate-thumbnail-wrapper .image-candidate-thumbnail { He then transitioned to the private sector. background-color: #003388; The survey questions appear in bold and are followed by Richer's responses. What qualities does this office possess that makes it a unique and important part of the state government and legal system?