Election workers

Stephen Richer, Arizona's Maricopa County recorder, on Oct. 24, 2022. (Photo by Kira Lerner/States Newsroom)

‘Burning the candle at both ends’: Inside one of the nation’s busiest elections offices

BY: - October 29, 2022

PHOENIX — During the first few days that Arizona’s Maricopa County began tabulating early votes, County Recorder Stephen Richer ran between interviews and meetings, responded on Twitter to dozens of voters with questions about the election and held a press conference for reporters. He managed this all while overseeing a staff and volunteers who were […]