Cochise County political news

AZ Secretary of State submits Elections Procedural Manual for approval

Saturday, September 30, 2023 PHOENIX - In a major step to prepare local and county officials ahead of the 2024 elections, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes announced the submission today of an updated Elections Procedures Manual to Governor Katie Hobbs and Attorney General Kris Mayes for their review and approval. Secretary Fontes said: “The Arizona Elections Procedures Manual is... Continue reading

Cochise County Elections Director says “this is a toxic environment”

Second Cochise County Elections Director to resign post in 2023 offers grim assessment as we enter 2024 election season: "this is a toxic environment." Bob Bartelsmeyer speaks with CRN concerning threats, and the malignant atmosphere of conspiracy theories and elections denialism spurred by county supervisors, others... Friday, September 29, 2023, was Bob Bartelsmeyer's last day... Continue reading

Secretary of State Adrian Fontes pushes voter registration, addresses push to ditch partisan ballots

AZ Secretary of State, Adrian Fontes did what a good SOS does, advocated for people to get registered to vote.  Read the entire article because now there is a push to get rid of the partisan nomination ballot and have everybody run on a single ballot. From the Cronkite News article by Kiersten Edgett/Cronkite News:... Continue reading

Cochise Elections Director resigns after less than four months

From Arizona Public Media ( by Summer Hom: "The Cochise County Elections Director has resigned, again. If it seems like déjà vu, and that’s because it is - the second time this year that a County Elections Director has resighted Cochise County Recorder David Stevens and Cochise County Supervisor Tom Crosby confirmed to AZPM Monday that... Continue reading