About the County Recorder:

The County Recorder has two major duties: keeping public records and administering elections. The County Recorder’s Office also is in charge of local election operations. The term is for four years.

The Basics of the County Recorder:

The County Recorder has two major duties: keeping public records and administering elections. The County Recorder keeps public records so the public can access public records and government information as needed for personal and/or business purposes. For election administration, the County Recorder’s Office is in charge of determining poll locations, registering voters, mailing out absentee ballots, processing election results and hiring workers for polling locations. The term is for four years.

Detailed Rules and Responsibilities of the County Recorder:

The County Recorder has two major duties: keeping public records and administering elections. The County Recorder keeps public records so the public can access public records and government information as needed for personal and/or business purposes. For election administration, the County Recorder’s Office is in charge of determining poll locations, registering voters, mailing out absentee ballots, processing election results and hiring workers for polling locations. In addition to administrating the electoral process for voters, the office also processes candidates’ information when they file to run for elected office. The term is for four years.


Additional Information

Definitions provided by Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.