Apache County sheriff, recorder sued over not providing public records on voting in jails
The Apache County sheriff and recorder were hit with a lawsuit on Thursday after not responding for nearly a year to public records requests on how eligible inmates in jail have access to vote. After not receiving the records from four recorders and three sheriffs, the Campaign Legal Center and the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona sent demand letters last week warning them of a potential lawsuit. Dana Paikowsky, Equal Justice Works fellow for the Campaign Legal Center, said it has seen a constant problem of no transparency or responsiveness with its requests for almost a year. "It has hindered the coalition's ability to do this really important oversight work and advocacy work to serve voters in jail," she said.
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