Phoenix (AP) — Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer has asked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate after the voter registration record has been posted online.
Voter registration records, called “voter files,” are publicly available, but disclosing information on the Internet is a felony. The voter file contains the registered voter’s name, address, political party, and some phone numbers. It shows whether the person voted in recent elections, but does not show the candidates and problems they supported.
“In this case, it seems that information from a request for public records may have been posted in violation of state law,” Richard said in a statement Thursday. “I believe the Attorney General will investigate this and take the necessary actions.”
Richer did not appoint a person responsible for the alleged breach to the group, but a website with Republican-supporting podcasts, articles, and other resources provided access to an extensive list of voters on Thursday afternoon. I did.
Both Richard and Brunovich are Republicans.