PHOENIX — On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Arizona filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County alleging partisan favoritism in poll worker selection. Alex Gulotta, Arizona State Director at All Voting Is Local, released the following statement in response:

“Maricopa County election officials are duty bound to follow the laws, guidelines and predetermined process to select poll workers. We have confidence that election officials are abiding by and adhering to the laws and standards outlined in the poll worker guidelines released by All Voting Is Local and the Brennan Center for Justice last week. 

“The laws have been put in place to protect voters from anti-democracy conspiracy theorists who want to disrupt the free and fair election process. We are grateful for election officials who are protecting the right to vote safely and free of interference by selecting poll workers who are committed to upholding our democracy.”

Read the full Arizona poll worker guidelines memo here.