Burchill, Michelle

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
County Recorder
Political Affiliation:
(928) 848-5039
Biographical Info:

I began career in the elections field as a Voter Registration Specialist in March of 2020. I was promoted to Executive Assistant to the County Recorder and Elections Director, and finally became the Elections Manager before my appointment to serve as the Yavapai County Recorder by the Board of Supervisors on July 25th, 2022. I am an Arizona Certified Elections Officer, a member of the Association of County Recorders, the Chair of the Arizona Voter Information Database Steering Committee and am currently working on my National Certification as an Election & Registration Administrator through Auburn University. I reside in Prescott Valley with my husband and family.


As the current Yavapai County Recorder, I grasp the significance and duty that come with this role. My commitment revolves around fostering honesty, transparency, and prioritizing the best interests of Yavapai County Voters in every decision. Since assuming office, I have dedicated myself to enhancing the connection between my office and our voters. New procedures have been introduced to enhance transparency, including physical location upgrades for better oversight and voter education to enhance understanding of our processes. Operational enhancements have been made to bolster documentation of chain-of-custody, security measures at drop box locations, and additional auditing procedures. Collaborating with local Political Party leaders, an Election Integrity Committee has been formed to ensure open communication and acknowledge the vital role voters, parties, and precinct committee members play in the election process. Looking ahead, I commit to being a steadfast advocate for my voters, championing transparency and accountability within myself and my team. I humbly seek the support of my voters to continue serving our community as Yavapai County Recorder.


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Providing benefits and services such as free housing to undocumented migrants at taxpayer expense. O* The crisis at the southern border should be a concern to every American and all taxpayer money should be prioritized to providing benefits to our Citizen's before extending to anyone else.
2. Allowing all parents to use tax credits and taxpayer funded empowerment scholarship accounts to enable their children to attend any private school, homeschool, or online academy of their choice. S* I feel the parents should have options but there should be some standards required to ensure the children are being taught and the program is not being abused.
3. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S* I absolutely support the right to bear arms.
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. −* This should be left to the voters to decide how their money should be spent.
5. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. −* This should be decided by the voters at the ballot box.
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others. S* I only support this if the tax breaks somehow affect the workers, economy, or citizens directly.
7. Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. −* I think that is a decision to be made by a parent, not me or anyone else.
9. Enhancing penalties for leading and participation in organized retail theft rings. S* Anyone who breaks the law should be held accountable and business owners should be protected.
10. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S* Any business should have the right to run their business the way they want.