-Aspen's historic May 5, 2009 IRV election audited as single ballots- 5/5/09 Aspen CO held an instant runoff election (IRV) for mayor and 2 council members. Interpreted contents of each ballot, scanned by True Ballot, were publicly released. Open records requests for a CD of image scans were denied. Aspen has been sued to protect records from destruction and to allow inspection of the scanned ballot files. A Court of Appeals ruling holds that unidentifiable ballots are public records.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Election Commission to Hear Zimet Complaint Alleging Unconstiutional Election

Millard Zimet updated his complaint on the alleged unconstitutional nature of the May election, because of the lack of voter anonymity.
The complaint will be heard by the Election Commission on May 5 at 3:30 p.m. in a City meeting room.

The complaint update details how he determined Mayor Mick Ireland’s likely voting data from cast vote records improperly collected in order of poll book entries, and then  publicly released by the city. (the ballots were not shuffled, nor were the ballot image files, before being scanned or released.)

Mayor Ireland declared Zimet’s complaint to be of “no substance,” and that the Commission has “nothing to act on.”
The meeting will surely be interesting. The legal advice will apparently be offered by the City Attorneys who helped design this system and did not require the randomizing of ballot records. Additionally they represent the elected officials.

His complaint update as of 4.29.10 is posted at:
http://www.glassballotbox.org/storage/Zimet4.29Complaint.pdf
The original and 1st update of the complaint are



posted in the links below
along with supporting documents:http://aspenelectionreview.blogspot.com/2010/04/letter-by-millard-zimet-to-aspen.html
Complaint :
http://theredant.squarespace.com/storage/ZimetComplaintToElecComm.pdf
Attachments:
http://theredant.squarespace.com/storage/BallotLogZimet.pdf
http://theredant.squarespace.com/storage/walkInMailInLog.xls
http://theredant.squarespace.com/storage/Aspen_IRV_StringsReadOnly.xls
Relevant CO Supreme Court Case:
http://theredant.squarespace.com/storage/TAYLOR%20v%20PILE%20154%20Colo%20516%201964.pdf
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Addendum and update to Non-Secret Ballot Complaint:
http://theredant.squarespace.com/storage/MillardZ2.0.pdf
http://theredant.squarespace.com/storage/Poll%20Book%20PageZimet2.0.pdf
http://theredant.squarespace.com/storage/TrueBallotScannerBatches.pdf
http://theredant.squarespace.com/storage/Aspen_IRV_StringsReadOnly.xls

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