In a cooperative effort between election officials and citizen activists, Humboldt County California has published ballot scans on-line for at least 5 elections with very positive results that include the discovery of a serious bug in Diebold GEMS software that had not been publicized. This is one of many examples of cases where citizen activism and oversight have improved elections practice.
See also Mitzi Rapkin's pitch on behalf of the City of Aspen for keeping ballots secret. This column lacks credibility in several areas and deserves an annotated version that will I hope be coming soon.
Boiling down the ballots (letter same as above in Aspen Times)
Letter to Editor by Torre, Aspen City Council member Nov. 16, 2011
(this article is not related to elections, but is probably in part motivated by disrespect for Marilyn Marks' citizen activism on behalf of election quality )by Chad Abraham, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer
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