Aspen polls open until 7 p.m. at City Hall, Red Brick
Today is election day in Aspen for the second time in the past month. Bert Myrin and Mick Ireland face off in a runoff following the May 5 election in which Myrin, the second-place finisher, came up 10 votes short of winning outright.
In the May 5 election, both Myrin and Ireland finished behind incumbent Councilman Adam Frisch. Myrin earned 994 votes while Ireland recorded 813. As of 4 p.m. Friday, city Clerk Linda Manning had recorded 1,414 ballots for today’s runoff election.
Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at City Hall and the Red Brick.
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