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Public access to public Information

Dear Editor:

I am opposed to the city of Aspen’s refusal to allow the public to view publicly submitted ballots in any election. Without question all votes must be anonymous, but to expend significant taxpayer resources to fight the public from seeing these anonymous ballots seems inappropriate in a system that to be its most credible must be open. I would think our government would want to prove election results are legit, rather than fighting to keep anonymous ballots secret. The only caveat I would add is if someone wants to see the ballots they must pay to cover the costs associated with that effort.

I think we should err on the side of openness in election issues and the city should stop wasting our time and money on fighting to keep secrets from the public – a category in which we all fit.

Scott Writer


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