Public invited to Aspen voting-machine tests |

Public invited to Aspen voting-machine tests

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – The city of Aspen on Friday will test the counting machines that will be used in the May 3 mayoral and City Council elections. The public is invited to attend what’s known as the “logic and accuracy test,” set for 9 a.m. at City Hall in the council’s chambers.

The test is required by both state law and rules adopted by the Aspen Election Commission. Two members of the testing board will mark 25 ballots prior to the test and tally them before checking each other’s tally. Their handmarked ballots and a pre-printed test deck will be tabulated and run through six machines. The tally from each machine will be compared by the test board to ensure results are the same each time.

After the tests have been compared to the satisfaction of the test board, the machines will be sealed and locked until election day.

For more information, call the City Clerk’s Office at 920-5060.