Ballot Processing Roles

Signature Verification Judge – compares signatures on ballot envelopes to voter’s signature images, accepting or rejecting voter signatures, recording rejected signatures and noting it on ballot log sheet which later goes to opening

Opening Judge – opens envelopes and verifies ballot logs, removes ballots from secrecy sleeves, shuffles ballots to maintain voter anonymity

Duplication Board – marks duplicate copies of ballots that cannot be read by counting scanners for some reason, such as the ballot was transmitted electronically, or the ballot is damaged or marked in a color unreadable by the scanner

Observation Judge – observes duplication board ensuring no mistakes are made

Ballot Counting Judge – scan voted ballots in stacks of 25, keeping proper accounting of the number of ballots scanned by completing tally sheets

Adjudication Board – reviews electronic images of ballots rejected by the scanner, adjudicating ballots according to the Secretary of State’s Voter Intent Guide and completes all audit and seal logs

Contact Us:

Call: 970-429-2732 / Fax: 970-445-3007 / *Email:  

530 E Main St., Ste 104, Aspen, CO  81611

*Please be advised that email is a potentially insecure method of communication.  Transmitting your confidential information (e.g. DOB/SSN/driver' license number/signature) through email may compromise the privacy of your information.  If you would like to submit your confidential voter information to Pitkin County via email, Pitkin County recommends that you only submit such information to Pitkin County using the Sookasa encryption program by following the directions explained above.  Sookasa is a third-party encryption service, and Pitkin County makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of using the Sookasa application to do so.