Making Democracy Work

Promoting Democracy in Southwest Colorado

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It provides a meaningful dialog on both local and global issues of increasing importance in our daily lives.
The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. League membership is not for women only - we welcome everyone.
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*Thursday, Oct 8, 5:30PM, Durango City Hall, Candidate and Issue Forum
The League of Women Voters of La Plata County will sponsor a candidate and ballot issue forum. You are welcome to meet and question the candidates for the upcoming 9R District School Board election as well as to hear information related to State, County and City ballot issues to be included on the November 3rd ballot.
All interested are invited to attend. The proceedings will also be televised live and on Cable Replay.
*Click HERE to view a forum flyer

*9/30/15 LWVLPC: Ballots for the November 3, 2015 election will include the following candidates for the Durango School District 9-R Board of Directors positions:

  • District B: Stephanie Moran, unopposed
  • District D, 2 candidates: Brieanne Stahnke (incumbent), Matthew Sheldon

The ballot will also include the following State and Local Issues:
  • Colorado State Proposition BB (Retain Excess Revenue)
  • La Plata County Questions 1A (Road & Bridge Mill Levy) & 1B (Internet etc. Service)
  • City of Durango Question 2B (Sewer Bond) & 2C (Internet etc. Service)

*To view or listen to the Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book) for 2015, click Blue Book 2015 . These files are available in both English and Spanish

* To listen to an audio file discussion related to State Proposition BB, click Prop BB audio - English version or Click Prop BB audio - Spanish version.

*Ballots will be mailed starting Oct. 12, and must be returned by 7 PM Election Day November 3. Vote by mail, at drop-off locations or in-person at Voter Service and Polling Centers (see below for a list of voter times and places).

Register at the County Clerk's Office or on-line at govotecolorado until Oct. 26 to receive a mail ballot, or update your registration and vote at a Voter Service or Polling Center through Election Day.

*9/26/15 LWVLPC: Click November 3, 2015 Coordinated Election, La Plata County Voter Service and Polling Centers for voter times and places.

healthcare symbol*Thursday, Nov, 19, 1-3PM Location - Bowman Hall at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, State LWV Update Study of the Health Care Position
The League of Women Voters of La Plata County will host a meeting to reach consensus regarding an update to the Colorado State LWV study of the Health Care Position to include Behavioral Health coverage.
Guests for the event will include

  • Stephanie Allred from Axis Health System (and LaPlata Integrated Health Clinic)
  • Steve Brittain + LaPlata Youth Services
  • Jenn Lopez - Director of Homeless Initiatives for Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper

as well as representatives from the Criminal Justice System and 9R School District.
All local LWVLPC members and guests are invited to attend.