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Upcoming Meetings

Ellen Roberts *3/5/16 Durango Herald: Click Coloradans need to determine budget priorities, legislators say in Durango to read results from the annual Legislative Lowdown held on March 5 and sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County.

Caucus Results 2016

*3/1/16 Durango Herald: Bernie Sanders takes Colorado after young people turn out for caucuses Republicans disappointed not to poll for presidency By Ann Butler , Jonathan Romeo and Peter Marcus Herald staff writers.
Heavy turnout at Democratic caucuses in Southwest Colorado and throughout the state Tuesday was grass-roots politics at its finest + and sometimes most chaotic. The numbers at the simultaneous Republican caucuses were much lower, and the chaos generally replaced with dissatisfaction over the lack of a straw vote for presidential candidates.
La Plata County results: At 11 p.m. Tuesday, the La Plata County Democrats reported results from 30 of 32 precincts:
Bernie Sanders: 1,466 + 65 percent
Hillary Clinton: 819 + 35 percent
Total: 2,285
"We had an incredible turnout," La Plata County Democrats Chairwoman Jean Walter said.

Upcoming Elections 2016

News from La Plata County Clerk-Recorder-16

vote image*2/21/16 Pine River Times: Election Year 2016 Understand changes as to how Colorado elections are run - by Tiffany L. Parker, La Plata County Clerk and Recorder
What's new with Colorado elections?

In 2013, Colorado Legislators passed House Bill 1303, a new election law that significantly improved how Colorado county clerks conduct elections. The changes include:

All active registered voters will automatically receive a mail ballot for every election the county clerk conducts.

There are no polling places....

Caucus Day -- Tuesday, March 1: In Colorado, the process of nominating candidates for elective office begins with precinct caucuses organized by political parties. The last day to have affiliated with a major party was Jan. 4. The last day to have updated your voter information for your precinct was Feb. 1. The La Plata County Clerk & Recorder does not conduct or provide ballots for caucuses...

Voter Registration Find personalized voting, ballot and polling place information.
a project of the League of Women Voters.

*Are you registered to vote? First, check your Colorado Voter registration status. This reference will also let you active your registration status, determine your voting precinct and/or change your voting information. Just click on the appropriate icon and enter your voter information.

*Do you want to change your party, your address, your name? You may also register or change your registration at My Voter Information

*If you prefer to register by mail in Colorado, click CO Secretary of State registration and click on register to vote. Print the form and submit it by mail to the County Clerk for the county of your residence.

Where to Vote

Where can I vote in the November 4, 2014 election?
Registered Colorado voters receive ballots in the mail. Voters may choose to vote in person at any polling station or voter service center if they prefer to vote in person. Colorado voters may also mail in their ballots before Election Day. Unregistered voters may still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during the early in-person voting period or on Election Day. Contact your County Election Office for questions about this process.

Useful References & Links

*9/10/15 LWVUS: Electing the President, a comprehensive supplement designed to help voters, especially young and first-time voters, understand the presidential election process.

*9/10/15 LWVUS: The Constitutional Amendment Study Guide is now available for Leagues. The Guide includes the Consensus Questions as well as Pro and Con Arguments, background materials and Points of View

Past Events

legislatvie lowdown*3/5/16 LWVLPC: LEGISLATIVE LOWDOWN, 9AM - 10:30AM, Durango Rec Center, Eolus & Sunlight Rooms, 2700 Main Ave., Durango, CO
Our annual review of the current Legislative Session from Sen. Ellen Roberts & Representative J. Paul Brown. After introductory comments from our representatives, they will answer written questions from the audience.

*2/4/16 LWVLPC: HOW TO CAUCUS & NATIONAL PROGRAM PLANNING, 11:30AM - 1:30PM, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Bowman Hall, 419 San Juan Drive, Durango, CO.

A soup lunch will be served, starting at 11:30., and a discussion, with Q&A's, led by a bi-partisan team who will explain how the Colorado caucus system works. After this program, we will have a membership only meeting to go over National League Programs and any suggestions we have for them.