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Upcoming Meetings - 2015

*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 on Durango City Span and available on Cable Replay.
*Click HERE to view a forum flyer

Upcoming 2015 Elections

*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)

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.

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

Today, for the fourth straight year, thousands of organizations across the country are celebrating National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) by registering tens of thousands of new voters.

Today is an important day for all of us to help voters get ready to head to the polls to weigh in on the issues that matter most to them. 2015 may not be a presidential election year, but there are thousands of important offices at stake across the country on November 3 + not to mention the upcoming presidential primaries in early 2016.

Help us get new voters ready to weigh in!

*3/22/15 Durango Herald: Colorado voter turnout 3rd in nation, State rocked the national vote at 54.5 percent.

Tiffany Parker, La Plata County clerk and recorder, said voting reforms passed in 2013 along with tightly fought races helped drive voters to cast ballots last year.
The state Legislature authorized mail voting statewide and same-day registration. Voters were able to correct outdated or incorrect information on their voting profiles right up to Election Day.
The changes "got rid of the registration deadline," Parker said...


*4/28/15 Durango Herald: La Plata Electric Association sends election packages without ballots Issue confined to District 4 customers
By Patrick Armijo Herald staff writer.

*May 16, 2015 LPEA: LPEA Annual Meeting, Pagosa Springs High School, Pagosa, CO, Mail-In Ballot election
For more info, click La Plata Electric Annual Meeting and candidate profiles and Board district map.

Dur tax issue 4-7-15 Marbury-White

*4/8/15 Durango Herald: White and Marbury return
City Council incumbents (Dick White and Sweetie Marbury) handily win re-election. White attracted 1,974 votes, or 27.5 percent of the vote, and Marbury won 1,938 and 27 percent of the vote.

*3/20/15 Durango Herald: City Council candidates stake their positions
Candidates for Durango City Council addressed a series of controversial topics and worked to distinguish themselves from the competition Thursday night. The League of Women Voter's forum at City Hall drew a moderately sized, but thoughtful crowd that asked about turnover at the Durango Police Department, the 1999 half-cent sales-tax reauthorization, infrastructure priorities and transparency...

* Durango City Span 10: Click Video of 3/19/15 Candidate Forum

*Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Upcoming City Election:
The City of Durango will conduct its regular biennial election on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, to elect two City Council members. This is a mail ballot election; mail ballot drop-off locations will be at City Hall (949 East 2nd Avenue) and the La Plata County Clerk's Office (98 Everett Street, Suite A).
Click Biennial Election for more information

*Thursday, March 19, 5:30 - 7PM, at the Durango City Council Chambers hosted by LWVLPC: Durango City Council Candidate Forum for more information