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Welcome to LWV of La Plata County

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s wisdom, determination & dedication to equal rights embodied the League’s belief in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy. It is with deep and profound sadness that LWV mourns the passing of this judicial giant. Read More... 

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

General Election 2020 Tuesday, Nov 3

For 2020 Election Info including what's on the ballot, where to vote and more
2020 General Election Voter Information 

Register to vote or check your registration!

Ballots will be automatically mailed to all registered voters in La Plata County starting on October 9 - no need to request

Use drop boxes for your completed ballot, or mail no later than October 26 

Track your ballot at

Candidate Information and more Vote411

Become informed before you vote

Plan on attending our upcoming virtual events

Meet the candidates and understand the ballot issues

See our upcoming forums below


National Popular Vote Town Hall - League of Women Voters of La Plata County

Online Event

Come join the League of Women Voters of La Plata County and Colorado State Senator Mike Foote on a live webinar to learn more about Proposition 113 and the campaign to ensure that every person’s vote for the presidency is equal. We will start by showing the award-winning documentary, Winner Take All, from 5:00 - 5:30 pm, followed by a short presentation by Senator Foote, who will then take your questions.

The National Popular Vote would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It was passed in 2019 by the Colorado state legislature, and signed into law by Governor Polis, and is now on the 2020 ballot for Colorado voters to approve.

Senator Foote was the legislative sponsor of the National Popular Vote bill, SB19-042. In 2018, Mike Foote was elected to represent Senate District 17, which covers eastern Boulder County. He currently serves as Chair of the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee and is a member of the Appropriations Committee, Transportation and Energy Committee, and the Committee on Legal Services. He formerly served six years in the Colorado House of Representatives.


Colorado State Board of Education District 3 Forum

Zoom Webinar

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6-7 PM

Meet the Candidates and ask your Questions

Joyce Rankin

Dr. Mayling Simpson

For more information click
Board of Education Flyer

To attend the Zoom Webinar:

No RSVP required

Send your questions by noon on September 29

State Board of Ed. Questions

or by email to

or during the event via Q&A

Moderator:  Deb Rodgers

The Forum will also be live-streamed for viewing on

La Plata County Commissioners
Candidate Forum 

Zoom Webinar

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6-7:15 PM


Meet the Candidates & Ask your Questions

District 2

Marsha Porter Norton, Democrat

Jack Turner, Unaffiliated

District 3

Charly Minkler, Unaffiliated

Matt Salka, Democrat

For more information click
County Commissioners Candidate Forum Flyer

All voters can vote for either candidate in each district.

To attend the Zoom Webinar:

No RSVP required

Send your questions by noon on October 5

County Comm Questions

or by email to

or during the event via Q&A

Moderator: Shelley Walchak

ASL translation will be provided

The Forum will also be live-streamed for viewing on

100th Anniversary

Buckley Park 100th Anniversary Event

If you missed our 100 year celebration on August 22
at Buckley Park,
check out a few photos from the event.

8/22/2020 Suffrage Celebration

More about the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

About Us


The League is nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.  We encourage informed and active participation in government, and work  to increase understanding of major public policy issues.  We influence  public policy through education and advocacy based on policy positions that are adopted by our members following studies and agreement.

WELCOME from our LWV La Plata (ZOOM) BOARD

We are (left to Right)-

  • Jean Aaro, President
  • Ellen Park, Membership Director
  • Deb Ruddell, Treasurer
  • Trish Pegram, Director at Large
  • Martha Mason, Secretary
  • Diane Goodchild, Director at Large
  • Laurie Meininger, Director at Large

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  • Karen McManus – Voter Services
  • Ross Park – Webmaster

Contact us via Our Contact Page



Take Action

Respond to Action Alerts 
Stand with the League!

When a formal CALL TO ACTION or ACTION ALERT is issued by the League of Women Voters, individuals may reach out to their elected official and utilize the League provided information noting that they are a member and stand with the League on this issue.  You will receive Action Alerts via email if you are an active member of the League.

LWV advocacy

The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan and never supports a political party or a candidate.  However, the LWV advocates or lobbies on issues or causes when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause. Local, state, and national positions result from a process of study, and positions are developed only when members reach consensus (the overall decision-making process by which substantial agreement among members is reached on an issue). Members are not required to agree with all League positions.

Calls to action/Action Alerts are only issued by the appropriate level of League 

US Congress by National League
Colorado Legislature by State League 
County / Municipal Governments by Local Leagues

For more information 
  Taking Action

The League of Women Voters of Colorado and of La Plata County support the direct popular vote method for electing the President and Vice-President.

Americans elect all officials, from mayors to governors and state legislators to U.S. senators, via popular vote, except two—the President and Vice President of the United States.

The League believes it is time electors are awarded based on the majority of Americans who agree on the person who should lead the nation. Acting in concert with the electoral system, we are working to educate the public and legislators about the benefits of legislation that would instruct our electors to vote for the presidential candidate who captures the most votes in all 50 states. The League of Women Voters has supported direct election of the President since 1970, believing that popular vote is essential to representative government.

For more information about the National Popular Vote visit our NPV page

The League of Women Voters Urges You To Take Action
There are many ways to have your voice heard by elected officials and policy makers. 
Take Action on League priorities today.

Click the image above to get involved!

Reference the LWVUS Impact on Issues 
2018 - 2020
A Guide to Policy Positions

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