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Welcome to the League of Women Voters of La Plata County

Find the latest information about the 2020 election as well as the work that is the focus of our League
For even more information and to join this dedicated group of women and men 

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The Colorado County Clerks are at "Ground Zero" in this election.
Watch what they have to say on protecting your right to vote freely and fairly.

General Election 2020 Tuesday, Nov. 3

Register to vote or check your registration!

Registration Deadlines
October 26: 
Last day to register online and still be sent a ballot in the mail; complete your ballot when received and use a drop box for your ballot, do not mail

November 3: ELECTION DAY! You can still register in person and VOTE
Polls close at 7:00pm

General Election Ballot Returns: October 20, 2020

DENVER, Colo – The Secretary of State’s office will send a daily update every weekday through Election Day reporting the number of ballots returned to county clerks for the General Election on November 3. So far, 924,735 ballots have been returned.

Ballots returned spreadsheet including county, party, age, and gender (XLSX)

Ballots returned graphic summary (PDF)

* All data as of 11:30 PM the previous day

General Election FAQ

General Election 2020

Ballots have been mailed automatically to all registered voters in La Plata County starting on October 9
If you are registered and have not received your ballot, call 970 382-6296

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

Track your ballot at

Voters may also vote in person at Polling Centers: see Polling Center locations for dates and times

Click for 
La Plata County Sample Ballots November 2020

here for an online version of the 
League of Women Voters of Colorado Ballet Issues Pamphlet 
including pro and con positions

For full candidate information, check out VOTE411.ORG
in English o en Espanol

For 2020 Election Info including what's on the ballot and more click
2020 General Election Voter Information 

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County has been
streaming and recording Ballot and Candidate Forums
to help you increase your knowledge about candidates and ballot initiatives. 

We have concluded our LIVE streaming for the Nov 3 election but you can watch the events in a recorded form.

Please check out the League - FLC Ballot Issues Forum to your RIGHT -->>

If you missed the Oct 14 League - Fort Lewis College Ballot Issue ZOOM forum
you can watch it on our Facebook page
you can see an English closed captioned 
version on the DGOV YouTube channel

If you missed the La Plata County Commissioners 
Candidate Forum 
Zoom Webinar

on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 

You can view the recording on our Facebook Page
and, thanks to DGOV, with an English Closed Caption Option
on their YouTube page

Thanks to a generous donor,
the League can provide you with  a Spanish subtitled
version of the 10/6 La Plata County Commissioners forum.
Solo mira a tu derecha para verlo-->>
Gracias por ver nuestro video!

Here is what The Herald reported of our Forum

If you missed the Colorado State Board of Education District 3 Live Forum

Zoom Webinar on September 30

You can watch the recorded version on our FACEBOOK PAGE
or, thanks to DGOV, watch it on YouTube.
Little known fact from this forum..."this board has oversight on a Colorado $2B budget line item"

League Advocacy and Action

Amendment B - Repeal Property Tax Assessment Rates

Summary: This is a repeal of the Gallagher Amendment that, in partnership with TABOR, has long fiscally crippled our state. The Gallagher Amendment divides the state's total property tax burden between residential and nonresidential (commercial) property. According to the Amendment, 45% of the total amount of state property tax collected must come from residential property and 55% from commercial property. As a result, in many counties where there is little commercial real estate, property tax revenues have fallen, and school funding has been reduced.

League position: SUPPORT (2019-2021 LWVCO Positions For Action, p. 38 - 45);
in summary: Support a state finance system that would equalize opportunity and relieve the property tax.


Proposition 113 - National Popular Vote

Shall the following Act of the General Assembly be approved: An Act concerning adoption of an agreement among the states to elect the President of the United States by national popular vote, being Senate Bill No. 19-042? Summary: Asks the citizens to adopt an agreement among states to elect the President of the United States by National Popular Vote.

League position: SUPPORT (2019-2021 LWVCO Positions For Action, p. 27) The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that the direct-popular-vote method for electing the president and vice president is essential to representative government.



A lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court is too important to rush. 

Contact your Senators now to share why a rushed SCOTUS confirmation

doesn’t help the American people.

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

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

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  • Laurie Meininger, Director at Large
  • Karen McManus – Voter Services
  • Ross Park – Webmaster

Contact us via Our Contact Page



Webmaster News


If you are curious about our LWV LAPLATA
Communication usage, check out our
September 2020 LWVLPC Dashboard-Comm & Technology

We had our BEST viewer numbers yet in September on both our website and Facebook. Can we continue trending??

Check out both Facebook and Twitter feeds
to our home page. Lots of election info...

As for our promised LWV LAPLATA Newsletter
in September, our energies have been toward GETTING OUT the VOTE! 
Additionally, Club Express has launched a major platform revision in October. Lots of new goodies that we can pass on to you in the near future!

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