The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. League membership is open to women and men.
CERTIFIED MEMBER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties will conduct a Voter Registration Session on Saturday afternoon, May 26 at an Immigration Ceremony at the Douglas County Library in Parker. Trained volunteers with a certification ID are needed. If you can help, please contact Marlu Burkamp at email@example.com. More.
MEMBER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for our upcoming Voter Registration Session on Tuesday, May 29 at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office. Please sign up in advance by contacting Gladys Hodges. More Info.
LWVCO Annual Council
Local League leaders are invited to choose delegates to the League of Women Voters of Colorado 2018 Council the weekend of June 1 and 2. Local Leagues should register with State League by the Friday, May 18 deadline. The LWVCO Council registration page is here.
LWVADC Annual Meeting Registration Deadline
League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are reminded that the registration and prepayment deadline for the Annual Meeting is Saturday, June 2.
Payment by check is needed by Saturday, June 2 to Jill Smith. Information about menu choices, costs, agenda, keynote speaker, and prepayment are here.
LWVADC Annual Meeting
All members of the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties are encouraged to attend our Annual Meeting featuring guest speaker Amber Vasek of the U.S. Customs and ImmigrationServices on Saturday morning, June 9 at Zink Restaurant. Registration and payment in advance is required by June 6. Meeting details.
LWVCO Annual Leader of Democracy Award Reception
The League of Women Voters of Colorado 2018 Leader of Democracy Award Reception will honor Ken Salazar, former Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Senator, on Monday, June 25. Additional info.
Management Team Meeting
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet on Monday evening, July 23 at Castlewood Public Library. More.
Stay up-to-date with news from State League by reading their League of Women Voters of Colorado's Voter newsletter here.
LWVCO Legislative Letter
The Colorado League of Women Voters Legislative Action Committee offers a subscriptions to their 2018 Legislative Newsletter. The General Assembly session begins on Wednesday, January 10 and every two weeks subscribers receive up-to-date information on bills our State League supports or opposes and their progress through the Colorado General Assembly. To subscribe, visit the LWVCO Legislative Action web page.
The cost is $30. Those wishing to not pay for a subscription may find this information without charge on this same Legislative Action web page once it's posted several days later.
You can also sign up for the State League Legislative Action Committee's free emails with legislative news and action alerts. You'll find the free email signup form on the right side of that same Legislative Action web page here.
Communicating Effectively With Your Representative
On the subject of action alerts, here are some helpful tips on how to contact your representatives effectively from the Jefferson County League's newsletter:
A quick telephone call to your representative is easiest. Most legislators count calls supporting or opposing bills and those from their own constituents count the most.
Email is another good way to communicate with your legislator. Here are some tips to communicate your position to your representative:
□ State the bill number in the subject line
□ Keep the email short and to the point
□ If you have a personal story relevant to the issue, include it
□ Use bullets when possible to make it more readable
The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Election Central pages have summary information about the June 26 Primary Election. This is the first time that Unaffiliated voters will be eligible to vote in the Primary Election, because Colorado voters approved Proposition 108 in 2016. Unaffiliated voters will receive both the Democratic and Republican primary ballots, and may vote and return only one of these two ballots. There is information about registering to vote, candidates on the ballot, ballot questions on the ballot, where to return your mail-in ballot, and how to contact your county elections office if you have questions. You will also find some summary information on our League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Election Central pages here.
Watch for information on upcoming League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties candidate forums and ballot issue information programs as we schedule them.
Primary ballots will be mailed during the week of June 4 - June 8 to active registered voters who are either registered as Unaffiliated or are registered Democrats or Republicans. No minor parties are holding a primary election.
Return postage for a primary ballot is one first-class stamp.
For information on this year's Primary Election on June 26, to register to vote, or to update your voter registration, visit the Arapahoe County Elections web site here or the Douglas County Elections web site here.
Or, to verify that your voter registration information is active and up-to-date or to register to vote, visit the Colorado Secretary of State website here.
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Last revised: May 23, 2018 11:59 PDT.