Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
April 2019
 
  League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties 50th Anniversary. 1969 - 2019

Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our founding in 2019. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.
Monday, April 29, 2019
1:15 p.m.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
12484 E. Weaver Pl.
Centennial, CO 80111
Voter Registration. League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for a voter registration session at one of this month's U.S. Naturalization Services ceremonies. We request that volunteers arrange to become trained and certified beforehand.

Please sign up in advance in order to arrange becoming a certified circulator by contacting Gladys Hodges at 915-525-4982, email.

To ensure fair and impartial practices, the State of Colorado requires that every circulator re-review the training videos and re-pass the voter registration test each year. The training and test are located on the Colorado Secretary of State web site here.

Then every circulator should bring a signed training acknowledgment document for 2018 the first time volunteering for voter registration and give the document to Gladys Hodges, who will keep it on file for the year.

Directions: Turn north onto Revere St. from Arapahoe Rd.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
 
  Registration Deadline for Free LWVCO 2019 Pre-Convention Workshops. All League members are reminded that Wednesday, May 1 is the registration deadline for the Free League of Women Voters of Colorado 2019 Pre-Convention Workshops. All Leaguers are welcome and you do not have to attend the Annual Convention to take advantage of these workshops.

No walk-ins will be allowed, so register now to attend these free workshops. The registration form is available here.
Friday, May 3, 2019
 
  Colorado General Assembly Session Close. The 2019 Colorado Legislative session must end by May 3, 2019.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
1:00 p.m.
Arapahoe Open Spaces Building
6954 S. Lima St.
Centennial, CO 80112
Water and Climate Change Committee Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Water and Climate Change Committee will meet with Larry Mugler of the Arapahoe County Planning Department.

For more information, contact Maggi Markey at 704-661-9072, maggimarkey@gmail.com.

All League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are invited to attend.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Southglenn Public Library
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Movie Night. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties will show two interesting films in May: John Ferrugia's Imminent Danger and The TED Talk About Mass Shooters and Mental Illness.

Free and open to League members and their friends.
Thursday, May 30, 2019-Friday, May 31, 2019
1:00 p.m. Thursday - 11:00 a.m. Friday
Holiday Inn Denver East Stapleton
3333 Quebec St
Denver, CO 80207
LWVCO Pre-Convention Workshops. All Colorado League members are invited to attend the free League of Women Voters of Colorado 2019 Pre-Convention Workshops. You do not have to attend the Annual Convention for League leaders to take advantage of these workshops. You may view and download the list of workshops offered here: workshop flyer

Registration is required and the deadline is May 1. No walk-ins will be permitted.

Register here: Registration online.
Friday, May 31, 2019-Saturday, June 1, 2019
1:00 p.m. Friday - 3:00 p.m. Saturday
Holiday Inn Denver East Stapleton
3333 Quebec St
Denver, CO 80207
LWVCO Annual Convention. League leaders are invited to participate in the League of Women Voters of Colorado 2019 Annual Convention. Educational session will include:
• Action & Advocacy Practices and LWVUS Toolkit
• Community Engagement & Partnerships
• Communications Training for Local Leagues
• Listening & Leadership
• LWVCO Strategic Plan & the Role of the Executive Director
• Fund Development
• Club Express Demonstration and Q& A
• 100th Anniversary Plans
• Diversity Equity, and Inclusion: Defined, Explored, Implemented
Thursday, June 6, 2019
5:30 p.m.
Wellshire Event Center
3333 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
LWVCO 2019 Annual Leader of Democracy Award Reception. Come celebrate with us at the League of Women Voters of Colorado Sixth Annual Leader of Democracy Award Reception. We will honor:
Wayne Williams, former Colorado Secretary of State, for his strong work in making Colorado the safest place to vote
FairMaps Colorado, the nonprofit leading the efforts on the successful Fair Maps Y&Z campaign
National History Day Student Leader and Celeste Archer, Project Director
as this year's LWVCO Leader of Democracy honorees.

This is the signature fundraising event for our State League. The cost is $100 and will include a appetizers and a cash bar.

Register by Saturday, May 25.

To register or for more information, visit the LWVCO web site.

Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Koelbel Public Library
Meeting Rooms A and B
5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80121
LWVADC Annual Meeting. The 49th League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members' Annual Meeting will feature a guest speaker and member voting on important decisions.
Thursday, June 20, 2019-Sunday, June 23, 2019
 
National Conference Center
18980 Upper Belmont Place Leesburg
VA 20176
LWVUS 54th Annual Council and Convention. Get inspired at the League of Women Voters U.S. 2019 Annual Council and Convention in Leesburg, VA.

For more information or to register, visit the LWV U.S. Annual Convention web page here.
Monday, August 5, 2019
 
  Deadline To File An Initiative Petition. This is the last day to file an initiative petition with the Colorado Secretary of State for the 2019 Coordinated Election.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
 
  Voting Rights Act Anniversary. The League of Women Voters celebrates the 54th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on August 6. Read more about the passage of the Voting Right Act and more recent developments affecting voting rights on the National Constitution Center web site.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
 
  LWV event. Western Welcome Week parade
Sunday, August 18, 2019
 
  Anniversary of Ratification of 19th Amendment. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate the 99th anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, guaranteeing woman in the U.S. the right to vote. Learn more the passage of the 19th Amendment on the Association for the National Women's History Museum web site.
Monday, August 26, 2019
 
  Women's Equality Day. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate Women's Equality Day, which honors the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting U.S. women the right to vote in 1920. Read more about this year's Women's Equality Day celebration on August 26 on the National Constitution Center web site.
Friday, August 30, 2019
 
  Deadline For School Board Candidates to File Nomination Petitions. This is the last day for candidates for the office of school district director to file a nomination petition.
Friday, August 30, 2019
 
  Deadline For Initiatives To Make the Ballot. This is the last day for the Secretary of State to issue statements of sufficiency or insufficiency for initiative petitions filed on August 5.
Monday, September 9, 2019
 
  Deadline For Coordinated Election Ballots To Be Finalized. This is the last day for the Secretary of State to send notice and certification of the Coordinated Election ballot to the county clerks.
Sunday, September 15, 2019-Tuesday, October 15, 2019
 
  National Hispanic Heritage Month. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in September. See information from the Smithsonian Latino Center and more sources on the National Hispanic Heritage Month web site.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
 
  National Constitution Day (Citizenship Day). Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate National Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, 2019. The League of Women Voters U.S. has suggestions how to honor citizenship on their web site here.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
 
  Deadline For Military and Overseas Ballots To Be Sent Out. This is the last day to send mail ballots to military and overseas electors.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
 
  National Voter Registration Day. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate National Voter Registration Day 2019.

You'll find suggestions about what we can do to register voters and increase civic involvement on the National Voter Registration Day web site here.
October 2019
 
  United Nations Month. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate United Nations Month in October. Learn more about the United Nations' international efforts related to topics such as climate change, gender equality, and ending poverty on the United Nations web site.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019-Tuesday, November 5, 2019
 
  Defend Press Freedom. As the 2019 US election approaches, we must remind our candidates that journalists play a crucial role in our democracy by keeping us informed and holding those in power accountable.

Reporters Without Borders is concerned about growing violence against journalists, undermining the media's role and creating opportunities for government overreach, the erosion of press freedom, and impeding our right to be informed

It has tools to help voters contact their candidates and ask where they stand on press freedom.

Press freedom is not a partisan issue: it is a fundamental right that impacts every American, no matter what the politics.

For more information, see Reports Without Borders at #DefendPressFreedom! and on their web site
Monday, October 14, 2019
 
  First Day County Clerks May Send Mail Ballots To Voters. This is the first day that County Clerks may send ballots to active eligible voters for the Coordinated Election.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
 
  Deadline To Register Voters In A Voter Registration Drive. This is the last day to submit an application to register to vote through a Voter Registration Drive for the Coordinated Election. Voters may register in other ways through election day.
Friday, October 18, 2019
 
  Deadline For County Clerks To Send Mail Ballots To Voters. This is the last day for County Clerks to send mail ballot packets to active eligible voters for the Coordinated Election
Monday, October 28, 2019
 
  Deadline To Register To Vote Online, Via Mail, At A Voter Registration Agency, Or At The DMV. This is the last day to submit an application to register to vote through the mail, a voter registration agency, a local driver's license examination facility, or online to receive a mail ballot for the Coordinated Election. Voters may register at Voter Service and Polling Centers through election day.
Monday, October 28, 2019
 
  Voter Service and Polling Centers Must Open. This is the date that the County Voter Service and Polling Centers must open.
Friday, November 1, 2019
 
  Ballot Drop-off Locations Must Open. This is the date that the County Ballot Drop-off Locations must open.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  Election Day. The 2019 Coordinated Election will be by mail per Colorado law. A coordinated election means that local elections are consolidated into a ballot by the county elections office. Domestic voters' ballots must be in a ballot box or a voter must be in line to place a ballot in a ballot box no later than the close of polls at 7:00 p.m.
Postmarks do not count for domestic voters.
Overseas and military voters' ballots must be sent no later than 7:00 pm on election day and received by the close of business on November 13.

For registration or ballot information, contact your county Clerk and Recorder's elections office:

Arapahoe County Elections

Douglas County Elections

The Colorado Secretary of State's office:

Colorado Secretary of State Elections

Thursday, November 7, 2019
 
  Deadline For County Clerks To Request Missing Ballot Information. This is the last day for the County Clerks to send missing signature, signature verification, and missing ID letters for mail and provisional ballots. Voters must provide the information by midnight, November 13.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
 
  Deadline For County Clerks to Certify The Election's Votes. This is the last day for the County Clerks to complete their vote canvass and submit the official abstract of votes cast for the Coordinated Election to the Colorado Secretary of State.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
 
  Colorado Gives Day. Colorado Gives Day provides an opportunity to support Colorado nonprofits.

Consider making a donation to the League of Women Voters on or before December 3:
https://www.coloradogives.org/cogivesday
and
https://www.coloradogives.org/LWVColorado/overview
January 2020
 
  League of Women Voters 100th Anniversary. 1920 - 2020

Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate National League's 100th anniversary in 2020. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.
Friday, February 14, 2020
 
  League of Women Voters 100th Anniversary. Join the League of Women Voters as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our founding. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.
January 2028
 
  League of Women Voters of Colorado 100th Anniversary. Join us in celebrating 100 years in 2028. Colorado State League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that voters should play a critical role in democracy.