Information concerning La Plata County voter information and services in 2016
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR
DECEMBER 6, 5:30 - 6:30
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
419 SAN JUAN DR., DURANGO
You are invited to join the League to welcome the holidays with some fun, some food, and some talk.
This will be a very social event. Appetizers will be "pot luck". Please bring something to share. Drinks will be provided. We will have time for socializing, getting to know new members and catching up with the people we don't see often enough. Invite any friends you think might like to join us and become members. We will have some discussion about running for public office from members who have been there and done that. Hear them tell about how it is done, why they did it, what their experiences were--this will be the real scoop on what it's like to be a candidate. Come hear what people you know and trust have to say about how democracy works at the local level.
*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.
There will be an election in November this year, albeit not quite as consequential as last year. At this point we do not know exactly what will be on the ballot, but it could be school boards in Ignacio, Bayfield and Durango 9-R, as well as special local ballot issues. However that all works out, we will be involved with forums to educate all voters so their vote can be the result of an informed and thoughtful decision.
*If you missed the THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 5:30, FORUM FOR 9R SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD CANDIDATES AND BALLOT ISSUE, DURANGO CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, you can catch it on Durango City Span 10
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 6PM, FORUM FOR BAYFIELD SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES, AT BAYFIELD TOWN HALL
There are 2 candidates for 2 seats on the Board of the Bayfield School District and all of them will be on the panel at the Forum.
This is the only opportunity of which we are aware where one can meet and question all the candidates. Please tell others about this forum; we would like to have a robust attendance at this Bayfield event. We will also need several members to help with running the forum. If you are available, please let me know.
*THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 5:30, FORUM FOR 9R SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD CANDIDATES AND BALLOT ISSUE, DURANGO CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
There are 3 seats on the 9R School District Board on the ballot, but only one of them is contested, District E. The 2 candidates for this seat,
Shere Kuss Byrd and Emily Newcomer, will be on a panel and answer audience questions. The candidates for the 2 uncontested seats, Nancy Stubbs, District A and Mick Souder, District C, have been invited to attend and make a short introduction of themselves. There will also be a discussion of the Issue on the City Ballot, an authorization to increase property taxes 2.5 mills to pay for fire protection and emergency services. A similar issue will be on ballots of voters who live outside the city in the Durango Fire Protection District. We are hoping to have a proponent and an opponent of the issue to speak, but still haven't found any organized opposition speaker. If you know of anyone, please contact me. If you can help with this forum, again, let me know. Volunteers are needed.