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 VOTING IS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT

For nearly 100 years, we have fought to protect the rights of eligible voters and expand access for those who’ve been left out of our democratic process. 

Our volunteers spearhead efforts to enact common-sense voting reforms and we are the first to fight back when voters’ rights are threatened. 

We protect millions of voters every year through aggressive advocacy and education efforts and we have been at the forefront of major voting rights court cases.

You are eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are a United States Citizen.
  • You can pre-register at age 16; you must be at least 17 to vote in a primary election IF you will be 18 years old on or by the election date.18 years of age or older on the date of the election at which you intend to vote.
  • You can pre-register at 16 years old; you must be at least 18 to vote in any other election.
  • You are a Colorado resident for at least 22 days immediately before the election in which you intend to vote.
  • You are not currently serving a term of imprisonment for a felony conviction; if on parole you CAN register AND vote as of July 1, 2019.
    Learn more information here: Voting and Conviction Colorado SOS

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Registration Events


LWV La Plata is participating, in partnership with our County Clerk and Fort Lewis College students,  in events at local high schools and community colleges to explain our voting process in Colorado, and to encourage eligible students to register and vote.

Registration event February 10, 2020 at Durango High School.

LWV La Plata participated in a Class of 2020 Graduation Meeting Monday, February 10, 2020, at Durango High School.   
Fort Lewis College students, Gillian Bynum and Jackson Berridge, along with County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker, presented information to educate and encourage eligible students to register to vote for the upcoming 2020 elections.  They reminded students of a recent change in Colorado Election laws: eligible 17-year-olds who will turn 18 by the November 3 General Election will be able to vote in the March 3 Presidential Primary Election and June 30 Primary Election.  Also, eligible 16-year-olds can pre-register to vote, although they can’t vote until they turn 18.

FLC's Gillian Bynum and Jackson Berridge

County Clerk Tiffany Parker with DHS students

Following the DHS event, LWV La Plata  held Voter Registration & Information events
at Bayfield High School, Ignacio High School and the Durango Adult Education Center.
  

 

At Bayfield High School, our two Fort Lewis College student volunteers,  Gillian Bynum and Jackson Berridge, presented to six Government and History classes, providing information about the importance of voting and how to register to vote for the upcoming 2020 elections.

 

At Ignacio High School and the Durango Adult Education Center, the League had a voter registration and information table set up.  At Ignacio High School, students in a Civics class were given extra credit for registering to vote!

 

Many people were not aware that 17-year olds turning 18 by November 3rd can vote in all Primary Elections in 2020, so we were helpful in educating students and faculty about this recent provision.

 

In addition to assisting students with registering, we were also able to assist with address changes, getting ballots re-sent when the first ballot was never received, etc.





Recent changes to the Colorado Election Law:

16- and 17-year-old citizens are permitted to register to vote if  they have a driver’s license or a Colorado ID although they may not vote in a General Election until 18 years of age. Most of these new voters will be registered when they get their driver’s license.


Exception
 to the above statement: A 17-year old citizen who is registered to vote may vote in the upcoming Presidential Primary on March 3, 2020 and the Colorado Primary on June 30,2020 if they will be 18 by the 
General Election on November 3, 2020.