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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS 
of
Larimer County, Colorado

Welcome to
LWV Larimer County

Empowering Voters
Defending Democracy

The League of Women Voters of Larimer County is a nonprofit, non-partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government; works to increase understanding of major public policy issues; and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Our members, women and men ages 16 and up, volunteer their time year round to help Make Democracy Work!

We are a member of the national League of Women Voters which was formed when women finally gained the right to vote in 1920. Throughout the League’s nearly 100 year history and working in all states, the League focus has been to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans. It never endorses, supports or opposes any political candidate or political party.


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i voted 2018

Colorado’s midterm voter turnout is among the highest in the nation

About 78 percent of ballots have been returned by active voters

Joe Amon, The Denver Post

"Voters went to the polls across the country at the highest rate for a midterm election in more than 50 years on Tuesday, and Colorado retained its status as one of the highest-turnout states.

Though counting still was under way in several Colorado counties Wednesday — with more than 400,000 ballots still out — the state was in the top five nationally, according to the United States Elections Project. Americans cast an estimated 113 million ballots in the election, the group said.

Colorado’s turnout exceeded the state’s last several midterm elections, going back at least to 2002, according to data from the Secretary of State’s Office.

The high turnout was driven by unaffiliated voters, who turned in slightly more ballots than either Democrats or Republicans. While Democrats and unaffiliated voters turned out in much larger numbers than in 2014, ballot returns from GOP voters increased only slightly, while women outpaced men by more than 100,000 ballots.

Younger voters showed up at a much higher rate than usual for a midterm.

“We basically had presidential turnout yesterday for (a) mid-term election,” Republican pollster David Flaherty tweeted, referring to a party breakdown that was split into near-equal thirds among Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliateds, who leaned left."...

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Election 2018



We urge you to make sure your voice is heard.
VOTE . . . it matters!



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LWV-Larimer County membership by mail,
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Member Survey 2018 - 2019


We invite you to:

  • Join our dynamic members – men and women – to study issues, learn, engage in civil deliberations and take action. We provide members with training and tools so that they can feel empowered to speak out on issues.

  • Use the resources on this website to educate and empower yourself.

  • Join us at our public events.


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Take Action: Citizenship Question is Bad for the Census

U.S. Commerce Secretary Willbur Ross has chosen to include a question on the U.S. Census pertaining to citizenship. Including this question on the Census will discourage participation and impact the data collected in every community across the country.

This decision is bad for the census, bad for our communities and bad for America.

Sign our petition to say you stand with the League as we fight back against this decision.



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Political.....but Non-Partisan

Since its founding, the League of Women Voters committed to neither support or oppose any political party or candidate for public office.  This tradition continues today to ensure that the League’s voice is heard above the tumult of party politics.  The nonpartisan policy has added strength to the League’s position on issues.  It has made possible wide acceptance of League voter service and other educational activities.

Nonpartisan means that the League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates or appointees.  All League members need to remember that the League’s reputation for fairness is long-standing and hard-won and needs to be guarded.  We invite you to read more about our Non-Partisan Policy


Although we DO NOT support candidates, we do research, recommend, and support ballot issues that are supported by League positions.

The League is a political organization and encourages members to participate fully in the party of their choice.  It is an advantage to the League to have politically active members, and equally important, it can be a personally satisfying experience.


“In the League of Women Voters we have an anomaly; we are going to be a semi-political body.  We want political things; we want legislation; we’re going to educate for citizenship.  In that body we have got to be non-partisan and all-partisan.  Democrats from Alabama and Republicans from New Hampshire must work for the same things.”

Carrie Chapman Catt at the League’s founding in Chicago, 1920


What does this mean for Members?

Individual League members are encouraged to be politically active.  However, when they participate in partisan activities, they may not identify themselves as League members.

A League will be a strong and effective political force to the degree that it can deal with and accept controversy and live with uncertainty.

Keep in mind that conflict of interest may arise between a “board” member’s paid employment and her or his role in the League.  Visit with a member of the Administrative Team with any concerns or questions you may have.

League Statements

No member (including officers) may speak for the League unless they have first obtained review and approval by a majority of Administrative Team of the proposed statement.


Key Member Restrictions

Certain individuals who have high public visibility as officers or leaders of the League (Key Members) are restricted from partisan activity.  Members can  review the details in our Member Notebook.




                                                        
The League of Women Voters Larimer County
is part of

The League of Women Voters Colorado and
The League of Women Voters US