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The Voter Service Team is the most visible face of LWVLC to the public. Its work is the bedrock of the League with its voter registration activities, voter education and campaigns to get out the vote. 

Read more about our work and many activities below. Also, be sure to check out the Hot Topics section at the bottom of the page for Local, State, and National news.


Team Activities:
Voter Registration – Voter registration drives are organized and held all year long at various venues including, high schools, colleges, food banks and community centers. Many LWVLC members as well as non-League members help to make our events a success.

Vote411.org - Invite local candidates to provide background info and answer a few unbiased questions relevant to the office they are seeking. Post our local ballot issue pamphlet information. Vote411.org links to Colorado voter registration and provides voters with a personalized ballot where they can compare candidates and study the ballot issues. Check it out by clicking here: Vote 411


Ballot Issues
– We research, write, and publish unbiased pro-con pamphlets on local issues. Our speakers review local and state issues in order to give talks to League members and community groups. Local and state pamphlets are distributed to many locations in the County.


Candidate Forums
– Our organizer arranges for venues and contacts candidates to coordinate dates and candidate availability. We enlist and train members to help as moderators, question sorters, ushers, and timers. Sample candidate questions are drafted for use with audience questions.


GOTV
– We email, text, and send postcard reminders to newly registered voters. Our goal for the future is to collaborate with other non-partisan groups to expand efforts.


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Check out our Complete Election Resources Page for
comprehensive Voter Information
Election Resources



Ever wonder who can vote and what rules govern voting in Colorado? You are eligible to register to vote if you:

  • Are a United States Citizen
  • Are 16 years of age, but you must be 18 years of age or older on the date of the election
    at which you intend to vote.
  • Are a Colorado resident for at least 22 days before the election at which you intend to vote
  • Are not serving a sentence (including parole) for a felony conviction. Learn more at Voting and Conviction Colorado SOS

Find answers to frequently asked questions from Larimer County and the Secretary of State.  Colorado Sec. of State      Larimer County



Hot Topics


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State
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If you live in Fort Collins:

It is important to vote in the April 2nd city election!  All voters will be electing a new Mayor, and voters in Districts 2, 4, and 6 will also be electing Council Members.  Voters in District 1 will be electing a representative to complete the remaining term vacated by Bob Overbeck.

Fort Collins Candidates

There are also two issues on the ballot.  One renews and modifies the "Keep Fort Collins Great" .85% sales and use tax.  The second one asks that the Mayor and all Council members receive compensation equal to the Fort Collins Area Median Household Income. 

Checkout Vote 411 
for more information on the candidates and ballot issues.

News from the Secretary of State:

In January, Colorado Secretary of State, Jena Griswold formally withdrew the state of Colorado from Kansas Crosscheck.

Colorado joined Crosscheck in 2008.  Since its inception, the program has been riddled with problems including insufficient data and an inability to guarantee the privacy of Coloradans.

Crosscheck was promoted as a data sharing tool for states to maintain their voter registration rolls.  However, the program has faced both lawsuits and extensive criticism for leading to the potential disenfranchisement of eligible voters and exposing voters' privacy.

Better list maintenance options exist.  Colorado is a founding member of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), which exceeds industry standards for data security.

News from LWVUS:

LWV Hawaii made news this week in their efforts to push automatic voter registration at the state legislature.  Read about how they outline an approach to passing AVR bills this legislative session.
AVR in Hawaii

LWV Texas joined a lawsuit against the Texas Secretary of State's office for making unfounded claims of voter fraud.  The suit argues that such claims can depress voter turnout and intimidate woud-be voters, which violates the Voting Rights Act.

LWV was listed in an article by Bustle as a voting rights organization to follow for the 2020 election.  We are pleased to share this distinction with partner groups like Common Cause and ACLU.Bustle