Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, June 29, 2018
9:30 a.m.
  Management Team Retreat. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet for their annual planning retreat at Ann's house.
June 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.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
 
  Ida B. Wells' Birthday. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties honors the efforts of Ida B. Wells, African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She was considered the most famous black woman in America during her lifetime as she fought prejudice and violence and worked for equality for African Americans, especially women.

Learn more about Ida B. Wells' accomplishments in Wikipedia here.
Monday, July 22, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Castlewood Public Library
Castlewood Conference Room
6739 S. Uinta St.
Centennial, CO 80112
Management Team Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet for their monthly planning meeting.
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.
Monday, August 26, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Castlewood Public Library
Castlewood Conference Room
6739 S. Uinta St.
Centennial, CO 80112
Management Team Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet for their monthly planning meeting.
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.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
 
  Carrie Chapman Catt's Birthday. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties honors the efforts of Carrie Chapman Catt and other others whose sacrifices made it possible for women to be active participants in our democracy.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
9:45 a.m.
League of Women Voters of Colorado Office
1410 Grant St. Suite B204
Denver, CO 80203
Womxn's March on Denver. This will be the fourth year for the annual Womxn's March on Denver.

Additional information can be found on the Womxn's March on Denver web site here.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
 
  Maud Wood Park's Birthday. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties recognizes the efforts of Maud Wood Park, suffragette and first president of the League of Women Voters in 1920. Read about her efforts to lobby for maternity, child health, and welfare programs; to grant married women U.S. citizenship independent of their husbands' status; and to pass a child labor amendment here.
February 2020
 
  Black History Month. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate Black History Month in February. Learn more about Black History and their 2020 theme, Black Migrations, on the Association for the Study of African American Life and History web site.
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.
March 2020
 
  Women's History Month. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate Women's History Month in March. Learn more about Women's History and the 2019 theme, Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence, on the National Women's History Alliance web site.

The League of Women Voters U.S. also has interesting information on its history on its web page here.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
 
  Colorado Presidential Primary Election. For information on this year's Colorado Presidential Primary Election, visit the Arapahoe County Elections web site here.
and the Douglas County Elections web site here.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
 
  International Women's Day. Celebrate International Women's Day 2020. Read about efforts for gender parity, equal pay, #PressforProgress, #MeToo, and #TimesUp, and CodeLikeAGirl on the Women's Day web site.
Sunday, March 8, 2020-Saturday, March 14, 2020
 
  Sunshine Week. The American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Reporters Committee are sponsoring their annual nationwide celebration of access to public information. For more information on Sunshine Week 2020, see their web site at web site.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
 
  Equal Pay Day. Celebrate Equal Pay Day 2020. Read more on the National Committee on Pay Equity web site.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
 
  Earth Day. Celebrate Earth Day 2019 as a day of political action and civic participation. The Earth Day Network estimates that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in Earth Day, the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.

Read more about Earth Day 2020's theme of protecting threatened and endangered species on the Earth Day Network web site.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
 
  Ida B. Wells' Birthday. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties honors the efforts of Ida B. Wells, African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She was considered the most famous black woman in America during her lifetime as she fought prejudice and violence and worked for equality for African Americans, especially women.

Learn more about Ida B. Wells' accomplishments in Wikipedia here.
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.