Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
March 2019
 
  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.
March 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.
Friday, March 22, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions study group will meet to discuss Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future.

For more information, contact Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email or Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email.
Monday, March 25, 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.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
1:15 p.m.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
12484 E. Weaver Pl.
Centennial, CO 80111
Voter Registration. League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for a voter registration session at one of this month's U.S. Naturalization Services ceremonies. We request that volunteers arrange to become trained and certified beforehand.

Please sign up in advance in order to arrange becoming a certified circulator by contacting Gladys Hodges at 915-525-4982, email.

To ensure fair and impartial practices, the State of Colorado requires that every circulator re-review the training videos and re-pass the voter registration test each year. The training and test are located on the Colorado Secretary of State web site here.

Then every circulator should bring a signed training acknowledgment document for 2018 the first time volunteering for voter registration and give the document to Gladys Hodges, who will keep it on file for the year.

Directions: Turn north onto Revere St. from Arapahoe Rd.
Friday, March 29, 2019
9:45 a.m.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
12484 E. Weaver Pl.
Centennial, CO 80111
Voter Registration. League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members are asked to volunteer for a voter registration session at one of this month's U.S. Naturalization Services ceremonies. We request that volunteers arrange to become trained and certified beforehand.

Please sign up in advance in order to arrange becoming a certified circulator by contacting Gladys Hodges at 915-525-4982, email.

To ensure fair and impartial practices, the State of Colorado requires that every circulator re-review the training videos and re-pass the voter registration test each year. The training and test are located on the Colorado Secretary of State web site here.

Then every circulator should bring a signed training acknowledgment document for 2018 the first time volunteering for voter registration and give the document to Gladys Hodges, who will keep it on file for the year.

Directions: Turn north onto Revere St. from Arapahoe Rd.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
 
  Equal Pay Day. Celebrate Equal Pay Day 2019. Read more on the National Committee on Pay Equity web site.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Heather Gardens
Rendezvous Restaurant Meeting Room
2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
Aurora, CO 80014
March East Arapahoe Unit Meeting - RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 4. This month the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties unit meeting will address the topic of Immigration. We will cover the National Issues Forum's "Coming to America: Who Should We Welcome, What Should We Do?".

To prepare for these meetings, please go to their
web site

All current and prospective members are invited to attend any unit meetings. For more information, contact Marlu Burkamp at email.
Friday, April 5, 2019
 
  Deadline For Initiatives To Be Submitted to Colorado Secretary of State. This is the last day to submit a draft to the Secretary of State of a 2019 proposed initiative to be heard by the Title Board if the initiative is to be voted on in November.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
 
  Deadline For Initiatives To Be Heard By Colorado Secretary of State Title Board. This is the date of the last Colorado Secretary of State Title Board hearing for measures that will appear on the 2019 Coordinated Election ballot.
Monday, April 22, 2019
 
  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 2019's theme of protecting threatened and endangered species on the Earth Day Network web site.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Koelbel Public Library
Meeting Room B
5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80121
April All Member Meeting. The April League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Combined All Member Meeting will address the topic of Homelessness.

For more information, contact Sonya Pennock at 303-794-0430, email.
Friday, May 3, 2019
 
  Colorado General Assembly Session Close. The 2019 Colorado Legislative session must end by May 3, 2019.
Friday, May 31, 2019-Saturday, June 1, 2019
9:00 a.m. Friday - 3:00 p.m. Saturday
Holiday Inn Denver East Stapleton
3333 Quebec St
Denver, CO 80207
LWVCO 2019 Convention. League leaders, future and present, are invited to participate in the League of Women Voters of Colorado 2019 Convention. Training sessions, including leadership training, will be offered to current and future local league leaders prior to the start of the Convention. More detailed information on sessions and speakers will be available in April.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
 
The Palm Restaurant
In the Westin Hotel
1672 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80202
LWVCO Annual Leader of Democracy Award Reception. The Come celebrate with us at the League of Women Voters of Colorado 2019 Leader of Democracy Award Reception. We will honor Wayne Williams, former Colorado Secretary of State, for his strong work in making Colorado the safest place to vote, and we'll honor FairMaps, the nonprofit leading the efforts on the successful Y&Z campaigns, as this year's LWVCO Leader of Democracy honorees.

This is the signature fundraising event for our State League. The cost is $100, $70 of which is tax deductible, and includes the hors d'oeuvres and wine.

Complimentary valet parking is available at the Westin Denver Downtown hotel.

For more information and to register, visit the LWVCO web site.

Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
To be determined LWVADC Annual Meeting. The 49th League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties members' Annual Meeting will feature a guest speaker and member voting on important decisions.
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.
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.
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.
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.