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Date: 10/15/2021
Subject: Your October Issue of The Voter: The Voice of LWVCO
From: Beth Hendrix

Colorado Voter
• OCTOBER 2021 

2021 Election Information
Prepare for Election Day on November 2!
Friday, Oct. 15: Last day that ballots can be mailed to you. If you haven't received yours by Oct. 20, contact your county clerk's office for a replacement.
Thursday, Oct. 21: LWVCO recommends mailing your ballot by today to avoid potential postal delays. 
Monday, Oct. 25: Minimum number of polling centers must be open to the public
Tuesday, Oct. 26: Minimum number of drop boxes must be available
Tuesday, Nov. 2: Election Day! All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. to be counted.

LWVCO has provided a 2021 Ballot Issues Toolkit in our Document Library! This content explores the three statewide issues for the upcoming election with nonpartisan explanations of each measure and summaries of their pros and cons.
There are booklets (available in English and Spanish) as well as presentations and infographics. We hope you find these tools useful as we educate and empower voters for Election Day!

Are you familiar with BallotTrax? This program notifies voters by phone, email or text message about the status of their mailed ballot from when it gets sent to the voter to when it is received and accepted for counting. More than 1.6 million voters used BallotTrax in 2020 to follow their ballots. "This type of innovation ensures that our elections remain the country’s gold standard," Jena Griswold, Colorado Secretary of State, said.


If you enrolled in BallotTrax last year, you are automatically registered for the service this year. If you would like to sign up, please visit the appropriate link below based on your location.

City and County of Denver

All other Colorado counties

Ballot Issue Presentations

Learn more about the state and local issues on the ballot this year!
Saturday, Oct. 16 - 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16 - 10:00 a.m.

LWV Pikes Peak Region

Saturday, Oct. 23 - 1:00 p.m.

Candidate Forums

Learn more about your candidates for city councils and school boards!
Saturday, Oct. 16 - 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 17 - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 18 - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 19 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 - 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 - 6:30 p.m.

Other Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Oct. 19
5:30 p.m. - Keeping Elections Accessible & Secure [LWV Chaffee County]
6:45 p.m. - White Supremacy & Hate Groups In Colorado [LWV Arapahoe & Douglas Counties]
Wednesday, Oct. 20
10:00 a.m. - Learn With The League: Jane DeDecker, Sculptor [LWV Estes Park]
Thursday, Oct. 21

Strengthening The Public Health System
Wednesday, Oct. 27
5:00 p.m.
LWV Larimer County

The need to de-politicize public health has been shown in the many attempts to override public health expertise and evidence in favor of political expediency.

Glen Mays, PhD, MPH: Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy at Colorado School of Public Health
Tom Gonzales, MPH, REHS: Public Health Director of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment
Jeff Zayach, MS: Former Executive Director of the Boulder County Public Health Department
Jackie Brown, RN, MSN, FNP: Former Public Health Director for Prowers County
Rep. Cathy Kipp: House District 52, Larimer County
Lee Thielen, MPA: Former Associate Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment


General Resources

The Colorado Secretary of State's Office is proposing a new online platform that would combine functions for campaign finance and lobbying disclosures. Read more.
The Statewide Water Education Action Plan (SWEAP) is conducting a survey in Colorado with the help of researchers from CU Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. The survey will assess state residents' awareness, knowledge and behaviors related to water usage. These results will help water education organizations to better meet the needs of their communities. Completing the survey by Wednesday, Oct. 20 will also enter you in a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card.
Join LWV California for Drive Clean With The League, a webinar about electric vehicles and their myths, benefits and incentives. There are two presentations: Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Are you interested in supporting the League at the national level? LWVUS is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2024 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Submit your materials by Friday, Oct. 29 -- apply here for the Board or the Committee.
Colorado Gives Day is coming on Tuesday, Dec. 7! Did you know that you can schedule your donation to LWVCO in advance? Starting Monday, Nov. 1, you can set up your gift early to have it process automatically on CGD. Learn more!

Around The State

LWV Chaffee County Announces Fundraiser
The annual poinsettia sale, a fundraiser for LWV Chaffee County, opens on Monday, Nov. 1.
All money raised is kept locally by this League to support their programs and services. Sales will close on Saturday, Nov. 20, so be sure to place your orders early. Contact Ellen Olson for more information or any questions.
The fundraiser will feature the following items:
  • Red poinsettias (small and large)
  • White poinsettias (small and large)
  • Glitter poinsettias (small)
  • 6" Christmas cactus (new this year!)

LWV Greeley-Weld County Debuts Museum Exhibit
The Greeley History Museum opened an exhibit last week dedicated to the League's presence in Greeley and Weld County.
Originally known as the Women Citizens League upon its founding in 1931, learn more about the origins and evolution of the Greeley League as well as some fascinating stories about key figures in the region's political history.
This unique, memorable exhibit will be on display through April 16.

Donor Recognition

We could not perform the vital work of empowering voters and defending democracy without the generous contributions of our members and the public. Please visit our website for a list of our most recent donors. Thank you all for your support!


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