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Date: 11/12/2021
Subject: Your November Issue of The Voter: The Voice of LWVCO
From: Beth Hendrix

Colorado Voter
• NOVEMBER 2021 

2021 Election Summary

Another coordinated state election has come and gone, but Colorado voters made their voices heard. See the full results here.


With all 64 counties reporting, 1,550,990 ballots were cast -- just under 40% of registered voters statewide.


For state ballot issues, all three measures were defeated.

Amendment 78: Legislative Authority For Spending State Money
Yes = 43% / No = 57%
Proposition 119: Learning Enrichment & Academic Progress Program
Yes = 46% / No = 54%
Proposition 120: Property Tax Assessment Rate Reduction
Yes = 43% / No = 57%

Remaining Election Timeline
  • Nov. 12: Last day for verification and counting of provisional ballots
  •  Nov. 15: The Secretary of State will hold a public meeting at 9 a.m. to establish the random seed for use with the risk-limiting audit and notify the counties of the selected ballots.
  • Nov. 23: County audit boards have until 5 p.m. to sign and submit the results of the risk-limiting audit.
  • Nov. 29: Last day for the Secretary of State to compile and total returns from all counties and order recounts, if any
  • Nov. 30: Last day for an interested party to request a recount at their own expense
  • Dec. 2: First day that county clerks may stop video surveillance of designated areas for the election, unless there is a recount. This is also the deadline for counties with populations over 50,000 to report their wait times at voter service and polling centers.
  • Dec. 30: Deadline for county clerks to report to the Secretary of State the number of ballot return envelopes with discrepant signatures that were forwarded to district attorney for investigation

Call For Volunteers

Do you enjoy event planning and raising money for a good cause? LWVCO is seeking volunteers for the planning committee that organizes Leader of Democracy, our annual spring fundraiser.


If you are interested in participating in this signature event, please email your name and contact information to Laura Baker, Operations Manager, or call the LWVCO office at 303-863-0437 to talk with Laura about how to help. Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events

When women run for office, they win just as often as men win. So why aren’t there more women in office? Because they don’t run. Join us!

Advocacy Training
Saturday, Nov. 20
10:00 a.m.
Presented By LWV Colorado
Are you interested in joining our Legislative Action Committee (LAC) or increasing your involvement as a current LAC member? Join us for an Advocacy Training session that will focus on some key areas of our government participation:
  • Explaining the difference between advocacy and lobbying
  • Understanding how bills work
  • Communicating and testifying about legislation

Addressing The Climate Emergency
Wednesday, Dec. 1
4:00 p.m.
Presented by LWV Colorado

You are invited to a special online forum to learn what measures are being considered in the state legislature for the upcoming session. Meet with legislators from across Colorado who are committed to environmental issues.

Nov. 15

1:30 p.m. - The Right To Vote: The National Context & Colorado's Story [Ethics & Ecological Economics Forum]

5:30 p.m. - Community By Conversation: Housing [LWV La Plata County]


Nov. 16

9:30 a.m. - West Slope Water Summit [LWV Uncompahgre Valley]

5:00 p.m. - Changes & Projections: Colorado In The 2020s [LWV Denver]

7:00 p.m. - Drinks & Dialogue [LWV Arapahoe & Douglas Counties]


Nov. 17

4:00 p.m. - Gendered Citizenship [Women & Politics Institute]

6:00 p.m. - Northern Colorado Deliberative Journalism Project [LWV Larimer County]

Nov. 18
6:30 p.m. - Teaching History In Schools: Challenges & Opportunities [LWV Greeley-Weld County]

Nov. 20

10:00 a.m. - Member Coffee [LWV Boulder County]

10:00 a.m. - Zoom Coffee For Members & Guests [LWV Estes Park]


Nov. 30
6:30 p.m. - Virtual Night Out With The Legislators [LWV Jefferson County]

Are any events missing from this list? Please notify to be included in our next email. Thank you!

General Resources

Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, Dec. 7! Set up your gift to LWVCO now and it will process automatically on CGD.
This is a special opportunity to donate because every gift you make (in advance or day-of) helps LWVCO unlock a portion of the $1.6 million incentive fund. For example, if we were to raise 1% of the total amount raised on CGD, we would receive an additional 1% of that $1.6 million!
Thank you for supporting our mission of educating and empowering voters statewide! Want to have an even greater impact? Consider setting up a monthly donation to LWVCO through Colorado Gives!

ACTION ALERT: The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA) still needs your help! Contact Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper NOW about your support. The JLVRAA will fully restore the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and ensure renewed oversight, accountability and justice in our democracy. We must ensure that every voter is treated fairly at the ballot box and has equal access to vote!
The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition (CFOIC) has revised and updated their guide to the state's "Sunshine Laws," which apply to open records and open meetings. This helpful guide is now available online in a searchable format that is also indexed by topic.
SAVE THE DATE: The League of Women Voters National Convention is happening June 23-26! The Convention will be a hybrid event that takes place virtually as well as in-person in downtown Denver. Learn more on the LWVUS website!

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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