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Larimer County, Colorado

Welcome to
LWV Larimer County

Empowering Voters
Defending Democracy

The League of Women Voters of Larimer County is a nonprofit, non-partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government; works to increase understanding of major public policy issues; and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Our members, women and men ages 16 and up, volunteer their time year round to help Make Democracy Work!

We are a member of the national League of Women Voters which was formed when women finally gained the right to vote in 1920. Throughout the League’s nearly 100 year history and working in all states, the League focus has been to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans. It never endorses, supports or opposes any political candidate or political party.

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Candidate Forums

Poudre School District Board of Education Candidate Forum
October  6  7-9 PM

A virtual forum hosted by Fort Collin FCTV Watch on Comcast Channels 14 & 881 or via Live Stream from FCTV website.
YouTube Video of PSD Candidate Forum

City of Loveland Mayor and City Council Candidate Forum

October  7   7-9 PM

An in-person forum hosted by the City of Loveland in the City Council Chambers. Forum can also be viewed on Comcast Channels 16 & 880 or Live Stream from the City of Loveland’s website.
Video of Loveland Mayor and City Council Forum

Thompson School District Board of Education Candidate Forum

October  12   7-9 PM

A virtual forum hosted by the Loveland Public Library. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 Video of Thompson SB Forum

Local Ballot Issues

Public Ballot Issues Presentation

October 14  7-9 pm

A virtual presentation of the three state-wide ballot issues, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Larimer County. Registration is required through the League calendar.
Ballot Issues Presentation - 10/14/2021

Ballot Issues Summaries

Berthoud 6D Library Tax 
Wellington 2A Parks Funding     Wellington 2B Marijuana Sales     Wellington 300 Marijuana Tax

Statewide Ballot Issues

There are three ballot issues on the state-wide ballot.  The League of Women Voters Colorado has prepared a pamphlet explaining the pros and cons of these issues.

Colorado Statewide Ballot Issues  Fall 2021      2021 Colorado Ballot Issues Spanish

We invite you to:

  • Join our dynamic members – men and women – to study issues, learn, engage in civil deliberations and take action. We provide members with training and tools so that they can feel empowered to speak out on issues.
  • Use the resources on this website to educate and empower yourself.
  • Join us at our public events.

Political but Non-Partisan

Since its founding, the League of Women Voters committed to neither support or oppose any political party or candidate for public office. This tradition continues today to ensure that the League’s voice is heard above the tumult of party politics. The nonpartisan policy has added strength to the League’s position on issues. It has made possible wide acceptance of League voter service and other educational activities.

Nonpartisan means that the League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates or appointees. All League members need to remember that the League’s reputation for fairness is long-standing and hard-won and needs to be guarded. We invite you to read more about our Non-Partisan Policy

Although we DO NOT support candidates, we do research, recommend, and support ballot issues that are supported by League positions.

The League is a political organization and encourages members to participate fully in the party of their choice.  It is an advantage to the League to have politically active members, and equally important, it can be a personally satisfying experience.

“In the League of Women Voters we have an anomaly; we are going to be a semi-political body. We want political things; we want legislation; we’re going to educate for citizenship. In that body we have got to be non-partisan and all-partisan. Democrats from Alabama and Republicans from New Hampshire must work for the same things.”

Carrie Chapman Catt at the League’s founding in Chicago, 1920

What does this mean for Members?

Individual League members are encouraged to be politically active. However, when they participate in partisan activities, they may not identify themselves as League members.

A League will be a strong and effective political force to the degree that it can deal with and accept controversy and live with uncertainty.

Keep in mind that conflict of interest may arise between a “board” member’s paid employment and her or his role in the League. Visit with a member of the Administrative Team with any concerns or questions you may have.

League Statements

No member (including officers) may speak for the League unless they have first obtained review and approval by a majority of Administrative Team of the proposed statement.

Key Member Restrictions

Certain individuals who have high public visibility as officers or leaders of the League (Key Members) are restricted from partisan activity. Members can review the details in our Member Notebook.

The League of Women Voters Larimer County
is part of

The League of Women Voters Colorado and
The League of Women Voters US