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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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Election 2020  Fair Vote Colorado ZOOM Information Meeting

July 7   7:00pm-9:00pm

Ballot Initiative #271 – Fair Tax Colorado

LWVLC July General Meeting on ZOOM

Hosted by the LWVLC Education Team


Do you need more information before signing a petition to add Colorado Ballot Initiative #271 to the November 2020 ballot? 
Want to know how Initiative 271 would impact TABOR and school funding?

The Education Team of the League of Women Voters of Larimer County invites Colorado voters to an informative online presentation offered by a representative of Fair Tax Colorado to learn more about this proposed Initiative. Hear about how you can safely sign the petition to place Initiative 271 on the November ballot before the deadline in July.
Register in Advance for this Meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We encourage all Colorado voters to attend!

The League of Women Voters of Colorado supports Initiative 271 -- Fair Tax Colorado.

It saddens the League of Women Voters of Colorado a great deal to have to report that the Colorado Supreme Court just ruled against the use of online petition signature gathering. For all of you that went to work right away to get an online petition to support Initiative 271 -- the Fair Tax Initiative, to sign it, and to get it back, we wholeheartedly appreciate your efforts. So that your support and work don’t go totally for naught, you can still get a 40-line petition at Fair Tax Colorado and go through the usual procedure of gathering signatures (please note that not all 40 lines need to be filled out). 

To recap: As part of the emergency procedures authorized due to the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Polis signed an executive order to allow for online signature gathering, which the District Court upheld. The Colorado Supreme Court, however, disagrees. To briefly summarize their argument, they believe that the petition process should not be diluted because of the emergency and that basic laws should not be circumvented. 


Forty-line petitions are still available at Fair Tax Colorado; LWVCO encourages you to participate even more by gathering 40 signatures.


LWV Colorado Supports National Popular Vote


This crisis has increased interest in voting access and voting rights. It is more important than ever to do our best to educate ourselves about issues and candidates.  The League is committed to this critical work.
One important ballot issue this Fall is the National Popular Vote.  We invite you to learn more about this issue and the League's support of this issue.


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.

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 National Popular Vote!

Colorado Ballot Issue in 2020

The National Popular Vote would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across all 50 states and D.C.. The bill ensures that every vote, in every state, will matter in every presidential election.  The bill is a constitutionally conservative, state-based approach that preserves the Electoral College, preserves state control of elections, and preserves  the power of the states to control how the President is elected.

The LWVUS believes that the direct popular vote method for electing President and Vice-President is essential to representative government.  In 2010, the League adopted support of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact as an acceptable way to achieve the goal of the direct popular vote for election of the president and vice-president.

For more information,Election Reform 

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