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Published On 12/21/2023
Partisan mailing from a Super PAC in Boulder's mayoral election.
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The Voter Newsletter

Published On 6/5/2024
In This Issue:

Presidents' Letter
Annual Meeting Report
Fundraising Opportunity - Duck Raffle
WHY I VOTE- VOICES OF OUR COMMUNITY
Awareness, Safety, and Security Training
Time for Vote411 Signs
Election Kickoff August 21
Climate Action Team Update
LWVCO Study Opportunity
Legislative Action Team Wrap-Up
Membership
A Tale of Two Cities: Boulder (IRV) and Eugene (STAR)
In Memory: Barbara "Barby" Moutee
In Memory: Florence "Flodie" Anderson
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Published On 6/2/2024
Introducing WHY I VOTE - VOICES OF OUR COMMUNITY
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Published On 6/2/2024
Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 6-9pm
Louisville Fire Station 1

As organizers and participants of community events, we have a responsibility to do our best to ensure that everyone feels welcome & safe.
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Published On 6/2/2024
A report and pictures from our annual meeting
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Published On 10/1/2023
I’m Stacie Johnson, the new voter service director, who is attempting to follow the great leadership of my predecessor Emma Pillar and many others. The election season is upon us and as such there are many League volunteers and leaders working hard behind the scenes to inform and educate voters.
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Published On 10/1/2023
The Energizing Young Voters Initiative has put together a 30 minute presentation to motivate the largest block of nonvoters - 19-23 year old Americans - to VOTE! It is led by Pirie Jensen and includes Jenny Bisha, PhD and Claudia Imhoff.
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Published On 10/1/2023
The City of Longmont will be having the community’s annual Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival on Saturday, October 14th, from 11 am to 3pm, in the Downtown area of 4th Avenue and Main Street. The festival kicks off several community activities and exhibits that will occur during the remaining weeks of October and when the Day of the Dead is traditionally observed on November 1st and November 2nd.
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Published On 10/1/2023
An important component in performing the League’s mission of informing and empowering voters is VOTE411.org. The website platform has many functions and services, with the primary focus being the League’s non-partisan voters’ guide. At the local level, the League of Women Voters of Boulder County takes part in providing resource information to VOTE411 applicable to Boulder County voters.
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Published On 10/1/2023
What is happening with PFAs and PFOs, “the forever chemicals”? These are the per – and polyfluoroalkyl substances used in just about everything we use. These chemicals are in 12,000 plus compounds and have been around for decades.
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Published On 10/1/2023
On September 19th LWVBC was pleased to host the City of Boulder’s 2023 Election Changes event with City Clerk Elesha Johnson and County Clerk Molly Fitzpatrick at the Boulder JCC.
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Published On 8/28/2023
In early August, the Boulder County Commissioners announced their plan to raise the minimum wage from $13.65 to $15.70/hour on January 1, 2024. This would cover unincorporated Boulder County, which includes Gunbarrel, Niwot, Hygiene, and various rural areas.
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Published On 7/31/2023
In recent years, LWVBC has been successfully involved in Boulder and Longmont to help increase the wages of municipal workers and contractors to a living wage. Since 2019, Colorado law has allowed local governments to raise the minimum wage for all workers, not just municipal employees.
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Voting Methods Team

Published On 6/3/2024
Eugene, Oregon and Boulder, Colorado are similar-sized university cities in the western U.S. They are typically regarded as peer cities. They recently held elections revolving around a new voting method. The ballot contests and results were quite different, but the campaigning had some similarities.
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Published On 5/5/2024
In our previous article, we highlighted the misleading nature of reporting multi-winner city council contests, and advocated for a shift to presenting a candidate’s support as a percentage of ballots rather than a percentage of votes. Continuing this discussion, we delve deeper into how our current reporting approach can hide serious ballot design flaws, which can be responsible for changing the outcomes of elections! These examples underscore the crucial need for consistent and transparent reporting of election results.
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Published On 4/28/2024
A Review of "The Primary Solution: Rescuing Our Democracy from the Fringes"
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Published On 12/5/2023
We all just participated in our annual November election, and the Voting Methods Team is here to analyze the election through the lens of voting methods. Boulder County election results are available here.

Let’s tackle some of the questions about local elections that we’ve heard during this election season. We’ll cover questions on Boulder (and touching on Broomfield), Longmont, and the St Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD), and conclude with general questions that pertain to multiple jurisdictions, including the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD).
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Published On 12/5/2023
"Candidate vote counts in multi-winner plurality contests should be reported as a percent of ballots for better public understanding of support for candidates."  So says our updated LWVBC’s Voting Methods position.  In the November election, Boulder County had 4 multi-winner contests: Boulder Council, Lafayette Council, Superior Home Rule Charter Commission and a vote-for-up-to-2 contest for Louisville Council Ward 3.
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Published On 7/31/2023
To prepare City of Boulder voters for election changes this fall, LWVBC is teaming up with Boulder County Clerk Molly Fitzpatrick and City of Boulder Clerk Elesha Johnson.
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