The League of Women Voters invites all La Plata County residents to a forum for candidates for offices in La Plata County from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Durango City Council Chambers. The offices to be filled at this election are county commissioner, district one; treasurer; sheriff; coroner; clerk & recorder; assessor; and surveyor. Incumbents in the last three offices are running unopposed. Candidates for all these offices (except surveyor) will participate in the forum.
Those attending the forum will be able to ask written questions of the candidates. For those unable to attend, the forum will be televised live on CitySpan 10, rebroadcast multiple times, and streamed on the Durango City website. The Durango Public Library will have a DVD copy for circulation.
Election Day is Nov. 4. This is a mail ballot election, with ballots mailed to all active, registered voters in the county the week of Oct. 13, 2014. Ballots may be returned to the County Clerk's office by mail, or delivered to several ballot drop off locations or Voter Service and Polling Centers. Go to the La Plata website (http://www.co.laplata.co.us) for more information and addresses and dates of operation of these locations.
The league strongly urges all eligible voters to educate themselves about the issues and candidates and vote. One vote can make a difference.
Trish Pegram, board member
League of Women Voters of La Plata County