Local “Meet The Candidates” TONIGHT, September 26
Ready or not, the political season is in full swing, as candidates and ballot pushers make their march toward November 8: Election Day. While a majority of political animals will be preparing to watch the first of four presidential debates tonight, Lake County will have its own version at tonight’s “Meet The Cadidates.” Hosted by the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce, this political event gives residents a chance to hear from local, state, and national candidates, as well as representatives with ballot initiatives that voters will find at the polls. Meet The Candidates Night will be held TONIGHT, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. up at Colorado Mountain College, in the Climax Leadership Center.
The evening provides voters with an opportunity to get to know the candidates and their views on various issues. For a copy of the Lake County Certified Ballot: CLICK.
Attendees will also have a chance to submit their questions. If you are a registered Lake County voter and have a question, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be submitted for Meet The Candidates. As always, questions need to be issue-related and not pointed to one particular candidate so that each candidate has the opportunity to answer.
Leadville Today will also be recording this evening’s event and have it available on the website for voters who cannot attend. Stay Tuned! Stay Informed! VOTE on Tuesday, Nov. 8!
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Texting to Register to Vote Now Option in Colorado
In other political news, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is offering yet another innovative method to access voter registration: texting.
Eligible Coloradans can simply text the word “Colorado” or “CO” to “2Vote” (28683) on their smartphones, and then open the link to the SOS’ online voter registration and election information site. It’s that easy.
“It’s one-stop shopping for all the elections information anyone would need,” Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said. “In today’s on-demand society, we’re staying one step ahead addressing the needs of millennials, Gen-Xers and anyone who wants information immediately.”
Coloradans can text to register, update their address, change their party affiliation, view their sample ballot 45 days before an election or check the status of their voted ballot. They can also get important dates and deadlines pertaining to Nov. 8 general election or future elections.
FREE Legal Resource Day This Friday, Sept. 30
Have questions about estate planning, divorce cases, appeals or adoptions? Wondering how to seal your case or collect on a legal judgment? The Colorado Judicial Department is providing a variety of free resources in five locations around the state on Legal Resource Day, this Friday, Sept. 30.
Recognizing that an increasing number of Coloradans each year choose to represent themselves in legal matters that can be intimidating and overwhelming without an attorney’s help, the Judicial Department remains committed to providing self-represented litigants the information and education they need to be prepared to appear before a judge.
Legal Resource Day is one way the Colorado Judicial Department provides that assistance. On Sept. 30, volunteer lawyers and others will teach sessions in Denver, Grand Junction, Breckenridge, Fort Collins and Pueblo.
“Legal Resource Day helps ensure people representing themselves can come to the courtroom prepared to navigate processes and procedures effectively,” Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy E. Rice said. “When pro se litigants are well-prepared, that also helps the courts efficiently handle the rest of their business, so I sincerely hope many people will come to learn more about the judicial system.”
Chief Justice Rice will kick off Legal Resource Day at 10 a.m. with opening remarks at the Denver City and County Building (1437 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80202) to welcome participants and provide an overview of the sessions being offered.
Courthouses celebrating Legal Resource Day are:
- Denver District Court, 1437 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80202, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Mesa County Justice Center, 125 N. Spruce St., Grand Junction, CO 81501, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Summit County Justice Center, 501 N. Park Ave., Breckenridge, CO 80424, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Larimer County Justice Center, 201 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80521, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Dennis Maes Pueblo Judicial Building, 501 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo, CO 81003, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Times for the hour-long sessions will vary by location. Interpreters will be available. Information on specific sessions for each of the participating courthouses is available HERE. Registration is recommended but not required. Sessions include:
- Estate planning
- Courtroom procedures, service, form etiquette, captions
- Myth busters for divorce cases
- Collections and garnishments
- How to seal a case
- Guardianship and conservatorship matters
- Drafting parenting plans
Legal Resource Day is sponsored by the Colorado Judicial Branch and Colorado Judicial Institute.