Annual Picnic


Our Annual Kickoff Picnic!
Thursday, August 25, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
3109 Greenridge Rd.*, Columbia

Our LWV will celebrate the return of our members and welcome prospective members at our annual kickoff picnic. This is a great time to learn what our committees are planning for the fall, to re-connect with other League members and to introduce potential members to the League.

Bring a friend, neighbor or colleague to the picnic and introduce them to the League
We will provide sub sandwiches, drinks and tableware. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

*Greenridge Rd. runs south off of Blue Ridge Rd. (near its eastern end).
You can get to Blue Ridge Rd. heading north via Providence Rd., Rangeline Rd., or Oakland Gravel Rd.

Protect Your Vote


Protect Your Vote

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
7:00 p.m.



Denise Lieberman, Advancement Project
Plus additional panelists

Jim Robertson, Managing Editor, Columbia Daily Tribune, will moderate.

This show will focus on the potential for registered voters to lose their right to vote if Amendment 6 passes on the November 8 Missouri ballot.

This program will be replayed on CAT TV (Mediacom Channel 85; Charter Communications Channel 983; and CenturyTel Prism Channel 98). Replay times on CAT TV are at 7 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.) The program will be available on the League website ( a few days after the show or at

Primary Election Candidates – Boone County


Primary Election – Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For specific information about voting, including who and what will be on your primary election ballot,  check the Boone County Clerk’s website:

Click here for a list of local county candidates and links to their websites (if available):
Primary Election-2016-candidates

New to voting in primary elections in Boone County or Missouri? Learn the 10 Things To Know About Primary Elections.


Primary Election Forums

Primary Election Forums
(Contested Races)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Columbia Public Library — Friends Room
6:30 p.m. (refreshments at 6:00 p.m.)

Moderator: Renee Hulshoff, KFRU

Boone County Commissioner – Southern District
Democrats: Ted Farnen, Trevor Fowler, Brianna Lennon, Ann Peters, and Sid Sullivan
Republicans: Matt Cavanaugh, Fred Parry and  James Pounds


Thursday, July 14, 2016
Columbia Public Library — Friends Room
6:30 p.m. (refreshments at 6:00 p.m.)

Moderator: David Lile, KFRU

13th Judicial Court
Democrats: Deborah Daniels and Jeff Harris

State House of Representatives, District 46
Democrats: Cathy Richards and Martha Stevens

Boone County Public Administrator
Democrats: Sonja Boone and Chimene Schwach

Ballot Issues

Prop. 1 – Proposed increase in Columbia Hotel Tax

Pro: Matt McCormick, Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Con: Glyn Laverick, Columbia Hotel Association

Prop. 2 – Continuation of Sales Tax on sales of out of state vehicle purchases
Mike Matthes, Columbia City Manager


The public is invited to these election forums, cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library. The date of the primary election is August 2, 2016.


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