Monthly Archives: October 2014

New Voting Tool

We are posting this voting tool which has been created by Google and the Pew Charitable Trust, with the cooperation of voting officials nationwide. It provides another way to find your polling place and find out where and how to register to vote.

Statewide Ballot Issues – November 2014

The League of Women Voters of Missouri
Statewide Ballot Issues – November 4, 2014

LWVMO – Recommends “Vote NO” on Amendment 3, 6 and 10

Amendment 2 Missouri Evidence in Sexual Crimes Against Minors
Ballot language: “Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that it will be permissible to allow relevant evidence of prior criminal acts to be admissible in prosecutions for crimes of a sexual nature involving a victim under eighteen years of age? If more resources are needed to defend increased prosecutions additional costs to governmental entities could be at least $1.4 million annually, otherwise the fiscal impact is expected to be limited.”

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General Election Forums

The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County will present two general election forums for the November 4th ballot.

Candidate Forum

Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. (refreshments at 6:00 p.m.) at the Columbia Public Library – Friends Room.

This forum will feature candidates in the November general election in races for Boone County Recorder of Deeds and Boone County Collector; Boone County Presiding Commissioner; Division 5 Associate Judge; and State Representatives for the 44th and 47th District Representative. Candidates running unopposed will not be included in the forum.

David Lile from KFRU will moderate this forum and KFRU will broadcast the event live.


Ballot Issues Forum

Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. (refreshments at 6:00 p.m.) at the Columbia Public Library – Friends Room.

This forum will focus on the four proposed State Constitutional amendments (Early Voting; Teacher Evaluation; Governor’s Budget; Admitting Prior Criminal Acts in Court); and Columbia Prop 1 (Property Tax for Safety) and Prop 2 (Increase Developer’s Fees). The League is arranging for pro and con speakers on all issues; if speakers are not available, the League will provide pro and con information.

Renee Hulshof will moderate the ballot issue forum and KFRU will re-broadcast the event afterward.

Both events, which are free and open to the public, are cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

Lunch & Learn – October 15, 2014

Lunch & Learn!

“What lessons should Columbia and Missouri learn from Ferguson?”

Guest Speaker: Representative Stephen Webber

Wednesday, October 15

12 to 1 pm.

HyVee Meeting room*

405 E. Nifong Boulevard, Columbia MO (Corner South Providence and Nifong)

Members and guests are welcome!


You can purchase food from the Hy-Vee deli department and have lunch while you learn.

*The meeting room is on the second floor. Enter the door on the west side of the store, closest to Providence Road, and before you enter the actual store use the stairs or elevator to get to the second floor.