The League of Women Voters of La Plata County will hold a candidate forum from 7 to 8 p.m. June 9 at the Durango City Council Chambers, 949 E. Second Ave., Durango, for candidates for the office of 6th Judicial District district attorney in the Democratic primary election.
The candidates are Christian Champagne and Ben Lammons. This is the only contested primary election for offices in La Plata County. There is no Republican candidate for this office.
Those attending the forum will be able to ask written questions of the candidates. It may be viewed live on Durango Government Television, DGOV, on Charter Cable channels 191 and 981HD in Durango, and, by antenna, on channel 10.1 in Durango and La Plata County. It may be streamed at durangogov.org/DGOV and there will be a DVD available for viewing at the Durango Public Library.
Primary Election Day is June 28. To vote in a primary election, you must affiliate with a political party. If you are already affiliated with a party and want to change, you must do so before Tuesday in order to vote in that party’s primary this June. If you are not yet affiliated with a party, you can do so by June 20 and still receive a mail ballot.
After this date, you can still affiliate with a party at any of the county’s voter service and polling centers, and vote in person. These are located at the La Plata County Fairgrounds and county clerk’s offices in Bodo Park and Bayfield. Any affiliated voter can cast a ballot in person at these centers from June 20 to 28.
Participation in the 2016 primary election will not affect your eligibility to vote in the 2016 general election. Register at the County Clerk’s Office or on-line at www.govotecolorado.com.
For more information, visit the elections page at www.co.laplata.co.us. 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