— AARP Maine is a nonpartisan organization and we encourage all our members, and all Maine voters, to  vote. Our Maine Votes Series will help our members access the information they need to cast their vote on November 8th. Election Day is only a week away, and candidates are making a final push to get out the vote. These are great opportunities to discuss the issues that are important to you and your loved ones. Here’s what you, our members have …

— AARP Maine is a nonpartisan organization and we encourage all our members, and all Maine voters, to  vote. Our Maine Votes Series will help our members access the information they need to cast their vote on November 8th. Many of us decide early who we are voting for on the top of the ticket- the President and Vice President, and Congressional delegates. Many of us enter the voting booth and are less confident as we move down the ballot. Remember, …

— AARP Maine is a nonpartisan organization and we encourage all our members, and all Maine voters, to  vote. Our Maine Votes Series will help our members access the information they need to cast their vote on November 8th. Maine has 530 new accessible voting machines called Express Vote. Express Vote machines are units with a display screen, controllers in various shapes, headsets and a ballot printer. Express Vote provides the voter an audio and visual ballot. To increase awareness of these new …

— AARP Maine is a nonpartisan organization and we encourage all our members, and all Maine voters, to  vote. Our Maine Votes Series will help our members access the information they need to cast their vote on November 8th. Voting absentee is an option to any registered Maine voter, and may be a preferred option for those who are unable to easily access the polls on Election Day. Maine citizens who are registered to vote may request an absentee ballot in a …

— AARP Maine is a nonpartisan organization and we encourage all our members, and all Maine voters, to  vote. Our Maine Votes Series will help our members access the information they need to cast their vote on November 8th. Maine Department of the Secretary of State provides a Maine Citizen’s Guide to help voters learn about the questions that will appear on the ballot. Question 1: Citizen’s Initiative Do you want to allow the possession and use of marijuana under state …

— Tip O’Neil, the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives during the ’80s is thought to have coined the phrase, “Social Security is the third rail of American politics.” O’Neil, of course, was referencing the electrified third rail of a train track and relating it to an issue that is so charged that is therefore untouchable by politicians, else they suffer politically. That’s how important the Social Security program and policy was to American leaders thirty years ago. But is it …

— Don’t forgot to vote today! Candidate information: Click here for a complete list of candidates running for the State House of Representatives, and click here for a complete list of candidates running for the State Senate (click on the June 14th, 2016 Senate Primary list). Where do I vote? Visit the Maine Voter Information Lookup Service to find your polling location, current elected officials, and current candidates. This website also provides the name and contact information for your municipal clerk, …

— On Election Day, November 3rd, vote YES on Question 2 on the statewide ballot for affordable senior housing. Last spring, a woman in her 80’s called an affordable housing developer because she needed to move into a more accessible and affordable home, and she was told she would have to wait for 5 or 6 years. She said, I don’t have that kind of time to wait, and hung up. Today, 9,000 older Mainers are on a waiting list for …