VOTE BUTTON FROM WORDThe Fall-like weather brings back football, changing leaves, and of course, kicks the election campaign season in to high gear.  Your voice matters, and AARP can help you make informed choices before you head to the polls November 4th.  There are a number of ways to learn where the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to you and your family.

AARP South Dakota is proud to join with South Dakota Public Broadcasting and the South Dakota News Paper Association to bring you televised candidate debates, and help you learn about the candidates who want to represent you in Pierre and in Washington.    During the month of September, tune in to the “Meet the Candidates” series on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.  Programs will feature candidates running for the state legislature.  Check your local listings or watch on the web.

Want the candidates to address the issues that matter most to you? Email us your questions, then tune in to the candidate  debates on SDPB TV every Thursday in October.

Candidate Debates:

October 9: Governor
October 16: United States House
October 23: United States Senate
October 30: Profiles of candidates for Secretary of State, Attorney General, and summary of ballot initiatives.

All programs air at 8 p.m. CT/7 p.m. MT on SDPB TV.

Also, check out the AARP voter guides.   Find out where candidates stand on issues important to people 50 and older, including Caregiving, Medicare, Social Security and Financial Security. You can even print or email the information to use as a reference when you vote.

Finally,  need to know WHERE to vote?  Check out the South Dakota Secretary of State’s website for polling locations, voter registration and other election information.   And don’t forget to VOTE November 4, 2014.  Make your voice count.


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