AARP hosted I ndiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson on the evening of July 18 th for a telephone town hall to discuss the upcoming election in November. Callers from across the state asked questions ranging from how to request an absentee ballot to what Indiana is doing to protect the security of Hoosiers’ votes.
Hoosiers can visit indianavoters.com for more information registering to vote, updating their voting information and find out who’s on the ballot.
AARP has a proud 32-year history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues important to our members and their families, so they can make their own decisions on Election Day.
It’s important that more Hoosiers make their voices heard. Here in Indiana, nearly 400,000 fewer voters 50+ voted in the 2014 midterm elections as they did in the 2016 presidential election. Just this year, only 20 percent of eligible voters participated in this past May’s primary.
It is because of these low turnout numbers that, AARP has launched “Be the Difference. Vote,” a multifaceted campaign designed to maximize the influence of America’s 50-plus voters. The campaign seeks to get the largest possible turnout of voters, age 50-plus to the polls in the November general election. It will also put front and center issues like Medicare security and family caregiving, along with other topics of particular interest to older voters.