In preparation for this year’s local elections, AARP Indiana hosted the Indianapolis candidates for mayor, Mayor Joe Hogsett and State Senator Jim Merritt, for “60 Minutes with the Candidates.”
While next year’s presidential election is garnering more and more attention, it’s important to remember that here in Marion County, there’s a critical election coming this year.
While next year’s presidential election is garnering more and more attention, it’s important to remember that in Fort Wayne and in communities across the state, there’s a critical election coming this year.
AARP Indiana is helping promote citizen participation in the Nov. 5 election with video voter guides, featuring five-minute interviews with four mayoral candidates: Democrat Joe Hogsett and Republican Jim Merritt in Indianapolis, and Democrat Tom Henry and Republican Tim Smith in Fort Wayne.
AARP Indiana recently conducted two separate tele-town halls with both major party candidates for U.S. Senate. Senator Joe Donnelly participated on September 10, and Mike Braun participated on September 12. The forums were a part of AARP’s “Be the Difference. Vote” campaign.
At AARP, we have 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.
This year all Indiana congressional seats, along with a U.S. Senate seat, are on the ballot. All 100 seats in the state House of Representatives and 25 Senate seats are up for election. The voter registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Absentee-in-person voting is available beginning Wednesday, Oct. 10, at county election board offices.
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