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Governor and Secretary of State Reach Historic Compromise on State’s Voting Plan

Protect Voters 50-Plus

Kentucky Governor and Secretary of State Reach Historic Compromise on State’s Voting Plan

Kentuckians’ health and safety placed ahead of partisanship during the pandemic.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. AARP Kentucky applauds Governor Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams for another historic and bipartisan compromise protecting Kentucky voters’ health and safety. AARP Kentucky is continuing its review of Kentucky’s voting plans released today, the compromise appears to address health concerns and provides Kentuckians more voting options.  

“AARP is pleased to see Governor Beshear and Secretary of State Adams reach this historic compromise. We are thankful that both heard our call on behalf of voters 50+ and for taking action to make sure voters 50+ whether they are working parents, family caregivers, or seniors in nursing homes – can vote safely and securely in November,” said Charlotte Whittaker, AARP Kentucky State President. “This is leadership we need to protect the health and financial security of voters 50+, especially during this pandemic.”

AARP launched its “Protect Voters 50+” campaign earlier in August to provide the information voters need about this year’s elections, including:           

  • Polling
  • Issue briefings 
  • Direct mail, text messaging, social media and paid media

AARP Kentucky will track key races, host livestreaming and tele-town hall events. State slection information will be provided through a full-scale digital effort, including,, AARP Now app, social media, and news alerts.

“Protect Voters 50+,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support and protect Kentuckians age 50 and up as they vote in the 2020 elections. The campaign will provide information on where candidates stand on issues that matter to Kentuckians 50-plus and help them cast their votes safely from home or in-person.

AARP has a proud 34-year history of non-partisan voter engagement and does not endorse or oppose candidates, nor does AARP make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. We encourage all Kentuckians to ask questions, so they understand where the candidates stand on important issues and make their own decisions on Election Day.

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About AARP AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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