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— Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible. Taking time off from work or overcoming physical disabilities can prevent many people from exercising their right to vote. And living in remote or rural communities can make getting to the polls particularly difficult. But with a little advance planning, you can make sure your vote is …

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— Our partnership with Kentucky Retired Teacher’s Association (KRTA) began in 2001 when the AARP Kentucky state office opened – and it’s stronger than ever today. KRTA and AARP have developed and enjoyed a trusted relationship based on our shared purpose. Critical issues are on the line in the 2018 midterm elections. State pensions, family caregiving, and prescription drug costs are just some of the issues KY educators care about. On Monday, October 29th at 7:20 p.m. EDT, join leaders from Kentucky …

— Second Out-of-State PAC Launches Political Attack Ad in Kentucky Congressional District  AARP Kentucky clarifies again it does not endorse candidates, have a political action committee (PAC), or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In response to another series of digital advertising released in Kentucky by an out-of-state PAC, VoteVets Action Fund, AARP again affirms it did not authorize or participate in the production and release of the ads now appearing in the states’ Sixth Congressional District. …

— AARP Kentucky is cosponsoring a free forum featuring Lexington’s mayoral candidates on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Lexington is one of four age-friendly communities in the state. This event is to inform voters about what makes a community age-friendly and where candidates stand on livability issues. WKYT-27 news anchor Bill Bryant will serve as the host. The forum will be livestreamed on Facebook at facebook.com/aarpkentucky. AARP Kentucky is one of three lead sponsors of the candidate forum, continuing the association’s more than …

— AARP Kentucky is returning to the Kentucky State Fair, although in a smaller capacity. This year, AARP will share a booth with KIPDA, the Area Agency on Aging. We will have volunteers at the booth each of the 11 days of the fair, and look forward to greeting our members from across the Commonwealth and surrounding states. And, since our fans were always a hit, we will bring them back with a voter engagement message! If you’re visiting the fair …

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— Partisan Super PAC Launches Political Ad in Kentucky Congressional District AARP Kentucky clarifies it does not endorse candidates, have a political action committee (PAC), or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (July 26, 2018)   In response to a new series of digital advertising released in Kentucky by House Majority PAC,  AARP affirms it did not authorize or participate in the production and release of the ads now appearing in the states’ Sixth Congressional District. “As the …

— AARP Kentucky is encouraging members to vote in the primary elections on Tuesday, May 22, and reminding them to carry identification, in case it is needed. Kentucky law requires poll workers to identify voters either by personal acquaintance or with a document such as a driver’s license, Social Security card, credit card or other form of identification. Races on the ballot include seats in both houses of the state legislature, the state Supreme Court and the U.S. House of Representatives, …

— The state is facing budget cuts, and AARP is fighting to keep the burden from falling on Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens. In September, Gov. Matt Blevin (R) asked most state agencies to cut their budgets by 17.4 percent to avert a $200 million shortfall. Although Medicaid payments would be exempt, most services administered by the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living would not. Kentucky ranks 50th among the states in the percentage of Medicaid long-term care dollars allocated to …

— In a recent AARP survey, 4 in 5 Kentucky voters ages 35-64 and of all political views expressed concerns about low retirement savings. More than half of private sector workers in Kentucky—almost 800,000 people—have no way to save for retirement through automatic payroll deductions. AARP Kentucky is asking lawmakers to create a Work and Save plan, which would make it easier for small businesses to offer their employees a way to save. The plan would be voluntary and portable, so …

—   On Saturday, March 5, 2016, the Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus is being held in 114 of 120 Kentucky counties across the Commonwealth. Voting will take place between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. local time. Only registered Kentucky Republicans are eligible to vote. The voting process is pretty similar to a typical Kentucky election.  You will be required to show identification, sign in, and vote by secret ballot.  This year however, assigned voting locations have changed. Most …