— #BeTheDifference This year’s elections are some of the most important of our lifetimes. Why? Because Medicare, Social Security, healthcare and other critical issues are on the line. Help us send a strong message to candidates and politicians this election.  Make a pledge to VOTE. AARP’s Be The Difference. Vote. campaign encourages all Mainers to make their voices heard.  What are the issues of concern to you and to your family?  Every vote counts, and together, Mainers can hold politicians accountable regarding …

— Ready to hear from the candidates on the issues you care about?  Tune in on June 6th and 7th to Maine Public radio and television for their debate broadcasts. AARP Maine encourages you to #BeTheDifference and vote! Take the pledge and make your voice heard. Here is the Maine Public debate schedule:         RADIO DEBATE BROADCAST SCHEDULE TUESDAY 6/5 11AM – 60 MIN  YOUR VOTE – 2018 – Democratic Second District Primary Debate   WEDNESDAY 6/6 11AM- …

— With the June 12th Primary Election right around the corner, many Mainers want to learn more about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). We are pleased to let you know that Maine Secretary of State, Matthew Dunlap, will host informational forums about RCV in several locations: Biddeford, Bangor, Presque Isle and Lewiston.  Please see the complete details about each forum, below. You can also tune in to Facebook Live on Thursday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m., on the Maine Secretary of State …

— With Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s seat up for grabs and three congressional incumbents seeking re-election, 2018 will be a pivotal year for Maine voters. AARP Maine wants to know where each candidate stands on issues such as health care and retirement security. Looking ahead, volunteers will be needed to coordinate candidate forums and community conversations at coffee and happy hour events leading up to the Nov. 6 general election. AARP is asking gubernatorial candidates about caregiver supports, affordable utilities and …

— With gubernatorial and congressional races on the horizon this year, AARP Maine is planning a series of listening sessions across the state before the elections in June. AARP staff will ask members and community leaders to identify the issues they consider important. In addition, AARP Maine will share its platform and discuss the issues it is tracking. As a nonpartisan organization, AARP does not endorse candidates, but does take a stand on issues that affect its members—and urges candidates to …

— AARP Maine is a nonpartisan organization and we encourage all our members, and all Maine voters, to  vote. Our Maine Votes Series will help our members access the information they need to cast their vote on November 8th. Election Day is only a week away, and candidates are making a final push to get out the vote. These are great opportunities to discuss the issues that are important to you and your loved ones. Here’s what you, our members have …

— AARP Maine is a nonpartisan organization and we encourage all our members, and all Maine voters, to  vote. Our Maine Votes Series will help our members access the information they need to cast their vote on November 8th. Many of us decide early who we are voting for on the top of the ticket- the President and Vice President, and Congressional delegates. Many of us enter the voting booth and are less confident as we move down the ballot. Remember, …

— AARP Maine is a nonpartisan organization and we encourage all our members, and all Maine voters, to  vote. Our Maine Votes Series will help our members access the information they need to cast their vote on November 8th. Maine has 530 new accessible voting machines called Express Vote. Express Vote machines are units with a display screen, controllers in various shapes, headsets and a ballot printer. Express Vote provides the voter an audio and visual ballot. To increase awareness of these new …

— AARP Maine is a nonpartisan organization and we encourage all our members, and all Maine voters, to  vote. Our Maine Votes Series will help our members access the information they need to cast their vote on November 8th. Voting absentee is an option to any registered Maine voter, and may be a preferred option for those who are unable to easily access the polls on Election Day. Maine citizens who are registered to vote may request an absentee ballot in a …

— AARP Maine is a nonpartisan organization and we encourage all our members, and all Maine voters, to  vote. Our Maine Votes Series will help our members access the information they need to cast their vote on November 8th. Maine Department of the Secretary of State provides a Maine Citizen’s Guide to help voters learn about the questions that will appear on the ballot. Question 1: Citizen’s Initiative Do you want to allow the possession and use of marijuana under state …