— Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together in bringing real possibilities to your community.  Join us at our free informative workshops where you can learn about caregiving, Brain Health, identifying frauds, and more.  Socialize with other AARP members at our lunch and dinner groups, free movie screenings and other events. Get connected with many community partner organizations that provide unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to …

— 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 …

— Mail Absentee Ballots Due Tuesday Oct. 30 In-person Absentee Voting Ends November 3 RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Department of Elections announces two upcoming deadlines for voters wishing to participate in the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election via an absentee ballot.       Voters wishing to mail their absentee ballot have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 to request a ballot through their local voter registration office or the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal at vote.virginia.gov. The …

— AARP Volunteers On the Move for Voters’ Engagement On a warm October morning, AARP volunteers started setting up the volunteer table for the Henry Street Festival, Roanoke, VA, with pamphlets, flyers and brochures ranging from caregivers info to Medicare and voters registration. Jackie Robinson led the team in organizing the event, getting volunteers and making sure the AARP table was set up prior to the festival. She was not alone, Rev. James Jordan and Doris Durham assisted, and by the time …

— A political ad that mentions AARP is currently being broadcast in Virginia.  AARP did not authorize the political ad and we did not participate in its production.   AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  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.   …

— AARP VA Senate Debate Watch Party On Tuesday evening, October 2, 2018, at 7 P.M. two of the candidates for the Virginia United States Senate seat, Tim Kaine and Corey Stewart, squared off in Richmond, Virginia for their final debate before the November 6, 2018 election.  A few miles away at the Double Tree Hilton in Midlothian, Virginia, forty or so retired educators attending the fall Virginia Retired Teachers Association Conference, watched with rapt attention to the questions posed and …

— Deadline to Apply for Mailed Absentee Applications is October 30 RICHMOND, VA – Absentee voting for the November 6 General Election starts statewide tomorrow, Friday, September 21. Qualified Virginia voters may vote absentee in-person at their local voter registration office or vote absentee by mail.  To vote absentee, registered voters must meet one of the 20 eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application. “Absentee voting is a great option for those who can’t make it to the polls …

— Debate for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat can be viewed across the Commonwealth   RICHMOND_ Senator Tim Kaine and Prince William Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart will square off tonight at the People’s Debate, which will be carried in every market in Virginia and streamed online.   Washington Post national political reporter and PBS’ Washington Week host Robert Costa will moderate the debate, with panelists from AARP Virginia, WCVE PBS, and WTVR CBS 6. Media partners for the debate are …

— Citizens of the Old Dominion who are over 65 or disabled don’t even need to get out of their cars to cast a ballot in this year’s contests. A state law requires that all polling places be accessible to eligible voters, and that includes curbside voting for those who are 65-plus or who have a physical disability. Register to vote by Monday, Oct. 15. If voting in person, bring a photo ID, such as a Virginia driver’s license, United States …

— Debate between Kaine, Stewart on Oct. 2 can be watched acrossVirginia RICHMOND_ AARP Virginia is pleased to announce that Washington Post national political reporter and PBS’ Washington Week host Robert Costa will moderate the October 2 People’s Debate between Senator Tim Kaine and Prince William Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart.  The debate will be televised in every television market in Virginia.     “It’s an honor to host these candidates and the panelists at an important moment where control …

— The Virginia Department of Elections is pleased to be participating in National Voter Registration Day on September 25, 2018.  Volunteers and organizations from all over the Commonwealth will encourage all eligible Virginians to register to vote and increase awareness of voter registration opportunities. On that day, the Department, in coordination with OnTheSquareVA, will host an “Everything Elections Table.” The table will be set up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Capitol Square near the Bell Tower.  At the table, …