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— Byline: Sam Shumway AARP Wyoming State Director 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, …

— AARP Wyoming will host a pair of TeleTown Halls in which AARP Wyoming members will have the opportunity to get to know the Republican and Democratic nominees for governor and their stance on issues important to those age 50 and over. Wyoming’s Republican Nominee, State Treasurer Mark Gordon, has selected 3 p.m. on October 10 for his appearance on the TeleTown Hall. Wyoming’s Democratic Nominee, Mary Throne, appearing at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 18. The TeleTown Halls are one …

— With over 87,000 members in the state of Wyoming, AARP’s membership makes up roughly one-third of registered voters in the Cowboy State. As the voice of voters age 50 and over, AARP plays an important role in educating and informing one of the most consistent voting demographic in the state and nation. According to the US Census, 90.5 percent of all registered voters age 50 and over in the US participated in the 2016 election and 75.2 percent of voters participated …

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— If you are a voter over the age of 50, congratulate yourself. You are a part of the age group most likely to vote at a state and national level. Of course, who to vote for is another question, and one AARP hopes to help answer. The Facts about the 50+ Voter First, the important stuff we tell everyone we work with:  AARP is a non-partisan organization, which does not endorse candidates, nor does it have a political action campaign …

— AARP Wyoming has compiled a list of data for the state regarding registered voters and categorizing the numbers for each district in the House and Senate. The numbers for the 60 districts in the House and the 30 districts in the Senate include: the total population for the district, the population of the 50+, the estimated number of AARP members, and the total number of registered voters in the district.   State Demos Total population – 587,976 Population 50 and …

— Wyoming AARP State Director Sam Shumway will participate in a panel discussion called, “Healthcare in Wyoming:  What is Next for Us,” on Sept. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne.  The event is sponsored by the Wyoming Chapter of the League of Women Voters. Shumway will be joined by Eric Boley of the Wyoming Hospital Association,  Wendy Curran of Wyoming Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Jan Cartwright of the Wyoming Primary Care Association, as they discuss the …