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Every Vote Matters in Upcoming State, Local and Federal Elections


AARP in San Antonio is urging everyone to vote this year, not just in the national election but in county and state races.

San Antonians will decide who will sit on the Bexar County Commissioners Court and who will represent the city at the Texas capitol, as part of the state House of Representatives and Senate.

No election is too small, and all will have an impact on voters’ daily lives, said Lisa Rodriguez, advocacy and outreach director for AARP in San Antonio.

“It’s important for voters to pay attention to the county and state races because these elected officials will impact livability in San Antonio,” she said.

AARP is working with school districts and community colleges to register voters and educate them on important ballot issues year-round, starting in the weeks leading up to the recent March 3 primary, continuing through the local elections and runoffs in May 26 and culminating in the general election on Nov. 3, Rodriguez said.

In the last local election, 67 percent of voters were 55 or older. AARP wants lawmakers to know that residents 50-plus are paying attention and will have a say in their future, Rodriguez said.

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