Why More Americans Are Voting Early

President Barack Obama voted in his former Chicago neighborhood on October 20 — more than two weeks before Election Day. “I’m so glad I can early-vote,” he said as he cast his ballot. “It’s so exciting. I love voting.” More than 2.6 million American already have joined him, according to official data. Election Day, in fact, has become Election Month. Political campaigns remain in full swing across the nation. Candidates continue to debate each other and run costly advertising campaigns. …

AARP Voters’ Guides Are Here!

Hello, readers! It’s Allie the intern here this week, talking to you about the upcoming election and how the AARP Voters’ Guides can help you research your candidates. Don’t forget to register and vote! Like many voters, you may be wondering who to vote for. Perhaps you’ve made up your mind on your Presidential pick, but local elections? Candidate information may be hard to find. But never fear – AARP Voters’ Guides are here! These handy non-partisan guides give you …

Help the AARP Foundation Win A Classy Award!

Each year, four million people 65+ years live on less than $10,000 a year. These same people often have to choose between eating, buying medication, and other necessities, often neglecting their hunger. Over the past year, AARP Foundation and Drive to End Hunger have been hard at work to raise awareness for senior hunger. Jim Moret, last year’s Classy Award host, explained that “the Most Effective Awareness Campaign award goes to the organizations with campaigns that continuously sound the alarm …

Tuesday Tech: Election Electronics

(via styro) While we can’t vote online yet, and we’re still getting used to electronic voting machines, there are plenty of webby, nerdy resources to help you choose your vote, find your polling place, or… even figure out what your state’s race is looking like. What do I mean by that? Google put up a sweet map that uses polling data to label state races: And with that, we’re all pundits! Happy Election Day.

Do YOU know where the candidates stand?

Every vote makes a difference in a critical election year like this one, and AARP wants to make sure you have the facts – before you cast your ballot.

News To Know: Recess!!

With Congress in recess, now is your chance to talk with your elected officials about their stance on the issues.