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AARP Voters’ Guides Are Here!

Posted on 09/27/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeHello, 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!

Posted on 07/7/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringEach 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

Posted on 11/2/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Technology(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?

Posted on 10/14/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeEvery 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!!

Posted on 04/6/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

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

Make Sure Your Vote Counts!

Posted on 11/3/2008 by |General News | Comments

Your Life1.Know where your polls are and when they close. Most polls close between 6pm and 9pm. In some states, such as Maine, you only need to be in line at the time the polls close in order to vote – others may not be as lenient. Also, make sure you are voting at the correct voting place – your vote may not count if you go to the wrong location. 2.Make sure you’re registered. In some states you can register …