AARP PA Hosts Tele-Town Hall with Acting Secretary of State on Voting

Posted on 05/12/22

AARP Pennsylvania hosted a tele-town hall with Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Marks on May 10, the last day to request a mail-in ballot.

Both the Acting Secretary and Deputy Secretary encouraged folks on the call to apply for their mail-in ballot after the event was over, then answered voters' questions for the remainder of the event.

There were many questions from audience members at this event pertaining to mail-in voting, voter fraud, and other issues.

The main issues discussed were how to reach out to have your vote if you have not yet, or do not, receive a mail-in ballot. All the information shared on the call can be found on

Host Joanne Grossi held a poll during the call, asking how voters planned to vote this primary season. The results were:

  • 57%: vote in person
  • 39%: mail-in
  • 4%: absentee

To listen to the entire tele-town hall, click here.

AARP is fighting for voters 50-plus to make their voices heard. We developed a Pennsylvania voter guide committed to providing you with trusted information about the 2022 election, available at You can confirm your voter registration information by visiting the Pennsylvania Department of State website at

This story is provided by AARP Pennsylvania. Visit the AARP Pennsylvania page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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