AARP PA Hosts Voter Education Tele-Town Hall with York County President Commissioner

Posted on 05/06/22

On May 3, AARP Pennsylvania hosted a tele-town hall that was moderated by State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh, who was joined by a special guest, York County President Commissioner Julie Wheeler, to discuss how to vote, where to vote, and when to vote in the 2022 primary, which takes place May 17.

AARP’s tele-town halls are open to the public and can be accessed by phone or Facebook Live.

In response to an early question about returning one’s ballot via a dropbox, Wheeler explained that York has only ever had one dropbox, “and we’ve taken great pride to ensure the safety of the voter and the ballot.”

Following the tele-town hall, York County officials announced that they would not provide a drop box at the York County Administrative Center, as there has been in past elections. Due to staffing issues, voters can drop off their mail-in or absentee ballot at the County Elections Office. The County is holding three drive-up voter events before May 17, which you can read more about here.

AARP polled Pennsylvania voters 50+ on the line during the event, asking how folks intend to vote. The results were:

  • 64 percent vote by mail
  • 36 percent in person
  • 0 percent using an absentee ballot

For any other election and voter-related questions, Commissioner Wheeler noted folks should go to https://yorkcountypa.gov/voting-elections.html.

To listen to the entire half-hour 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  www.aarp.org/PAVotes. You can confirm your voter registration information by visiting the Pennsylvania Department of State website at www.vote.pa.gov

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