AARP PA Launches Statewide Voter Education Effort

Posted on 05/12/22

AARP Pennsylvania launched a new statewide voter education campaign focused on helping communities and older adults cut through the noise and avoid confusion when exercising their right to vote. Pennsylvania voters have been on an information rollercoaster ride since 2020, and we are providing Pennsylvanians 50-plus with trusted information about how, when, and where to vote in the 2022 elections.

"As part of our mission to empower Pennsylvanian’s 50-plus, AARP has long advocated for fair and straightforward election procedures,” says AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh. "Older Pennsylvanians must be able to freely, easily, and safely exercise their constitutional right to vote.  The 50-plus are our nation’s most powerful voters – and they will be the deciders in the 2022 elections. And AARP Pennsylvania is committed to dispelling any confusion while fighting for voters 50-plus to make their voices heard on the issues that matter.”

The voter education campaign includes voter education videos, a voter election guide, which is available in English and Spanish, and other voter resources

Our voter education campaign efforts have also included hosting tele-town halls with local and statewide elections officials providing us with the opportunity to respond directly to questions raised by our members and 50-plus voters about voting in the 2022 election cycle.

In case you missed our tele-town halls live, check them out here:

Tele-Town Hall with Chief Clerk to the Lehigh County Election Board Timothy Benyo

Tele-Town Hall with York County President Commissioner Julie Wheeler

Tele-Town Hall with Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Jonathan M. Marks

We’ve also been getting the word out via opinion columns in community and city newspapers.

Read what we have had to say about voting this year in the following media outlets:

PennLive

Reading Eagle

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

York Dispatch

Johnston Walsh adds, “It’s a critical year, and there’s a lot at stake for older Pennsylvanians. We encourage every voter to check out these helpful resources to learn more as they prepare to vote.”

AARP Voter Education videos  

AARP Pennsylvania Online Voting Guide

More Voting Resources from AARP

AARP Pennsylvania has also rolled out a Voter Education Text Service that users can enroll in:

For English: Text “PAvotes” to 22777

For Spanish: Text “PAvota” to 22777

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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