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AARP Wyoming wants to help voters stay informed

AARP Wyoming talked about resources to stay informed during the 2020 election.
AARP Wyoming talked about resources to stay informed during the 2020 election.(Associated Press)
Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 5:25 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now/AARP Wyoming) -

AARP Wyoming wants to make sure voters, especially those over 50, have the information they need when it comes to voting in the 2020 election. Sam Shumway, with AARP Wyoming, joined Wyoming News Now to talk about some of the resources available to voters from AARP.

Below is information from AARP Wyoming about where you can go to be informed.

The first presidential debate was chaotic, to put it mildly, but it also makes it all the more commendable that AARP was able to get exclusive interviews with both presidential candidates. Those interviews are available online, as well as in the upcoming edition of the AARP Bulletin, which should hit mailboxes in October.

Points To Consider:  The interviews are available online at aarp.org and press the candidates on issues important to the nation’s age 50+, such as Medicare, Social Security, Nursing Homes, The Coronavirus pandemic, voting, and more crucial topics. The interviews are part of AARP’s “Protect Voters 50+,” campaign, which includes a detailed, “how to vote,” guide for all 53 states and territories to help older voters know exactly what steps to take (and when) in their state to cast their votes safely and on time. Voters in 26 states received their guides in the September issue, and now voters in the remaining 27 states and territories will receive theirs in the October issue. All 53 “how to vote” guides are available to the general public online.

Visit AARP Wyoming’s website at aarp.org/Wyoming to visit the Wyoming-specific page, which was generated through a partnership with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office. In addition to those voter engagement efforts, AARP Wyoming has also filmed Video Voters Guides for the US Senate race between Cynthia Lummis and Merav Ben-David. AARP Wyoming asked each candidate the same five questions around the subjects of prescription drugs, Medicare, the future of Social Security, and more. Their answers are found on AARP Wyoming’s Facebook page. One final effort by AARP Wyoming to keep its members informed of key issues around the 2020 election is its work in producing Video Voters Guides for state legislative races. AARP Wyoming has offered those running in contested State Legislative races the ability to record a video voters guide in which the candidates from each party have two minutes to introduce themselves and their campaigns, followed by three questions on broadband internet, budget priorities, and availability of home health services. Those video voter guides are available on AARP Wyoming’s Facebook Page.

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