Assist Seniors to Vote next Tuesday

The Federal Election Commission created a National Voter Registration Form which is accepted by most states for the registration of voters. Organizations providing care services and assistance to older adults were able to assist them to register to vote by providing this registration form.  In addition, those seniors who are homebound could apply for absentee ballots after registering to vote (or if they are already registerd to vote, they could apply for the absentee ballot).  This allows homebound seniors to participate in this year's important presidential election.

If you are providing care services for a homebound senior, find out if they were able to cast an absentee ballot, and if not, you can assist them to vote ahead of time if this is offered in their area or to get to the polls on election day.

Check with your local Department on Aging if you or another senior needs transportation to the polls on election day as there are volunteers available to assist in most communities.

And to find out where to vote:  www.maps.google.com/vote

 

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Comments (2) -

  • Katie Deming

    11/1/2008 4:16:36 AM | Reply

    What an election this one is - hope everyone is voting!

  • Teri Bradley

    11/3/2008 1:10:08 AM | Reply

    With medicare & medicaid on the health care agenda of both potential leaders and potentially being cut under John McCain's plan, it is even more important that seniors come out to vote and get their opinions heard!

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