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AARP Encourages the Senior Population to Vote

Updated: Nov 3, 2018 4:21 PM
By Mallory Metzner


(BETHANY BEACH, Del.) - "Medicare, social security, and other threats to our financial stability." Those are some of the issues that the senior population is talking about as they get ready to cast their ballots during the Midterm Elections.

Mary Louise Embrey is a volunteer for the AARP. She believes that Americans over the age of 50 are the most powerful voting block. "The only way to maintain that is to get out on November 6th on the Midterms and vote," she says.

We're taking a look at what the deciding factors are for the "most powerful" voting block during this year's Midterm Election. The economy seems to be a common theme.

Whatever the issues driving them to the polls may be, Mary Lousie urges everyone to cast their ballots. "With absentee balloting in place throughout Delaware, no one is ever too old or too homebound to vote," she says.

For those who are unable to make it to the polls on election day, the deadline to file an absentee ballot at the Department of Elections is 12:00 pm on November 5th and if you're planning on mailing it in, it must be received by the time the polls close on November 6th.



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