Iowa’s Older Voters Could Decide Primary Election

Advocates for Iowa’s older population are calling on seniors to vote in next Tuesday’s primary election and have identified their priorities for candidates seeking their support.

There are three ways to vote in Tuesday’s primary. Voters can choose to cast a ballot by mail, vote early in person at their county auditor’s office – or the old-fashioned way, by going to polling places and filling out a paper ballot on Election Day. Whatever method they choose, A-A-R-P Iowa’s Brad Anderson says there is power in numbers for the state’s older voters…

Anderson says because Iowa’s older voters turn out in high numbers at the polls, A-A-R-P is telling candidates exactly what’s important to the state’s seniors, and what it takes to win their support. He says retirement and health care-related issues top the list.

Anderson says that’s why the group has laid out a list of priorities for the candidates, reminding them that three out of four voters in Tuesday’s primary will be 50 or older, and that their votes could decide the election…

Anderson says despite recent steps taken as part of the Inflation Reduction Act to reduce the prices of some prescription medications, cost remains a hurdle for many older Iowans. The polls are open from 7am to 8pm on Tuesday, June 4th.

(credit to Iowa News Service)


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