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Department of Aging reminds older adults how to vote safely in the November General Election


The Pennsylvania Department of Aging today encouraged older adults to be informed about their options for voting in the Nov. 3 General Election if they are concerned about being able to vote safely amid COVID-19.

“The Department of Aging urges older Pennsylvanians to keep their health and well-being in mind however they choose to cast their ballot in November,” Secretary of Aging Robert Torres said. “The older adult population consistently votes more often than any other age group, and the turnout for the upcoming election may likely be no different. Therefore, it is important that they are able to vote without putting themselves at risk.”

“The coronavirus may have put large parts of our lives on hold, but there’s one event it won’t delay – the 2020 election,” said AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh. “At AARP, we’re fighting to protect 50+ voters and ensure they can vote safely from home or in-person.”

Torres noted that if older adults are opting to vote by mail-in ballot, they should apply for one as soon as possible at