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Government is broken. Politicians don’t seek common ground, arguing rather than creating results. But critical issues like Social Security, Medicare and prescription drug costs are all on the line. That’s why your voice matters. Let’s hold politicians accountable by voting this November.

AARP Poll: Older Women a Major Factor in Democratic Takeover of House

Voters age 50-plus focused on Social Security and health care

News & Analysis

Voters Adopt Initiatives on Election Reform

Home care measure fails in Maine, but many other states have increased support for caregivers

AARP Poll: Honesty in Government Matters Most

Americans of all ages are looking for elected officials they can trust, survey says

What Do You Know About Congress?

Take this quiz and see how knowledgeable you are about the legislative branch

Will the Next Congress Cut Medicare?

Midterms could influence whether lawmakers strengthen or weaken the program

Health Care Decided Many House Races in Midterms

Older Americans cast the majority of votes in contests across the country

Fact Sheets Demonstrate Medicare’s Impact

Some politicians don't recognize the contributions it makes to America's economy and health security

10 Ways the Midterm Elections Will Affect Older Americans

AARP experts detail the issues elected officials will be grappling with in the next Congress

This November, Be the Difference. Vote!

The midterm elections are of vital importance. Make your voice heard by going to the polls

Medicaid Expansion Passes in 3 States

Voters in Idaho, Nebraska and Utah approve growth, but Montana’s expanded coverage might end

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What the Midterm Elections Mean for Age Discrimination

A new Congress could determine which protections older workers will have with their jobs

AARP on the Issues

Scammers Use Phone Calls to Prey on Voters

Beware of con artists seeking political donations and personal information


A Midterm Election Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

From registering to why we go to the polls on a Tuesday, what do you know about voting?


Health Care Tops Concerns for Pennsylvania Older Voters

In new Politico/AARP poll, majority calls for lower prescription drug and insurance costs


Election Winners Could Determine Medicaid’s Future

New lawmakers will decide whether to cut or maintain the safety-net program’s benefits


State Ballot Measures: From Medicaid to Marijuana

The elections also will give citizens the power to decide on voting rights and other issues


Voters Want Congress to Fix High Prescription Drug Prices

Midterm elections could determine if lawmakers act to make medicines more affordable


Older Americans Are Worried About A Divided America

New AARP poll finds health care and Social Security will be deciding factors in their votes


Health Care Top Issue for Older Ohio Voters

Strong majority also concerned about the state’s opioid crisis and want the Medicaid expansion preserved, according to a Politico/AARP poll


Ohio Candidates Show Bipartisan Support for Preexisting-Condition Protections

The Republican U.S. Senate nominee and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful spoke at a 'Politico'-AARP election event


VIDEO: Pledge to Vote to Keep Medicare and Medicaid Strong

The future of these programs will be determined by the politicians we elect this fall


Florida Candidates Tackle ‘Medicare for All’

Florida congressional candidates talked about protecting Medicare and keeping health insurance affordable at an AARP and Politico elections event


Social Security, Health Care Are Top Concerns for Older Florida Voters

Social Security, health care are the top issues on the minds of older Florida voters when they cast their ballots, according to a Politico/AARP poll


More Polling Places Accessible for People With Disabilities

Easier absentee balloting, mail voting and online services offer alternatives


Older Florida Voters Rate Trump High on Economy, National Security

Politico/AARP Florida poll finds the president’s approval rating not as high for health care, drug prices


How Secure Will Ballot Boxes Be This Election Season?

Feds and states are starting to beef up security and accuracy of voting machines


The Immense Power of the Older Voter

If candidates want to win, they better pay attention to the issues that matter to Americans 50-plus


AARP Launches Voter Engagement Campaign

AARP launched “Be the Difference. Vote,” a multifaceted campaign designed to maximize the influence of 50-plus voters in this year’s midterm elections.


Six Ways to Check Out a Candidate

Voters will be bombarded with information from different candidates. Here are different ways you can cut through the clutter and become an informed voter


Do You Need to Show ID to Vote?

Some states require a photo ID before you can cast your ballot


Election Season Heats Up

Ongoing primaries are leading the way to one of the most important midterm elections in decades