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AARP Voters Guide Includes Candidate Positions on Vital Issues In Utah

PHOTO: As the general election draws closer, voters in Utah can use the new AARP Voter Guide to learn more about political candidate positions on Social Security, Medicare and other issues. Photo credit: Wisconsin State Assembly.
PHOTO: As the general election draws closer, voters in Utah can use the new AARP Voter Guide to learn more about political candidate positions on Social Security, Medicare and other issues. Photo credit: Wisconsin State Assembly.
October 6, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY - The Nov. 4 general election quickly approaches and a new resource is available that could help prevent Utah voters from feeling left in the dark about the candidates' positions on important issues. Laura Polacheck, communications director with the American Association of Retired Persons, Utah says the organization's nonpartisan 2014 Voter Guide is a useful tool for all voters to learn more about those running for elected office.

"The valuable thing about these voter guides is the responses are in the candidates' own words," says Polacheck. "What's really important is to find out where they actually stand, what they're for, or what they're going to do for the voter."

The guide is available online and contains information on congressional and state races. For those who aren't sure which candidates are in their district, Polacheck says they can enter a street address and the correct voter guide will appear.

Polacheck says the guides provide insight of candidate positions on policy matters important to older voters such as the future of Social Security and Medicare.

"Also how Americans can save to live independently as they age," she says. People are very concerned about financial security, making sure that they don't outlive their savings."

Polacheck says the voter guide also provides candidate responses to questions about providing health insurance to low-income consumers and more support for caregivers in Utah.

Troy Wilde, Public News Service - UT