NCOA is urging all older Americans to make a plan to vote safely in this year’s historic election.
NCOA has partnered with We Can Vote to share important information about how older adults can vote safely by mail or in person following COVID-19 safety precautions.
Safe voting information is also available in Spanish.
With national partners, NCOA shares unbiased resources for older voters and local nonprofits
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Arlington, VA (October 6, 2020) – The National Council on Aging (NCOA), a trusted national leader working to ensure that every person can age well, is urging all older Americans to make a plan to vote safely in this year’s historic election, and it is sharing unbiased tips and resources to do so.
“Most older Americans have been lifelong voters, and they are an important voting bloc in many elections,” said NCOA President and CEO Ramsey Alwin. “The 2020 election poses a unique challenge because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to ensure that all eligible older adults can vote safely and continue to participate in the vitally important democratic tradition. We believe aging well includes making your voice heard at the ballot box.”
NCOA has partnered with We Can Vote to share important information about how older adults can vote safely by mail or in person following COVID-19 safety precautions. Information is also available in Spanish.
“Older Americans and their caregivers are some of the most vulnerable for COVID-19 and deserve to know about their options for safe and healthy voting this year,” said Jessica Barba Brown, senior advisor. “Our Healthy Voting guides are informed by leading public health and elections experts to help older Americans in every state and territory understand how they can cast their ballot safely and successfully this year.”
NCOA also is continuing its decades of support for nonprofit aging services organizations with best practices on how they can effectively educate and support older voters in their communities. Nonprofit VOTE has been a key NCOA partner in sharing ways nonprofits can educate older voters this year.
“With COVID-19, a lot has changed, including how people will participate in the 2020 election. Older voters are no exception. They need trusted information on how to vote this fall—and local nonprofits have an important role to play,” said Debi Lombardi, Director of Partner Engagement.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the national voice for every person’s right to age well. We believe that how we age should not be determined by gender, color, sexuality, income, or zip code. Working with thousands of national and local partners, we provide resources, tools, best practices, and advocacy to ensure every person can age with health and financial security. Founded in 1950, we are the oldest national organization focused on older adults. Learn more at ncoa.org and @NCOAging.