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Elections have changed: How to make your vote count

This month’s Age Smart forum is May 10.


May 1, 2022 | View PDF

“Age Smart – Let’s Talk,” the series of forums sponsored by AARP Alaska, Older Persons Action Group and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, returns May 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Events are currently held virtually on the internet, using Zoom.

This month’s presentation topic is “Everything Has Changed: How do I Make Sure My Vote Counts?” Gail Fenumiai from the Division of Elections will explain the changes to Alaska’s voting system including an overview of the new open primary system, how ranked choice voting works and changes to campaign funding tracking. We know that Alaskans over 50 are super voters, so it is important to understand how this new voting system will work so you can maximize your voting power.

The “Age Smart – Let’s Talk” series is a monthly forum on a topic of interest and importance to Alaskans who want to be thoughtful about how to make good choices as they grow older. The series is developed to provide working age adults with information necessary to plan and fulfill a secure, healthy and satisfying life after 60 (all ages are welcome). Each month the series highlights a particular topic with a variety of formats, including issue experts, panel discussions, interactive presentations, and plenty of time for questions.

Admission is free and open to everyone. Presentation begins at 6:30. To sign up, go to AARP’s event page at


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