Today is Election Day! Nearly 146 million Americans are currently registered to vote and millions across the country will cast their ballots not only for the U.S. President, but also for state, local, and county offices.
America’s senior citizens play a powerful role in the electoral process. Approximately 46 million Americans aged 65 + are currently eligible to vote and make up a large and diverse section of the electorate. Regardless of whom you cast your vote for, remember the 12 million seniors who receive home healthcare and the one million jobs the sector supports.
All members of the home-based care community should be able to fully participate in our nation’s democratic process via information distribution, voter registration, and absentee ballots. And thanks to Bring The Vote Home, a nationwide initiative that is surveying seniors on a wide range of issues while empowering them to engage fully in America’s electoral process, many seniors have already voted in this election!