October 23, 2012

The presidential election is just a handful of days away. Seniors, more than any other voting block, vote consistently and in high numbers.

AARP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and does not endorse political candidates. Instead, the organization has been working hard to track the issues and the positions of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

According to polling, issues most important to seniors include Medicare, Social Security and healthcare. President Obama is a Democrat. Click for his positions on these issues.

Governor Mitt Romney is a Republican. Click for his positions on the the issues.

Both Obama and Romney are fighting for 270 electoral votes. Right now, national polls have the election tied at 47%. The New York Times is tracking the electoral map and you can make your own predictions by visiting the site.

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. For Bethany Village residents, voting is easy because the polling place is right on campus. Find your polling place by contacting your county's board of elections.

For a minute without the bitterness of politics – watch the candidates joke at the recent Al Smith dinner.