Senior voting will impact the election
A political forum hosted by the Senior Resource Center and the Junaluskans in September gave seniors in Haywood County an opportunity to meet candidates and submit questions to them.
Senior issues were at the forefront of the candidates’ comments and with good reason — it was a senior-hosted forum; however, candidates also understood that those 65 and older are by far the most prolific voters in the nation.
Not only do seniors comprise a large portion of the population, but they also tend to vote in high percentages compared to other population groups. In the 2004 election, the voting rate for citizens 55 and older was 72 percent compared with 47 percent among 18 to 24-year-old citizens.
One might expect seniors to be most concerned with the impact changes in Medicare and Social ...