Members of AARP New York are knocking on doors in Utica today, urging fellow AARP members to vote in next week's mid-term elections.

They kicked off their "Be The Difference.  Vote" campaign at Utica City Hall.

AARP volunteer Nancy Ketz says that are a number of issues that are important to everyone, including Social Security and Medicare.

AARP says voting tends to drop off in mid-term elections, with over 55,000 fewer age 50-plus residents voting in the 2014 midterms than in the 2016 presidential election.

For information on the candidates and where they stand on the issues, visit aarp.com/vote.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX