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

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
Jim Rondenelli, WIBX

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