Illinois woman, 99, has voted every election since 1944

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PEKIN, Ill. — A 99-year-old central Illinois woman has voted in every presidential election since 1944, casting her latest ballot on Friday.

Harriet Harris of Pekin cast an early ballot after driving herself to a community center in Tremont. A few election workers and voters clapped when she was done, according to The (Peoria) Journal Star.

Harris said she studied a sample ballot at home so she was ready to make her choices. Over the years, she has had to make adjustments while voting, including getting used to new technologies.

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“The electronic age has passed me by,” she said. “I had to ask for help a couple times when I voted.”

This year was the first time the lifelong Republican cast a ballot for a Democratic presidential candidate. She said she doesn’t care for President Donald Trump and opted for Joe Biden.

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October 25, 2020 at 11:03AM

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