108-Year-Old Woman Votes For 1st Time Ever, Supports Obama
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

A South Carolina woman has gone 108 years without casting a vote in a presidential election.

Joanna Jenkins, who was born in 1904 before women had the right to vote, will cast her first vote in the upcoming election for President Obama.

Jenkins, who doesn’t have a state issued government ID, is unable to read and write and received help from the local election board with her wish.

“She’s just excited, she wants to vote this year, we were looking at the election, and as the debates were going on she decided she wants to vote all of a sudden. She just wants to vote, she wants to vote and is excited to vote,” her cousin Shirley Lee told KSDK.

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