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When She Was Born, Women Couldn’t Vote. She Just Cast a Vote for a Woman President.

Nov. 2, 2016

Jerry Emmett has been waiting 96 years to vote for a female President

A 102-year-old woman from Arizona cast her early vote in the U.S. Presidential election on Tuesday for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Jerry Emmett, a Prescott resident, was 6 years old when the 19th Amendment was ratified in August 1920, giving women the right to vote. When she was old enough to vote, she cast her ballot for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and has been a dedicated lifelong Democrat ever since.

As reported by The Daily Courier, the retired teacher cast her early ballot on Tuesday, saying “I am getting to vote for Hillary Clinton for President which has been my dream since Bill Clinton was President.” Emmett also urged fellow citizens “to be sure and vote.”

It’s not the first time Emmett has made headlines during this year’s election campaign. In July, Emmett served as an honorary delegate for Arizona at the Democratic National Convention and announced the state’s 51 votes that were cast for Clinton as the Democratic nominee.

Emmett also features on I Waited 96 Years!, a website dedicated to female voters born before 1920 who have pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton.