WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue July 10, 2012
Kentucky Woman to Cast Ballot for First Time in Over Eight Decades
Margaret Harris hasn't voted in an election in 84 years. But she intends to on November 6. The 105-year-old Harrodsburg resident was born 14 years before American women got the right to vote.
She registered as a Democrat last Friday.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes helped Harris register during a visit to her home on the oldest street in Kentucky's oldest city. Harris didn't say who she intends to vote for.
Harris raised nine children and has more than 50 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Grimes said she's hopeful Harris' example inspires others to get involved in the political process.