Jerry Emmett talks to reporters at the Yavapai County Administration Building after casting her early ballot in the 2016 presidential election in Prescott, Ariz., on Nov. 1, 2016. Emmett, who is 102 years old, voted for Franklin Delano Roosevelt in her first Presidential election. "I am getting to vote for Hillary Clinton for president which has been my dream since Bill Clinton was President." Emmett said.
Les Stukenberg—The Daily Courier/AP
By Suyin Haynes
November 2, 2016

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.

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