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« on: September 13, 2006, 04:22:38 pm »
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I keep on wondering who the oldest people are alive that are still able to vote.  The FDR generation are the still the most likely to the oldest and most active politically I think, but more those who first voted in 1940 and 1944.  Anyone who was alive to be able to vote in 1932 might not be able to vote now.  Out of interest does anyone know of anyone very old who still votes; i.e. is able to get to the polls? 
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006, 04:33:54 pm »
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Very often elderly voters vote by absentee ballot. I am sure there are at least a couple of voters out there over 100 and still voting!
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006, 05:21:49 pm »
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My grandfather is 105 and he votes in every national, state, and local election.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006, 06:53:46 pm »
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When I went early to the local Democratic caucus, there were only two other people there -- a woman and her very energetic 90-year-old (or so) mother, who was more than happy to tell me how proud she was to have voted in every general election, midterm, local election, school election, primary and caucus since she was eligible. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006, 09:06:26 pm »
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In the early 1980's, I met a women elected a GOP Committeewomen that was able to be elected because the of the 19th amendment.

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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2006, 12:16:55 am »
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My grandfather still votes in every election and he's 89. He cast his first vote for President for Franklin Roosevelt in 1940 and was actually able to vote in the 1938 midterms just a little more than a month after turning 21.
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2006, 01:35:16 am »
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When I went early to the local Democratic caucus, there were only two other people there -- a woman and her very energetic 90-year-old (or so) mother, who was more than happy to tell me how proud she was to have voted in every general election, midterm, local election, school election, primary and caucus since she was eligible. Smiley

Did u ever find out when she first voted?

Also, Joel when did ur gran'dad first vote?
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2006, 03:31:23 am »
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When I went early to the local Democratic caucus, there were only two other people there -- a woman and her very energetic 90-year-old (or so) mother, who was more than happy to tell me how proud she was to have voted in every general election, midterm, local election, school election, primary and caucus since she was eligible. Smiley

Did u ever find out when she first voted?

Also, Joel when did ur gran'dad first vote?
1922 at the earliest, if he voted that year.

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2006, 03:25:31 pm »
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When I went early to the local Democratic caucus, there were only two other people there -- a woman and her very energetic 90-year-old (or so) mother, who was more than happy to tell me how proud she was to have voted in every general election, midterm, local election, school election, primary and caucus since she was eligible. Smiley

Did u ever find out when she first voted?

Also, Joel when did ur gran'dad first vote?

Nope.   That'd tell me how old she was exactly, since I'd just need to figure out when she was 21.  I'd imagine somewhere in the 1930s.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2006, 04:44:10 pm »
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When I went early to the local Democratic caucus, there were only two other people there -- a woman and her very energetic 90-year-old (or so) mother, who was more than happy to tell me how proud she was to have voted in every general election, midterm, local election, school election, primary and caucus since she was eligible. Smiley

Did u ever find out when she first voted?

Also, Joel when did ur gran'dad first vote?

He voted for Coolidge in '24, but may have voted before that.
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2006, 10:03:20 pm »
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My grandmother is approaching 91 yet she still votes. She claims they're all crooks but votes anyways...
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2006, 02:25:49 pm »
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my Great-Grandma still votes.  She's 95.  so she would've been able to start votiong in 1932 but idk if she voted that year.
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2006, 09:55:36 pm »
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I have an uncle who is 95 or thereabouts (nobody knows for sure), and he surely does vote. On the other hand, his first vote in the US must have been for Reagan (he only immigrated around 1980).  Of course, he'd "voted" for Stalin many times before.
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2006, 06:23:48 pm »
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There was a picture in the paper of a 100 YO man who just became a citizen and is looking forward to voting for the first time.
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2006, 07:35:15 pm »
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A 100 year-old woman, who was planning to vote for Kinky Friedman, died recently.
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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2006, 03:27:11 pm »
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Emma Verona Johnston was the oldest person to vote in the 2004 election. I don't know who she voted for. She died shortly after the election at age 114. She had voted in every election since she got the right to vote in 1920.

The oldest living man for the 2004 election was Fred Hale who died later that month shortly before turning 114. I have no idea whether he voted, but he would have been eligible to vote in the 1912 election.
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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2006, 07:43:47 pm »
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Interesting tidbits of information, jfern. Where did you ferret them out?
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