106-year-old woman votes for the first time

(REUTERS FILE PHOTO/Scott A. Miller)

(REUTERS FILE PHOTO/Scott A. Miller)

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, Last Updated: 10:19 AM ET

A 106-year-old South Carolina woman voted for the first time ever in this year's U.S. presidential election, local media report.

Gladys Miller of Fingerville, S.C., has lived through 19 presidencies and was eligible to cast ballots for 15 of them. But when asked by news station WSPA why she never exercised her 19th amendment right, she simply said: "Well, I just didn't vote."

She didn't say what inspired her to take the historic step on Tuesday.

One day, family friend Glenda Porter stopped by the home where Miller lives with her niece. Porter was talking about voting when Miller surprisingly piped up that she wanted to register.

It was Porter who drove her to the voting station and helped her cast her ballot.

The centenarian, who didn't say who she voted for, grinned afterwards and said: "I feel alright."

"She can hardly walk. But she can push herself here, and it makes me feel good," Porter said.


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