102-year-old Arizona woman casts early vote for Clinton

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Jerry Emmett, who was born before women won the right to vote in the U.S., leaves the Yavapai County Administration Building with her son Jim, after casting her early ballot in the 2016 presidential election Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Prescott, Ariz.

Jerry Emmett, who was born before women won the right to vote in the U.S., leaves the Yavapai County Administration Building with her son Jim, after casting her early ballot in the 2016 presidential election Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Prescott, Ariz. (Photo: Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier via AP)

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A 102-year-old Prescott, Arizona, woman born before women gained the right to vote in America has cast her ballot early and voted for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Jerry Emmett is urging other Arizonans to follow her lead and use the state's early voting system.

Emmett made headlines in July at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia where she carried a blue-and-white sign that read "Centenarian for Hillary."

As an honorary delegate for Arizona, she announced the state's delegation was casting 51 of its 85 votes for Clinton for president.

Emmett remembers seeing her mother go to vote for the first time after the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote was ratified in August 1920.

The retired educator says she's been waiting her whole life to cast her ballot for a woman and has been eager to vote for Clinton, who would be the nation's first female president.

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