Secretary Grimes helps 105-year-old register to vote | WHAS11.com Louisville
Margaret Harris hasn’t voted in an election in 84 years, but with the help of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mercer County Clerk Chris Horn, on July 6, 2012, the 105-year old registered to vote, making her eligible to participate in the November 2012 Presidential election.
Mrs. Harris was born in 1906, 14 years before women were guaranteed the right to vote. She cast her first and only ballot in the 1928 Presidential election. She said it felt good to vote then, and she and her family are happy she’ll be able to do it again this year.
“Mrs. Harris has been a fixture in her community for nearly a century, and by voting in the upcoming election, she will add to her already impressive legacy for its future,” said Grimes. “I hope her example inspires others to take an active role in elections and shaping the path of our state and nation.”