Woman Born Before Suffrage Cries Casting Vote for Hillary Clinton

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U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a campaign rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, October 27. Jewel Samad/Getty

A woman born in 1914, six years before female suffrage, has officially cast her vote for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

Geraldine “Jerry” Emmett, 102, can remember her mother heading to the polling station for the first time after the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote was ratified on August 18, 1920.

Emmett, who is legally blind and hard of hearing, met Clinton earlier this year when the former secretary of state campaigned in Phoenix, she told the Phoenix New Times during an interview at her home in Prescott, Arizona.

They posed together for a picture, with Emmett holding a sign that read “Centenarian for Hillary”. Clinton held a sign that read “101 years young and voting for Hillary”.

On Tuesday, Emmett publically cast her ballot. She later told reporters how moved she was by the moment. “I’m crying, and I never cry,” she told The Washington Post.

Clinton could become the first female president of the U.S. if she is voted in on November 8.