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99-year-old woman travels hundreds of miles from Chicago to Detroit to vote early

CHICAGO (WLS) — A 99-year-old woman has traveled hundreds of miles to cast her ballot in the 2020 election.

Mildred Madison is staying with family in the Chicago suburbs but she did not received her ballot, so she asked her son to drive her to Detroit this week so she could vote.

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A retired member of the Chicago Teachers Union showing that age and the pandemic are not a barrier to voting.

The pair made the round-trip in one day.

Madison said civic engagement is a must and wants to create a “Mildred Madison Center for Civic Engagement” to inspire young adults to vote.

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Source: ABC7 Chicago

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