BLACK VOICES
11/05/2012 12:53 pm ET

99-Year-Old Woman Becomes A First-Time Voter

It's never too late to exercise your right to vote and after almost a century, 99-year-old Rosie Lewis is ready to cast her ballot.

Lewis was only 7-years-old when the 19th Amendment was passed giving woman the right to vote. She's never been a follower of politics but she's a big fan of Barack Obama and plans to vote for him in this year's election.

Lewis' milestone isn't the only remarkable first time voter story. 108-year-old Joanna Lewis is also a first time voter who plans to vote for Obama's re-election.

“Miss Rosie should be an inspiration to all of our young people and old,” Lewis' friend, Gerri Ware said while Lewis registered to vote.

As a first-time voter Lewis joins a much younger crop of 18 to 21-year-old first-time voters whose passionate support of Obama has cooled down since the last election.

According to a report by Project Vote approximately two-thirds of first-time voters casted their ballot for Obama leading some analysts to categorize them as a liberal voting group.

This shift could be detrimental to Obama's campaign however recent polls place Obama ahead in key swing states of Ohio and Florida.

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