Local channel WSAV News 3 reports:
“Now, because she can’t read or write, and does not have a state issued ID, her family didn’t think she’d be eligible to vote, but thanks to help from their family doctor and the Beaufort County Board of Elections she’s registered as an absentee voter.
But election officials say her case is extremely unusual. “It’s incredible, she grew up in a time when Jim Crow laws were fully in effect, and minority voter suppression was the norm, and to vote was a fight not a right and she is a great example to others that it’s never too late to vote and you should always exercise your right,” said Scott Marshall, director of elections in Beaufort.
Jenkins will be casting her vote for President Barack Obama.
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