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Cora Boyer drops her ballot into the voting tabulation machine Tuesday in Straight River Township. She's been voting since 1936. (Submitted photo)

97-year-old never misses an election

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The first time Cora Boyer voted she was asked to decide the thorny political issue of prohibition - she thinks.

That was 1936.


Tuesday the 97-year-old performed her civic duty again, voting in the Straight River Town Hall. The township building was erected on land she and her late husband donated.

Cora has voted in every single election during that 72-year span.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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