Jerry Emmett, who voted on Tues, Nov. 1 thanks to Arizona's early voting system, was born before women earned the right to vote

By Maria Yagoda
Updated November 02, 2016 05:49 PM
Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier/AP

A self-proclaimed “Centenarian for Hillary” can’t stop smiling about casting her vote.

Jerry Emmett, who voted on Tuesday, Nov. 1, thanks to Arizona’s early voting system, is 102 years old, meaning she was born before the 19th amendment was passed in 1920.

“I am getting to vote for Hillary Clinton for president, which has been my dream since Bill Clinton was president,” Emmett told the AP.

Joined by her son, Jim, Emmett cast the vote she says she’s spent her whole life waiting for.

“I have lived for this day, to vote for her and to live to see her, the next president of the United States of America,” Emmett added to onWednesday.

Wearing a fresh white pantsuit for the occasion, Emmett told reporters that she voted for Franklin Delano Roosevelt in her first presidential election. She also recalled seeing her mother vote for the first time after the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920.

According to analysis from the NBC News Data Analytics Lab, more than 26 million voters have already cast early ballots a week ahead of Nov. 8, which is nearly double the amount of early votes cast at this point in the 2012 election.