Although she had lived for well over 50 years in Aston, Elsie Mack had been too busy raising her seven children and working in the family business to ever register to vote.

Now, however, widowed, disabled, and almost blind, she went to PennDOT to get a photo ID and also registered.

Mack’s hearing is great, and she had kept abreast of events very well and knew which candidates she favored. So, on Election Day, her youngest son, who is her caretaker, got her ready; her brother drove her to the polls, and her sister-in-law signed a paper authorizing her to help Mack vote for the candidates of her choice.

All the officials at the Aston Elementary School polls were kind and helpful, and this long-time resident was finally able to cast her very first vote!

First-time ever voter Elsie Mack is flanked by (from left) a helpful poll work and her sister-in-law, Edna Bogert.

First-time ever voter Elsie Mack is flanked by (from left) a helpful poll work and her sister-in-law, Edna Bogert.

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