Voting Through the Ages: Virginia Woman Reflects on 7 Decades of Voting

Mabel Hairston has words for anyone thinking about sitting out this election. “You’re just missing the privilege. You just need to get out and vote,†she says. “That’s the thing to do.†And Hairston would know. She’s 97 years old, and has voted in nearly every election since 1944 when she turned 21. She only missed one in the 1950s…