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Libby Fankhanel, 99, of Bemidji, has already voted absentee. She has voted in every election since she was 21. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Longtime, first-time voters share excitement

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Twelve years after the 19th Amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote, Libby Fankhanel entered her polling place - Newbre School near Brocket, N.D. - and voted for Franklin Delano Roosevelt for president.

Libby, who turned 99 Sept. 7, said she has voted in every election since she was 21, the legal age at that time.

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