Mildred Madison left Michigan to care for her sister. Now, her family has returned the favor by helping her travel 300 miles back to Detroit to cast her vote. Photo by Montez Miller
Mildred Madison left Michigan to care for her sister. Now, her family has returned the favor by helping her travel 300 miles back to Detroit to cast her vote.

This Michigan voter was busy caring for a family member. So, her family helped her to go the distance—literally—to make sure her vote counts.

DETROIT, MI—A 94-year-old woman who has been caring for a sister in Illinois traveled nearly 300 miles to Detroit to cast an absentee ballot in the fall election. 

“I wanted to make sure my vote counted,” Mildred Madison said Monday. “This was very easy. I could sit in my wheelchair.” 

Madison said she decided to go to Detroit after her August primary ballot arrived late. She traveled from the Chicago area with a son and daughter.

“Vote because your life depends on it,” Madison told FOX 2 Detroit. “And this year it truly depends on it that you vote. Not only for you but for your children and their children.” 

Indeed, she wore a mask with one word: VOTE.

Photo by Montez Miller
94-year-old voter Mildred Madison traveled 300 miles to cast her vote in person.

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