Spotted at the polls on Election Day was 107-year-old Virginia McLaurin, the sprightly centenarian who made a splash earlier this year when she visited the Obamas in the White House.
McLaurin could barely contain her joy upon greeting President Obama and the first lady in February. Video of her reaction — “a black president, yea!” she exclaimed, beaming and dancing — went viral when the White House released it.
The secret to still dancing at her age, the then-106-year-old told the Obamas, was to just keep moving.
If photos of McLaurin taken Tuesday are any indication, she has not slowed down.
Someone who spotted McLaurin noted she apparently continues to volunteer as a foster grandmother 40 hours a week at a local school.
McLaurin also filmed a short video, posted to YouTube channel, in which she urged people to get out and vote.
“I’m Virginia McLaurin and I’m 107 years old. Who knew I would live to get this old?” she said with a smile. “But I really want to talk to the boys and the girls. Everybody should go to the polls and vote! If you don’t go vote, you’re not going to be counted.”
“Please, go vote,” McLaurin added. “Go vote. If you don’t do anything else. If you have to crawl to go to the poll, then vote.