Seniors Hit the Polls on Election Day
Some senior living communities in Macon gave rides to their residents to the polls on Tuesday so they could cast their vote.
Some residents of the Carlyle Place in Macon rode the shuttle bus to their polling location at Howard High School. Senior voter Madelyn Henderson, 87, said coming out to cast a ballot is more than just having her voice heard.
"Doing my duty, my civic duty," Henderson said.
Carlyle Place provided transportation to help their active voters.
"It's just a service to make things easier to get them to the polls and offer that opportunity to have their voice heard," Carlyle Place Sales Counselor Carol Burnham Elmore said.
Across town at John Wesley Villas a limo took their residents to the polls. However, some seniors there said they couldn't leave the facility due to health ailments, so they cast their vote another way.
"I mean it's so much more convenient to do an absentee then going down (there)."
However, Henderson said she likes voting at the precinct.
"How can we complain if we don't put our vote in there,” she said.” How will we let people know how we want things to be?"
Some seniors said they like going to the polls to see the people and they find the experience exciting. The polls remained open until 7 p.m.