Two first-time voters at 92 and 89

As first-time registered older voters, two women said they had not been voting all along because their parents claimed that their Cherokee Indian culture forbade women to vote.

Janice Winfrey (center) Detroit City Clerk, with seniors Grace Enlow (left), 92, and Ruth Singleton, 89, who told Real Times News Service they are of Cherokee Indian descent. As first-time registered older voters, the two said they had not been voting all along because their parents claimed that their Cherokee Indian culture forbade women to vote.

Now the two say they are determined to break that tradition on Nov. 4 that prevented women from having a say in the political process. They believe it is time for a change in the country and have committed their vote to Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

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