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3 generations of CT family vote together

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NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -

Three generations of one Connecticut family voted together on Election Day. 

Merrylyn Weaver sent in a photo showing us three generations of her family after they cast their ballots on Tuesday. 

Weaver and her mother Clara Jarvis told Eyewitness News that they couldn't wait to vote on Tuesday. That's because Clara's granddaughter was voting too and she even drove on Election Day. 

"To know that I'm a part of this great country," Jarvis said. 

Jarvis said she came to New London in 1957 and added she made sure her children as they grew up exercised their right to vote. 

"Fantastic to have my daughter there with us," Weaver said."I take my mom every time there is an election, she installs that she did that with her four children and we do the same with our children."

"It matters," Jarvis said. "Because if you don't vote then the one you want in will lose."

Weaver said her mother, who will turn 90 in just a few days, has never missed a chance to vote in a presidential election.

"We need to do our citizens duty and vote," Weaver said.

Weaver said when she arrived at District 1 on Tuesday morning, there were lines out the door. The lines at the New London High School were still long around midday and Jarvis said that was a good sign. 

"Always voting, never missing an election," Jarvis said. "Healthy, under the weather I always make it to the polls." 

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