Whitley County election official possibly oldest in the state

Published: May. 22, 2018 at 4:56 PM EDT
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Many of the workers at the Williamsburg City School precinct are new to working an election, but the woman showing them how it is done is possibly the oldest election official in the state of Kentucky.

Irene Miller-Haun, at the ripe age of 98, has been working the precinct for around 30 years.

"Well, my husband was an election officer years before I was," Miller Haun said.

Those who come in the precinct to vote say she's a classic face and name down in Williamsburg.

"Everybody knows her she is just a good person," John Broome said.

Just how everyone loves to see a familiar face in Miller-Haun, she loves using this opportunity to catch up with old friends who walk into the Williamsburg City School precinct.

"I like to go to see the people because I know so many people. I get to see a lot of them on election time," she said.

Even those who worked with her in the past say seeing her face reminds them of their many years working elections.

"Oh yeah, she was here 30 years before I was I guess," said John Broome.

Despite her age, she told WYMT she has no plans on stopping anytime soon.

"I say every year this is my last, but well I just come down here. It's fellowship, and I get to be with people."