Oops: Perry Makes 2 Gaffes in Only 19 Words He gets the voting age and date of election wrong By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Nov 29, 2011 2:56 PM CST 79 comments Comments Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to employees at Logo Loc during a campaign stop Tuesday in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) (Newser) – Rick Perry said this today at the end of a speech in New Hampshire: "Those of you that will be 21 by November the 12th, I ask for your support and your vote." It's one short sentence with two glaring factual errors: The legal voting age is 18, and Election Day is Nov. 6, notes the Boston Globe. He is, of course, already taking a ribbing. See Daily Intel for one example.