Voters Are Plastering ‘I Voted' Stickers on Susan B. Anthony's NY Grave

Hundreds of voters are going from the polls to the cemetery in upstate New York in order to pay respect to women's suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony.

Video posted to social media shows a steady stream of people at Rochester's Mount Hope cemetery plastering Anthony's grave with "I Voted" stickers and American flags. Some are leaving yellow roses, which was a symbol of the women's suffrage movement.

Images posted to Twitter also show long lines snaking through the cemetery as voters wait to pay respects to Anthony, who died before the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was ratified.

Among the visitors was Nora Rubel, the director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute at the University of Rochester. She tells the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that she went to the polls and the grave with her two daughters in order to share the experience.

The cemetery has extended its visiting hours to 9 p.m. Tuesday to allow for more Election Day visitors.

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