ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The New York gravestone of Susan B. Anthony is thickly encrusted with “I Voted” stickers on an Election Day that could put America’s first female president in the White House.
A steady stream of people lined up at Rochester’s Mount Hope cemetery starting before dawn to pay respects to the women’s suffrage leader. Women left hundreds of voting stickers as tributes.
Democratic Mayor Lovely Warren is the city’s first female mayor. She passed out replacement stickers with Anthony’s image.
Nora Rubel is director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute at the University of Rochester. She tells the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle she went to the polls and the grave with her two daughters to share the experience.
The cemetery extended its visiting hours to 9 p.m. Tuesday to accommodate crowds that grew into the thousands by afternoon.