Hundreds of people flocked to US suffragist Susan B Anthony's gravesite at the Mt. Hope Cemetery to place their 'I Voted' stickers on November 8. The cemetery will be kept open later than usual on the election day so that voters can make the pilgrimage.
Anthony fought for women's suffrage and is considered one of the most famous feminists of her time. People have been decorating her headstone with I Voted stickers since October, when early voting began.
"Visiting Susan B. Anthony's gravesite has become an Election Day rite of passage for many citizens," Rochester's mayor said in a press release. "With this year's historically significant election, it seems right to extend that opportunity until the polls close."
Apart from being a suffragist, she was also an anti-slavery activist. Born in 1820 in a Quaker family, she went on to become one of the most strong figures in American history. She is also the face on a one dollar coin in the US.
Men and women alike queued at the gravesite on November 8 to pay homage to the women who fought for women's right to vote, but never got to vote herself.
Women are flocking to Susan B Anthony's NY State gravesite, leaving their "I Voted" stickers on headstone, in honor of historic election pic.twitter.com/bXZTjrdCKD— Tamala Edwards (@TamEdwards6abc) November 8, 2016