Susan B. Anthony's legacy has been evident throughout this election but will be even more present on Election Day. The city of Rochester, NY, announced that the grave of the women's suffrage leader will stay open past normal hours until polls close at 9 p.m. on Tuesday so people can visit. Many people have been lining up to leave "I voted" stickers on her headstone.
This is the scene at @mounthopecemetery this morning at Susan B. Anthony's gravestone. Visitors from all over the country have visited the gravestone to pay their respects to Susan B. Her gravestone is covered with I Voted stickers, flowers and other mementos. A powerful site to see on Election Day. 🇺🇸
"Visiting Susan B. Anthony's gravesite has become an Election Day rite of passage for many citizens in Rochester and with this year's historically significant election, it seems right to extend that opportunity until the polls close," wrote Mayor Warren in a press release. "We are proud of the unique legacy in the fight for equality that Ms. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and others have given our city, and I can imagine she would have wanted to be a part of the significant history this year's election holds for women. It's only proper that we invite Ms. Anthony to be a part of this important moment."
Visitors will be able to leave their "I voted" stickers and in exchange will be given ones that say "I voted today because of women like her" next to a photo of Anthony. Throughout this entire election — and the primaries in particular — Anthony's gravesite has become a gathering place decorated with flowers and memorabilia supporting Hillary Clinton.