Steady Crowds at Susan B. Anthony Grave on Election Day

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBS NEWS) - Some 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 on Election Day.

CBS Rochester affiliate WROC-TV reports a steady stream of people are arriving at Rochester’s Mount Hope cemetery, decorating 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. The station reports hundreds are expected to pay respects for Election Day.

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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