ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — 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.Vice President Kamala Harris Promotes Biden's Infrastructure Plan In The Bronx
Video and photos on social media show a steady stream of people 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.
Among the visitors was Nora Rubel, the director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute at the University of Rochester. She told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that she went to the polls and the grave with her two daughters in order to share the experience.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspect Grabbed 11-Year-Old Girl's Hair, Tried To Choke Her At Stuyvesant Square Park
The cemetery has extended its visiting hours to 9 p.m. Tuesday to allow for more Election Day visitors.
Anthony died in 1906, 14 years before women were given the right to vote.MORE NEWS: National Pizza Month: More Chefs, Restaurants Pivoting To Pizza Due To The Pandemic
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