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Steady crowd marks Election Day at Susan B Anthony’s grave

Some voters are going from the polls to the cemetery in upstate New York to pay respects to women’s suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony.

us presidential election Updated: Nov 09, 2016 02:20 IST
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Visitors pose next to the grave of women's suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony, covered with "I Voted" stickers left by voters at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester.(REUTERS)

Some voters are going from the polls to the cemetery in upstate New York to pay respects to women’s suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony.

Video from WHAM-TV shows 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.

People line up to visit the grave of women's suffrage leader Susan B Anthony on US election day at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester. (REUTERS)

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 extended its visiting hours to 9 pm on Tuesday to allow for more visitors on the first presidential election to feature a woman as a major-party nominee.