Hundreds of voters are pouring into Rochester’s Mount Hope Cemetery to pay homage to Susan B. Anthony on election day.
Anthony’s headstone has been completely covered by “I Voted” stickers, bouquets of flowers, American flags and campaign signs for Hillary Clinton since the cemetery opened at 7:30 a.m. this morning.
Hundreds have lined up and gathered around the grave to support a towering figure in the suffrage movement as Americans vote for the first woman nominated for president by a major political party.
Throughout the day, the symbols of admiration have grown. Everything besides Anthony’s name on her tombstone is covered by a thick coating of stickers. Yellow roses, a symbol of the woman’s suffrage movement, have spilled out beyond the gravesite.
A local news station’s livestream from the gravesite has been viewed over 1 million times. The stream has been filled with emotional moments as women express their gratitude to Anthony and excitement over having voted for female Democratic nominee.
Guides and security are on hand at the cemetery as voters wait in a long line to leave their homage and take pictures with Anthony’s grave.
The cemetery extended hours on Tuesday in honor of the election and will remain open until polls close at 9 p.m.