Voters continue tradition of placing “I voted” stickers on grave of Susan B. Anthony

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A tradition continued on Election Day in Rochester. Voters put their “I voted today” stickers on the grave of Susan B. Anthony.

Anthony pioneered the women’s rights movement in the United States. She died before the 19th Amendment was passed, which officially gave women the right to vote.

At the Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, some people told us putting a sticker on her grave is a sign of gratitude for all Anthony did for women.

“Even in Primary Elections, we’ve been walking up here and putting our sticker on her gravestone and thanking her in that gesture for the efforts she put forth to make that vote possible for all of us,” said voter Mary Jo Brach.

A plastic shield was placed around the gravestone in 2020 to protect the marble from sticker glue and the chemicals used to remove it.