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

People gather at the grave of women's suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in anticipation of the election. The cemetery will extend its hours on Election Day to give people more time to visit her grave. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says with Democrat Hillary Clinton as the first woman nominated by a major political party to run for president it's appropriate to keep Mount Hope Cemetery open later Tuesday night. (Tina Macintyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)
People gather at the grave of women's suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in anticipation of the election. The cemetery will extend its hours on Election Day to give people more time to visit her grave. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says with Democrat Hillary Clinton as the first woman nominated by a major political party to run for president it's appropriate to keep Mount Hope Cemetery open later Tuesday night. (Tina Macintyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The New York gravestone of Susan B. Anthony is thickly encrusted with “I Voted” stickers on an Election Day that could put America’s first female president in the White House.

A steady stream of people lined up at Rochester’s Mount Hope cemetery starting before dawn to pay respects to the women’s suffrage leader. Women left hundreds of voting stickers as tributes.

Democratic Mayor Lovely Warren is the city’s first female mayor. She passed out replacement stickers with Anthony’s image.

Nora Rubel is director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute at the University of Rochester. She tells the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle she went to the polls and the grave with her two daughters to share the experience.

The cemetery extended its visiting hours to 9 p.m. Tuesday to accommodate crowds that grew into the thousands by afternoon.

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