ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – The Rochester cemetery where women’s suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony is buried will extend its hours on Election Day to give people more time to visit her grave.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren says visiting Anthony’s gravesite has become an Election Day “rite of passage for many citizens.” She 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.
The cemetery usually closes at 5:30 p.m. An entrance near Anthony’s grave is being kept open until 9 p.m. Temporary lights are being installed but visitors are being encouraged to bring flashlights.
Visitors have been leaving “I Voted” stickers at her gravesite.
Anthony died in Rochester in 1906, 14 years before women won the right to vote.