Grave of Susan B. Anthony Open Late for Voters

Gravesite hours extended on Tuesday so visitors can celebrate their vote
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2016 7:06 AM CST
Voters Give Susan B. Anthony 'I Voted' Tribute
Visiting hours are extended Tuesday.   (City of Rochester)

(Newser) – Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY, is extending its hours on Tuesday from its usual 5:30pm closing time to 9pm—not to let its permanent residents slip out and cast a ballot, but to allow voters to celebrate Election Day at the grave of Susan B. Anthony, the Democrat and Chronicle reports. "Visiting [Anthony's] gravesite has become an Election Day rite of passage for many citizens," Mayor Lovely Warren says in a press release. "With this year's historically significant election, it seems right to extend that opportunity until the polls close." Poster boards will be erected on which visitors can slap their "I Voted Today" stickers—people usually place them on her actual gravestone—and commemorative stickers saying "I Voted Today Because of Women Like Her" will be offered in return. (The mayor penned a letter for Anthony's gravesite after Clinton's nomination over the summer.)

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