Women began placing “I voted” stickers on the grave of women’s suffragist Susan B. Anthony on Tuesday, 146 years after she made history by illegally casting her ballot in a presidential election.
Anthony died in 1906, 14 years before women gained the constitutional right to vote.
Nearly a century and a half after Anthony illegally voted, women are visiting her grave in Rochester, N.Y., to place their voting stickers at her grave.
Women made a similar pilgrimage to Anthony’s gravesite at Rochester’s Mount Hope Cemetery in 2016, when Hillary Clinton was the first female major party presidential candidate.
The first people arrive at 7:05am here at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY to place their “I Voted” stickers at the grave of Susan B. Anthony. It was November 5, 1872 when Anthony illegally voted in the presidential election, resulting in her arrest. #ElectionDay @News_8 pic.twitter.com/4yklblxbqY
— John Kucko (@john_kucko) November 6, 2018