Voters in NY Put Their "I Voted" Stickers on Susan B. Anthony's Grave

Posted: Apr 20, 2016 8:30 AM

Voters in Rochester, New York have a touching tradition to honor suffragette Susan B. Anthony on Election Day: They place their "I Voted" stickers on her gravesite.

A photo of the headstone was making the rounds on Twitter on Tuesday evening:

Anthony died in 1906, 14 years before the passage of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. She had been arrested in 1872 for voting in Rochester, and was never able to legally vote.

I think this is a fitting tribute to an incredible woman, and it's something that all voters, regardless of political affiliation, can appreciate. According to comments on the Facebook image, this tradition happens every year and the cemetery employees view the stickers as a cool way to honor the legacy of one of their "permanent residents." While some called the stickers vandalism or defacing the gravesite, I think that Anthony would be proud to see the impact of her work.