Susan B. Anthony's Grave Will Be Open Late for Election Day Visitors

The upstate New York cemetery where Susan B. Anthony is buried will stay open hours later than usual tomorrow—on election day, [prayer hands emoji], we’ve so very nearly made it—so you can pay your respects/leave your “I Voted” sticker.

The AP reports:

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.


Anthony’s grave has become a popular spot to leave “I Voted” stickers, and when Clinton clinched the nomination, the city of Rochester installed a sign noting the occasion. Just don’t accidentally get locked in—Susan B. Anthony’s ghost probably would prefer you not spend the night sleeping on her eternal resting place.

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I’ll be honest, when I first read that headline, I thought they were opening her actual grave. This seemed more creepy than inspirational.

But #readingisfundamental, etc.