After casting their ballots in the midterm elections on Tuesday, women flocked to Susan B. Anthony’s grave in Rochester, New York, to show their gratitude for her service to the women’s suffrage movement.
The proud female voters placed their “I Voted” stickers on Anthony’s headstone in a practice that has become something of an Election Day tradition. Dozens of the stickers adorned her gravestone after the 2016 presidential election.
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_8pic.twitter.com/4yklblxbqY
— John Kucko (@john_kucko) November 6, 2018
Anthony helped propel the women’s voting rights movement forward in 1872 when she illegally voted on Election Day, resulting in her arrest. Nearly 50 years later, the states ratified the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote nationwide.
“There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers,” Anthony famously said.
Tributes to Anthony also poured in on Twitter.
“Thank you, #SusanBAnthony,” one woman tweeted. “I cannot even imagine a world in which I would not have the right to vote. Your legacy ― women voting, running for office, and more!”
i hope im making Susan B Anthony proud
— em srohcna eh (@prattenthusiast) November 6, 2018
The 19th amendment was passed and gave women the right to vote. Women like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Caddy Stanton were arrested, beaten, force feed and slandered publicly to gain those rights for themselves and others. You have a right. You have a voice. Go. Vote. pic.twitter.com/d53mfn1YJu
— Vanessa Brown (@nessabrown27) November 6, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.