Susan B. Anthony’s grave has new plastic shield for protection from ‘I voted’ stickers

Northeast

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (NewsNation Now) — An election year tradition in upstate New York will unfold a bit differently than in years past.

Voters in previous elections have placed “I voted” stickers on the grave stone of suffragist Susan B. Anthony in Rochester, New York.

Anthony, who called Rochester home, was instrumental in fighting for women’s right to vote.

This year, a plastic shield is covering the grave stone to protect the marker from damage caused by hundreds of stickers.

A spring restoration effort had revealed the damage done to the marble marker.

The sticker trend became popular on Election Day 2016, when as many as 12,000 people visited the cemetery where Anthony is buried.

NewsNation affiliate WROC contributed to this report.

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