What You Need to Know: Susan B. Anthony

Voters flock to Susan B. Anthony's gravesite on Election Day

No matter who you're voting for, this Election Day is historic because it marks the first time that voters have the option to cast their ballots for a female presidential nominee from a major party.

To honor the occasion, people are lining up at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York, to honor women's rights champion Susan B. Anthony. Many have placed "I voted" stickers on her headstone.

Hillary Clinton campaign signs have also been placed next to Anthony's grave.

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Anthony was a feminist and a well-known figure in the women's suffrage moment. She died in 1906, and 14 years later, women got the right to vote in the United States.

The cemetery plans to extend its hours and stay open until 9 p.m. on Election Day.

A Facebook Live video of cemetery visitors has been shared more than 55,000 times and has been liked more than 60,000 times. More than 3 million people have watched the video and thousands have commented on it.

"The importance of this day cannot be expressed in words. It is historic, it is emotional, it is the culmination of what Susan fought for. Everyone, just go vote," one commenter wrote.

Another wrote: "Regardless of who you vote for, keep in mind the history that has been made today. Women finally making a stride for other women. You may not like or vote for Hillary, but you have to acknowledge the impact she's made on history by being on the ballot."

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