Women are placing their 'I Voted' stickers on Susan B. Anthony's grave

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.

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.

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 “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers,” Anthony famously said.

She likely would have been thrilled to know that women are running for elected office in record numbers in 2018 and that women voters will be a major factor in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

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!”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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