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Election@Bard is a non-partisan voting rights initiative.

As a college student, you face a choice when you arrive on campus: vote where you attend school and live for the majority of the year, or vote absentee in your hometown, where you may be more familiar with the political scene. College marks the first time many young people are eligible to vote, and developing the habit of voting has a profound impact on political involvement beyond college. Election@Bard works to increase voter turnout by registering voters, developing elections-based programming to foster civic engagement, and fighting for voting rights.

Registering on or off campus

For a list of registered voters in District 5 (Barrytown, where on campus voters vote), click here: http://election.bard.edu/voters/

Join us to watch the returns at Campus Center MPR and Weis Cinema, starting at 8 PM; refreshments available from 9 until the results are in! 

Questions?  E-mail civic@bard.edu.

Voter Registration

Our services are made available to all first-year and upper college students during the check-in process. In 2015, during first-year check-in, 225 students registered to vote with us. This figure represents nearly 60% of eligible voters in the Class of 2019.