About Us

About Us

About Election@Bard

The Center for Civic Engagement, in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation, sponsors the Election@Bard initiative.

What We Do

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights in a democratic society and we encourage all students to exercise the right to vote. The initiative facilitates voter registration for students, provides information about candidates, hosts forums in which candidates and students can meet, and protects the rights of students to vote and have their votes counted. Beginning in the year 2014, the initiative is led annually by Bard's Vote Everywhere Ambassador, an undergraduate selected by the Center for Civic Engagement and the Andrew Goodman Foundation. In 2015, a second Vote Everywhere Ambassador position was added to expand campus outreach efforts.

Ava Mazzye '20

Director, Election@Bard
Team Leader, Vote Everywhere Ambassador


Ava Mazzye is a sophomore at Bard College, and intends to major in Political Studies and concentrate in Latin American & Iberian Studies. In the summer of 2017, Ava became Team Leader of the Vote Team Leader of the Vote Everywhere Ambassadors, a subsidiary program of the Andrew Goodman Foundation. In her position, Ava focuses on registering, educating and engaging college-aged voters.

Carly Hickey '18

Club-Head, Election@Bard
Ambassador, Vote Everywhere 

Carly Hickey is a Senior at Bard College, and majors in Asian Studies concentrating in Chinese Language and Literature. In the summer of 2017, Carly worked at the Bard Center for Civic Engagement as the Office Intern. While working for the CCE, she often volunteered with election@bard in helping register First Years, Transfer, and Returning students to vote. Through this experience, she has realized the importance of registering students to vote and is dedicated in engaging and educating young student voters.  

About the Andrew Goodman Foundation