Get Engaged with Local Elections

2017 Election season brings with it volunteer and internship opportunities with student organizations and local campaigns. Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) partners with the non-partisan, student-led Election@Bard to provide accurate candidate information, register voters and get out the vote.

All local campaigns were asked to provide the Center for Civic Engagement volunteer and internship information. The following those opportunities. Do not see your candidate listed? Contact Erin Cannan or Jonathan Becker at or

Election@Bard, a student-led, non-partisan grassroots organization, is looking for student volunteers to make the 2017 voter engagement at Bard the highest on record. Have questions and want to get involved? Contact Election@Bard co-head Ava Mazzye at Possibility for paid internships beginning January 2017.
Important Dates to Remember!

Fall 2017
September 12: Primary Election, Polls are open Noon until 9:00 PM (only voters registered in a party with a primay can vote)
November 7: General Election, Polls open 6:00 AM until 9:00 PM

Registration Dates
August 18: Mail Registration for primary must be postmarked by date
October 13: Mail Registration due for General Election must be postmarked by date

District 19:
John Faso (R)* - Incumbent 
Jeff Beals (D) - Teacher, Ex-US Foreign Service Diplomat & Democratic Activist 
Steven Brisee (D) - Data Protection Policy Specialist 
Dave Clegg (D) - Attorney & Community Activist 
Antonio Delgado (D) - Attorney 
Brian Flynn (D) - Businessman 
Gareth Rhodes (D) - Law School Student, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & Ex-White House Intern 
Pat Ryan (D) - Technology Executive & Iraq War Veteran 
Sue Sullivan (D) - Business Consultant 

New York Supreme Court  9th Judicial District
Judge Christi Acker
Linda Murray (R)

Dutchess County Legislator
Kris Munn (D)
Warren Sheprow (R)

Dutchess County Comptroller
Jim Coughlan (I) Incumbent 
Robin Lois (D)

Red Hook Town Board (2 positions)
Bill O’Neil (D) – incumbent
Christine Kane (D)

Jim Ross (R) - incumbent

Red Hook Town Clerk
Sue McCann (R) - incumbent