Bard Continues the Fight for a Polling Place on Campus
Voter suppression of college students in Dutchess County was rampant until 1999, when Bard and Vassar students—with the support of both institutions—threatened a lawsuit against the Dutchess County Board of Elections. In response, a committee appointed by the county legislature, consisting of the late Woody Klose, Kristen Jemiolo, and Marcus Molinaro (the current county executive), explored the issue and reaffirmed the right of college students to vote where they live and study, a right already upheld by the Supreme Court in 1979.
Aleks Demetriades ’25
Aleks is a first-year interested in studying History or Political Science with a concentration in global public health. In addition to his work with [email protected] he is the communication and programming intern for the Open Society University Network.
Elene Shamanadze '25
Elene is a first year student studying Psychology with a concentration in Mind, Brain and Behavior. She is excited to join the team and is hoping to facilitate Voting at Bard.
Oliver Abrams '25
Oliver is a first year student studying anthropology with a concentration in Jewish studies.
Roma Taitwood '25
Roma is a first year student studying studio arts and political science.