College Students Can Vote in their Home District or at School
The Center for Civic Engagement hosts voter registration events on campus during Language and Thinking and ahead of every election. Watch your email and the Bard app for details.
Register to Vote Locally: On-Campus Residents
On-campus residents who wish to vote locally, in-person, may download a pre-formatted form. On election day, we provide free polling-place shuttles for on-campus registered voters. Your on-campus registration remains active until you move off-campus, at which time you should re-register using your permenant address.
You must input your Bard College mailbox number in the blank field, MSC#___. For Section 13, you must input either your NYS Driver’s License number or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
If you would like a free voter registration form and help registering or mailing the form, drop by the Center for Civic Engagement (Manor Gatehouse). Please see the Election@Bard team's regular office hours in the Leadership section on our home page.
Register to Vote Locally: Off-Campus Students
Off-campus residents are located in different voting districts and must register to vote using their off-campus housing addresses. Students should re-register at their new address if they have moved since their previous registration. Once they have been successfully registered to vote, off-campus residents will receive a postcard informing them of their polling place.
For Section 13, you must input either your NYS Driver’s License number or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
For free mailing, drop your form off at the Campus Center Voter Registration Dropbox.
If you would like a free voter registration form and help registering, drop by the Center for Civic Engagement (Manor Gatehouse).
Vote by Mail in Your Home State
Some states allow for voting by mail, commonly referred to as absentee voting. Voting by mail is usually a two-step process, you must:
Register to Vote In Your Home State.
The form must be printed and mailed.
Submit an Absentee Ballot Request Form. Be sure to confirm whether your home state allows first-time voters to vote by mail.
I forgot . . . am I already registered?
Use this website to confirm whether you’re already registered by choosing a state and inputting the required identifying information.