The Fight for a Polling Site on Bard Campus
Bard College Secures Fully Functioning On-Campus Polling Site
After a fight that haf been going on for nearly a quarter century, the Dutchess County Board of Elections finally relented and Bard College had a fully functional campus polling site for the 2022 general election, and hopefully beyond. Election Commissioner Hannah Black informed Bard officials that the polling site at Bard’s Bertelsmann Campus Center would be fully staffed and have the requisite number of polling machines; previously, the site had been in violation of election regulations and a court ordered settlement. The decision occurred after Bard had filed a complaint following years of litigation to secure an on-campus polling location and ensure equal access to the ballot.
Election@Bard Office Hours
Team Office Hours:
Elene Shamandadze Mondays (3pm-5pm)
Roma Taitwood Wednesdays (1pm-3pm)
Oliver Abrams Fridays (1pm-3pm)
Election@Bard Student Leadership
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 Election@Bard 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.