Bard is in one of the most competitive battleground districts in the country. 

Votes here are lost and won in the single-digits. If enough of us turn out, we can flip a Congressional seat.

Register to vote locally and help us alter the national balance of power in 2018.


register using campus services

To register, visit the Center for Civic Engagement (at Ward Gate on the north side of campus, pictured to the right) and ask for a New York voter registration form. The student interns working there will be very happy to help you! Once you fill it out, they will post it for you.

This on-campus registration will good until you move off campus. Once you move into either Red Hook or Tivoli, you will need to re-register so you can vote there. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email

 Ward Gate: Home of the Center for Civic Engagement.

Ward Gate: Home of the Center for Civic Engagement.

register on your own

On-campus residents who wish to vote locally, in-person, may download the form to the right. 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.

For free mailing, drop your form off at the Campus Center Voter Registration Dropbox.