Bard College President Leon Botstein and Andrew Goodman Ambassador Sadia Saba ’21 on Election Day 2020. Photo by Karl Rabe
The Andrew Goodman Foundation details Bard College students’ victorious bid for an on-campus polling site. Andrew Goodman ambassadors at Bard, supported by the Center for Civic Engagement, have fought for years to obtain expanded access to voting at Bard. Their hard work has paid off: the Dutchess County Supreme Court ruled in favor of Bard College’s right to an on-campus polling site, and appeals to the ruling continue to be denied. The last two elections have seen Bard students, faculty, staff, and community members voting in the Campus Center.
Andrew Goodman Ambassador Sarah Seager ’24 says that “allowing voters a safe and accessible space to vote, which is what the Bard campus polling site provides, is expected of all polling sites. As a Bard community we are excited to provide that space for voices to be heard as people practice their civic duty of voting. I, along with the Election@Bard team, am excited to see what the future of Dutchess County looks like when the voices of students are heard.”