Bard College Voting Site Set for Nov.3 Election Day, Compromise Also Allows St. John Site to Operate for 2020

The new Bard College voting site will be open to all District 5 voters on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, after an appellate court declined to hear a final appeal by Dutchess County BOE Commissioner Erik Haight. In addition to confirming the Bard College voting site, a compromise will allow the existing voting site at Church of St. John’s to also operate for the 2020 Election.

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The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Statement on Bard College Polling Location Win

Today's settlement, which addresses decades of blatant student voter discrimination, will finally bring an on-campus polling location to Bard College in time for the 2020 Presidential Election. We thank our partners and our legal team for their commitment to ensuring every voter in District 5 has fair and equal access to the ballot box.

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The Andrew Goodman Foundation, Bard College President and Students Files Motion to Rehear Voter Suppression Lawsuit Against the Dutchess County Board of Elections

The Andrew Goodman Foundation along with Bard College President Leon Botstein and Bard College students have filed a Motion for Leave to Renew and Rehear their case against the Dutchess County Board of Elections after the New York Supreme Court denied their initial petition to move the polling place to a safer and more accessible location on Bard College’s campus.

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