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A New York state Supreme Court judge has denied a petition from Bard College to move an off-campus polling site to its Annandale-on-Hudson campus. Bard had filed suit against the Dutchess County Board of Elections in September, alleging unsafe conditions at the current polling site and voter suppression.

Bard College Center For Civic Engagement
Courtesy of Bard College

After filing a lawsuit earlier this month, Bard College in Dutchess County is awaiting a state Supreme Court judge’s decision on its petition to move an off-campus polling site on campus. Bard College’s president and students allege a history of voter suppression against young voters. This year, though, it’s also about safety during COVID-19.