At Alfred State, our political engagement efforts are focused on providing help to navigate the paperwork, regulations and other barriers that may deter students from becoming politically active. These efforts include:
As a United States citizen, you have the opportunity to make a difference by casting your vote in local, state, and federal elections. Our goal is to provide you accessible and understandable information about voter registration and voting procedures. Stop by our office anytime for information about registration or to gain resources on candidates. Below are a few key resources to get you started:
1. You can register using your campus address to vote which allows you to access a polling station located within minutes from campus. To register to vote, complete this form (pdf) and mail to your county board of elections. Or, register online at the DMV website.
Students living on campus should use this address: 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802
2. You can register with your home address and get an absentee ballot from your home county's board of election if you do not plan on going home to vote. The statewide application for absentee voting can be found online (pdf).
One of the most common reasons people claim stops them from voting is a lack of education about candidates and policies. Here are some resources to help you stay informed:
If you are registered to vote in Alfred, the polling station is at the following location:
A. E. Crandall Hook and Ladder Company, 5 S. Main St, Alfred, NY 14802
It is located two blocks from campus behind the Village Hall and adjacent to the public library.