Political Engagement

students standing behind a tableAt 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:

  • Registering students to vote during new student orientation and during move-in day.
  • Embedding voter registration in the Pioneer Cup residence hall competition.
  • Utilize National Voter Registration Day, Constitution Day, and other key events to initiate voter registration campaigns.
  • Hold special programs and outreach to publicize key dates, resources, and websites.
  • Enlisting the assistance of the Office of the President to send reminders to students on registration and participation.

Register to Vote

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

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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).

All in campus democracy challengevoter friendly campusVoter Education

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:

  • Rock the Vote
    • Makes voting easier for young adults by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections.
    • Keeps track of elections; local and national. Will provide forms to register, update voter registration, or request an absentee ballot.
    • Read clear and succinct summaries of upcoming and active legislation.
    • Directly tell your lawmakers how to vote on those bills by clicking “Yea” or “Nay.”
    • Follow up on how your elected officials voted on bills, so you can hold them accountable in the next election cycle.
  • Voter Registration Deadlines
    • Presidential Primary Deadlines, Congressional Primary Deadlines, State and Local Primary Deadlines, General Election Deadlines, Voting by Absentee Ballot Deadlines
  • District Map
    • Use zip code to find districts and elected officials:
      • Senate, Assembly, Congress, Senate

several students standing next to a tableGet Out and Vote

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.

Stay informed on local and national election dates on PioneerLink or by contacting the Center for Civic Engagement (civicengagement@alfredstate.edu).