The Sage Colleges actively encourages student voter registration and civic engagement. Registering and voting are the actions of an involved and informed citizenry.
The college is also responding to a mandate of the reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Act, which requires that colleges and universities make a good-faith effort to provide voter registration forms to all students.
In order to register to vote, an individual must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old at the time of the next election. Many college students may not be aware that they may register to vote in one of two places: in their college communities, where they will use a voting machine; or in their hometown, typically via absentee ballot.
Any member of the Sage community who wishes to register and vote in New York State may obtain a form for this purpose online. For information on registration deadlines, please see the New York State Board of Elections website.
Students completing the form are reminded to list their residence hall as their residence address. Please do not list a post office box as a campus residence address. Students who reside off campus must provide street addresses as their residential address.
This may mean that their polling place will be different from the on-campus site.
Note: Registered voters will be informed via postcard of the location of their polling place before election day, so do not forget to check your mailbox!
Join us for Constitution Day with Stephanie Batcheller, J.D
Bush Memorial Center, Troy campus
Wednesday, September 18, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Stephanie Batcheller, J.D. is an attorney at the New York State Defenders Association.