Welcome to the Skidmore College Voter Registration web page. The information on this site is designed to help students - and other members of the Skidmore community - register to vote.
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. The Skidmore campus has been designated a voting site by the city of Saratoga Springs, allowing the placement of a voting machine on campus for every election.
Any member of the Skidmore community who wishes to register and vote in New York State may obtain a form for this purpose online. Students completing the form are reminded to list their residence hall (i.e., Jonsson Tower) as their residence address. Please do not list a P.O. 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 than the on-campus site. (Registered voters will be informed via postcard of the location of their polling place before election day.) Throughout the first few weeks of the fall semester, many campus organizations will be sponsoring non-partisan voter drives at the Tang Museum, Case Center, and the Dining Hall Atrium.
For information on registration deadlines, please see the New York State Board of Elections web site.
For information on deadlines for Election Day 2016, please click here.
Updated August 2016.