HWS Votes is a non-partisan group of student leaders devoted to voter registration and the continuous education of the Hobart and William Smith and Geneva communities. We instill a sense of civic duty in all citizens through active participation in the democratic process.
Through the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, HWS Votes works with politically-oriented groups on campus, from the College Republicans and the College Democrats to Americans for Informed Democracy and the Progressive Student Union, to maximize student participation and understanding of the electoral process.
HWS Votes began during the 2004 presidential election and was coordinated by Ave Bauder '81, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning and The Joseph P. DiGangi Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences, Coordinator and Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Political Science Craig Rimmerman under the direction of Jane Erickson '07.
Since 2012, HWS Votes has helped well over 2365 students, faculty, staff, and Geneva community members register to vote, request absentee ballots, and receive election reminders. In 2016, the HWS campus also received the distinction from TurboVotes of having the top percentage of students enrolled using the service with 960 users, or 43%. We are now partnering with All In Democracy Challenge to support our voter registration methods.
HWS Votes is a nonpartisan organization that is committed to voter education and registration. It serves the HWS community by fostering civic duty. We are a consistent, credible, and sustainable group.
Register to Vote
Registering to vote here in Geneva? You’ll need your primary residential address (the address of your residence hall) – see the list below to register using this address, remember your mailing address will be your Scandling P.O. Box.
|113 Hamilton||113 Hamilton Street|
|123 Hamilton||123 Hamilton Street|
|133 St. Clair||133 Saint Clair Street|
|402 Pulteney||402 Pulteney Street|
|408 Pulteney||408 Pulteney Street|
|412 Pulteney||412 Pulteney Street|
|583 S. Main||583 S. Main Street|
|615 S. Main||615 S. Main Street|
|639 S. Main||639 S. Main Stret|
|704 S. Main||704 S. Main Street|
|730 S. Main||704 S. Main Street|
|737 S. Main||737 S. Main Street|
|746 S. Main||746 S. Main Street|
|99 St. Clair||99 St. Clair Street|
|Abbe Center||764 S. Main Street|
|Bampton House||720 S. Main Street|
|Bartlett||353 Pulteney St.|
|Beta Sigma||756 S. Main Street|
|Blackwell||42 St. Clair Street|
|Caird||183 Hamilton Street|
|Chi Phi (Frat)||573 S. Main Street|
|Comstock||41 St. Clair Street|
|DeCordova||189 Hamilton Street|
|Delta Chi (Frat)||574 S. Main Street|
|Durfee||355 Pulteney Street|
|Emerson||185 Hamilton Street|
|Farm House||169 St. Clair Street|
|Geneva||648 S. Main Street|
|Hale||351 Pulteney Street|
|Hillcrest House||159 St. Clair Street|
|Hirshson||44 St. Clair Street|
|Jackson||425 Pulteney Street|
|Kappa Alpha (Frat)||600 S. Main Street|
|Kappa Sigma (Frat)||584 S. Main Street|
|McCormick||183 Hamilton Street|
|McDaniels||645 S. Main Street|
|Medbery||315 Pulteney Street|
|Miller||43 St. Clair Street|
|Odells||218 St. Clair Street|
|Potter||445 Pulteney Street|
|Rees||435 Pulteney Street|
|Shepard||141 St. Clair Street|
|Sherrill||51 St. Clair Street|
|Sill House||710 S. Main Street|
|Stewardson||780 S. Main Street|
|Trowbridge||129 St. Clair Street|
|Zappler||577 S. Main Street|
*Keep in mind if you choose to vote in Geneva and move residence halls next year, you will need to update your information with the Board of Elections each year you move.
HWS Voter Data
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