College campuses with at least 300 active voters will need to have a polling place. According to the Onondaga County Board of Elections, colleges like Syracuse University, LeMoyne and Onondaga Community College already have this in place. This new voting rule in New York would also prevent college campuses from being divided into multiple voting districts. In future years, districts will need to be adjusted to include as much of a college campus in one district as possible.
“You can only have 2,000 voters in an election district, so a very large college campus like Syracuse University for example may still have to have more than one district, but they’re all going to vote at the same polling place,” said Dustin Czarny, Democratic Onondaga County elections commissioner.