Today many Hamilton students will be exercising their right to vote at the Town of Kirkland Municipal Building, in the Village of Clinton. Others will already have cast their votes via absentee ballots in their home states. More than a decade ago, only the latter method of voting was a possibility.
In the fall of 2004, when Young Han '06 decided to register to vote in Clinton, he never thought his simple request would soon be the focus of national attention.
Some states allow students to register where they attend college, but Oneida County, in which Clinton is located, had never let a student do so. "Legally, states can't discriminate against students when it comes to voting," Han said. "States must allow students to register where they attend college if they meet the state's general requirements."
To read more about how Han’s efforts expanded students’ voting options, read this Alumni Review story.