Library Trustee Nominating Petitions Due May 11 — Info Session May 7

May 5, 2020 | Library News

UPDATE: The library hosted an information session on May 7 about what it’s like to be a trustee. You can view the video on YouTube.

The APL trustee election will now be held on Tuesday, June 9, via absentee ballot as set forth by an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

There are two trustee seats available on the library board this year. Both positions carry full five-year terms, which commence on July 1, 2020.

In order to become a candidate, you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, a resident of the city of Albany for at least 30 days immediately before the election, and a qualified voter. You also must submit a nominating petition. 

Nominating petitions are due to the Clerk of the City School District of Albany by 5:00 pm, on Monday, May 11. The clerk’s office is in the School Administration Building at Academy Park (Elk Street). The clerk can be reached at (518) 475-6010.

Due to the executive order, candidates are not collecting petition signatures this year. Candidates only have to fill out the petition and sign it themselves.

Any person who has self-nominated and meets the other requirements will be placed on the ballot, in alphabetical order. The library will be able to announce the trustee candidate names after May 11.

Absentee ballots will be mailed to Albany voters about 14 days before the June 9 election. Completed ballots must be returned and received by the school district by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 9, in order to be counted.


Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.