Two Library Trustee Seats Up for Election on May 18
(Updated 4/16/21) If you’ve ever thought about serving the Albany community as a member of the library’s Board of Trustees, here’s your chance!
There is a library trustee election on May 18. Two seats are available, both of which carry full five-year terms.
Nominating petitions, qualifications, and instructions are available online. These documents can also be printed by the open branches and picked up by appointment; please call the select branch to make arrangements.
INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR THE BOARD?
Watch a live information session about what it’s like to be a trustee, hosted by several current board members, on YouTube on Thursday, April 22, at 7 pm. This session will also be recorded and remain available on YouTube to watch after.
VOTING OPTIONS THIS YEAR
The City School District of Albany will return to in-person voting for this year’s budget vote and Board of Education election, with an important additional absentee option due to COVID-19.
The state will allow concerns regarding potential exposure to COVID-19 as a reason for requesting an absentee ballot for this year’s school vote, which will be held Tuesday, May 18. Voters interested in casting an absentee ballot can select that option by checking “temporary illness or physical disability” on the absentee ballot application.
You also can contact Board Clerk Tanya Bowie at email@example.com or (518) 475-6015 to request an absentee ballot application, or with additional questions.
- If you request an absentee ballot be sent to you by mail, a completed absentee application must be received by the district clerk at least seven days before the vote – by Tuesday, May 11 at 4 p.m.
- If you plan to pick up the absentee ballot in-person at Academy Park, you have until the day before the vote to submit an absentee application – Monday, May 17 by 4 p.m.
Along with the absentee options, the district will conduct voting in-person May 18 at 15 locations throughout the city. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.