Two Library Trustee Seats Up for Election on May 18

March 16, 2021 | Library News

(Updated 4/24/21) 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.

**Nominations are due to the Board Clerk of the City School District of Albany by Wednesday, April 28, at 5:00 pm.**


View this slideshow with more info about the position.

Watch this video of what it’s like to be a trustee, hosted by several current board members.


Per the school district’s website:

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 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. 

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.