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Voting information

This page contains information on the voting process for the City School District of Albany budget vote and Board of Education election, which will be held on Tuesday, May 17.

The vote will again be conducted in-person this year. At this time, we are still awaiting guidance on whether an additional absentee option will be available due to COVID-19.

In-person voting

The district will conduct voting on May 17 at 15 locations throughout the city. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. 

Absentee ballots

The City School District of Albany automatically sends absentee ballots to people the Albany County Board of Elections designates as having a permanent disability. Concern about potential exposure to COVID-19 also is an option the state is allowing for requesting an absentee ballot again this year.

Those who want to vote with an absentee ballot because of illness, hospitalization, vacation, studies, business or incarceration must apply for the absentee ballot.

If you are interested in voting absentee due to COVID-19 concerns, you can select that option by checking “temporary illness or physical disability” on the absentee ballot application.

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Nikiyah Timmons

Interim Board Clerk