Completing and returning your ballot

This page contains information on how to complete and return your ballot for the 2020-21 City School District of Albany budget vote and board election. You can click on any of the images below to view them at full-size. Please note, the documents on this page are for instructional reference only, and cannot be used to cast a vote.

If you have any questions throughout the process, please contact:

Tanya Bowie

Board Clerk

Step 1: Your ballot arrives

This is how your ballot will be mailed to you. This envelope contains all the necessary items to vote; your ballot, an oath envelope and the business reply mail return envelope.

Step 2: Completing your ballot

Below is what the ballot you receive will look like, and more information on the four items it contains.

The Proposition #1 section of the ballot is the budget.

Proposition #2 on the ballot relates to the proposed purchase of a plot of land located near Delaware Community School. 

The purchase would use funds from the district’s capital reserve and would have no tax impact

If voters approve the purchase, the property would be used for additional recreational space for students at Delaware Community School. 

In this section of the ballot you can vote for one candidate for the Board of Education. To make your selection, you can fill in the oval above the candidate, or circle the candidate's name.If you select the "write-in" option, please be sure to write in the first and last name of your candidate legibly. You may only vote for one candidate.

In this section of the ballot you can vote for a maximum of two candidates for the Albany Public Library Board of Trustees. To make your selection(s), you can fill in the oval(s) above the candidate(s), or circle the name of the candidate(s). If you select the "write-in" option(s), please be sure to write in the first and last name of your candidate(s) legibly. You may vote for a maximum of two candidates.

Step 3: Sealing your ballot in the oath envelope

After you complete your ballot, you must seal it in the oath envelope, the front of which is pictured below. 

Step 4: Signing the back of your sealed oath envelope

After sealing your ballot inside the oath envelope, you must sign and date the reverse side of the oath envelope, pictured below. A witness is not needed if you sign your own name. However, if you were to sign with a mark, which would include making an "X," this would require a witness.

Step 5: Putting your oath envelope in the reply envelope

After sealing your ballot inside the oath envelope, and signing the reverse, place the oath envelope inside the business reply mail envelope, and be sure to seal it. The business reply mail envelope is pictured below.

Step 6: Returning your ballot

Once you have completed the steps above and you are ready to return your business reply mail envelope, you can do so in one of two ways.

By mail: Drop the sealed business reply envelope into any United States Postal Service mail collection box. Please be aware that there have been some slight mail delays during the COVID-19 crisis, so you may want to consider in-person delivery instead.

By hand: You can hand deliver your sealed business reply envelope to our district office, located at 1 Academy Park (located near the corner of Elk and Eagle streets, and pictured below). Hand-delivered ballots will be accepted from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through the voting deadline of Tuesday, June 9 at 5 p.m.

Please note that ballots received after 5 p.m. on June 9 will not be counted, even if they are postmarked prior to the deadline.

District offices at 1 Academy Park.