Requests for absentee ballots for the annual Saugerties Public Library budget vote and trustee election will be available at the library beginning on August 20, 2019. Residents requesting a ballot will have to sign an affidavit attesting that they will not be available to vote in person at the library at 91 Washington Avenue on Thursday, September 5, 2019, between 10am and 8pm.
Residents must be registered to vote in the Town of Saugerties in order to cast an absentee ballot or to vote in person.
Two five-year terms are up for election. Candidates running for election are Jouette Bassler, Sydnie Grosberg, Theresa Pabon, and incumbent Brian Collins.
Voters will also be asked to approve a 2020 library operating budget of $675,358 of which $617,796 shall be raised by taxation. The 2020 budget proposal calls for 6.49% tax levy increase, which comes to less than one cent per $1,000 assessed property value. Copies of the proposed budget are available at the library.