Budget Information

2023 Annual Meeting, Budget Vote & Trustee Election

The Annual Meeting of the Harborfields Public Library will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 2:30 PM in the Library.

The Budget Vote and Trustee Election will be held immediately following, from 3:00 - 9:00 PM.

Absentee Ballot Applications

Absentee Ballot Applications are available at the Harborfields Public Library Reference Desk and online below .

A completed Absentee Ballot Application must be received by Tuesday, April 4, 2023 if you would like a ballot mailed to you, the voter.

A completed Absentee Ballot Application must be received by Monday, April 10, 2023 if you are dropping off your application at the library between 10 AM and 5 PM in the library’s Business Office and are receiving the ballot in person, at the library, from the Acting District Clerk.

Upon approval of the application, an absentee ballot will be issued. All absentee ballots must be received in official envelopes at the Library by 5 PM on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 in order to be counted. No e-mailed ballots will be accepted.

Trustee Election

In addition to the vote on the proposed operating budget, there will be an election for the position on the Library Board of Trustees presently held by Jennifer Shore. This position has a five-year term of office, beginning on July 1st, 2023 and expiring on June 30th, 2028.

In order to run for election for this position, these procedures must be followed:
1. Candidates for the trustee positions must be residents of the Harborfields School District and may only be nominated by petition, which shall be directed to the Clerk of the School District.
2. Petitions must be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the School District and shall state the residence of each signer, as well as the name and residence of the candidate.
3. The petition must describe the specific vacancy on the Library Board for which the candidate is seeking nomination, including the length of the term of office and the name of the last incumbent.
4. Each petition shall be filed with the Clerk of the School District no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, March 13, 2023. Forms for the petition may be obtained at the Harborfields Public Library Reference Desk.

Budget

The Proposed 2023-2024 Budget will be printed in the March newsletter and budget flyers will be distributed on February 24th