Consolidated¹ Albany County Charter
Section 401. Department of Audit and Control; County Comptroller. There shall be a Department of Audit and Control, the head of which shall be the County Comptroller (the "Comptroller").
Section 402. Election. The Comptroller shall be a qualified elector of the County, and have been a resident continuously in the County for at least one year preceding her election, and be elected from the County at large. The term of office of the Comptroller shall be four years, and shall begin on January lst next following her election. The election for Comptroller shall be conducted at the general election of 1995, and at general elections every fourth year thereafter. She shall hold no other Public Office. Commencing January 1995, she shall not hold the positions of chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer or comparable office of a County political party committee. The compensation of the Comptroller shall be fixed by the County Legislature and not be increased nor decreased during her term of office.
Section 403. Powers and duties. The Comptroller shall:
Section 404. Vacancy. A vacancy, other than one occurring by expiration of a term in the office of County Comptroller, shall be filled by appointment of a qualified elector of the County by the County Legislature within 45 days from the time the vacancy occurs. The appointee shall hold office by virtue of her appointment until the January 1st following the next general election, at which election a County Comptroller shall be elected for the balance of the unexpired term, if any. Any successor who shall be so appointed or elected shall possess all of the qualifications required for the office of County Comptroller as set fourth in this Charter.
¹Please Note: This document is a consolidation of relevant local laws. It has not been adopted in this format.
Consolidated Albany County Charter
The complete Consolidated Albany County Charter** is available for download in PDF* format.
**Please Note: This document is a consolidation of relevant local laws. It has not been adopted in this format.