NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION To the Registered Voters of New Braunfels Independent School District: Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 p.m., on May 10, 2008, for voting in a School Board election to elect one Trustee for District #2 and one Trustee for District #4. Election Day Polling Places City – Precinct City 1 City 2 City 3 City 4 City 5 City 6 School District Precinct School – 4 School – 2 School – 4 School – 4 School – 4 School – 2 & 4 Location First United Methodist Church 572 S. San Antonio St., Rm. 101A Memorial Elementary School 1900 S. Walnut First United Methodist Church 572 S. San Antonio St., Rm. 101A Faith United Church 970 N. Loop 337 Lamar Elementary School 240 N. Central First United Methodist Church 572 S. San Antonio St., Rm. 101A Where do I go to vote in the NBISD Board of Trustees Election? Only NBISD District’s 2 and 4 are eligible to vote. Look at the City District Number on the Voter Registration Card to determine where your polling place is located. Early Voting Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at: Comal County Courthouse, 100 Main Plaza Room 104, New Braunfels, Texas 78130 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. beginning on April 28, 2008 and ending on May 6, 2008, with the following exceptions: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 3, 2008 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Monday, May 5, 2008 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Ballot by Mail Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: New Braunfels Independent School District Attn: Darlene Coleman, Early Voting Clerk 430 W. Mill Street New Braunfels, Texas 78130 Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on May 2, 2008. Pursuant to Section 11.0581 of the Texas Education Code, independent school districts are required to conduct their general election for trustees jointly with either a city within the school district boundaries or with a county in November of even-numbered years. This joint election requirement does not apply to school district special elections to fill a vacancy or to bond elections. Section 11.0581 was enacted in House Bill 1, 79th Legislature, 3rd Called Session in 2006 and did not impact most school districts until their 2007 or 2008 elections. Under current law, school districts must use one of two schedules: three-year terms (annual elections) or four-year terms (biennial elections). On April 25, 2007, Senate Bill 670 was enacted to give school boards clear authority to create a transition plan to three-year terms or four-year terms. The transition plan had to be decided by December 31, 2007. New Braunfels ISD made the decision last fall to move to a joint election with the City of New Braunfels in order to preserve a three-year term and an annual election. Under this joint election agreement, registered voters may vote on both city and school ballots at one location.