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File #: 21-122    Name:
Type: Report Status: Consent Item Ready
File created: 1/25/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/8/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval to authorize the City Manager to enter into a joint election agreement between the City of New Braunfels, the New Braunfels Independent School District, the Comal Independent School District, the City of Garden Ridge, and the City of Bulverde regarding the May 1, 2021 election.
Attachments: 1. Comal ISD - City of New Braunfels ET AL - Joint Election Agreement 2021 - Version 2-9-21 (FINAL)
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Presenter/Contact

Presenter

Caitlin Krobot, City Secretary

Contact Info

ckrobot@nbtexas.org

 

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SUBJECT:

Title

Approval to authorize the City Manager to enter into a joint election agreement between the City of New Braunfels, the New Braunfels Independent School District, the Comal Independent School District, the City of Garden Ridge, and the City of Bulverde regarding the May 1, 2021 election.

 

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:

The Texas Election Code and the Texas Education Code provide provisions for School Districts to enter into agreements with municipalities to hold elections jointly to serve affected voters adequately and conveniently by providing common polling locations.

 

The attached agreement will allow for the City, the School Districts, the City of Garden Ridge, and the City of Bulverde to share common early voting polling locations for the May 1, 2021 Elections.  Additionally, the agreement will provide for common election day polling locations.

 

The attached agreement specifically provides that all other election processes related to the elections will be kept separate by the City and School Districts including the preparation and/or publication of election ballots, forms, orders, resolutions, notices, pre-clearance submissions, and the appointment of election judges, alternate judges and clerks, and any costs associated with the election.

 

ADDRESSES A NEED/ISSUE IN A CITY PLAN OR COUNCIL PRIORITY:

N/A

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The City will see some cost savings depending on the nature of each school district’s election.

 

Recommendation

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

This item is for Council consideration.

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends approval of the item.