NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS
The Election Committee of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma announces the results of the election held Saturday, April 21, 2018:
Ballot Results for Second Councilman were:
PJ ATTOCKNIE 13
SHANON BUCKINGHAM 3
KARA D. NORTH 44
SPECIAL ELECTION NOTICE AND CALL FOR DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY
*ADDITIONAL SEAT TO BE VOTED ON*
The Election Committee of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma announces a Special Tribal Election to fill the remainder of the terms for the positions of: Second Chief (term expires March 2021), Third Councilman (term expires in March 2019), One (1) seat on the Grievance Committee (term expires in March 2021) in accordance with Article XVI, Section 1 (j) of the Election Ordinance of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.
Additional Seat to be voted on: Treasurer (term expires in March 2020)
The Special Election will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Peoria Tribal Administration Building, 118 South Eight Tribes Trail in Miami, Oklahoma. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Any member of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma shall be eligible to vote, provided the member is eighteen (18) years of age or over on the date of election. Each member will be required to show proof of identification in the form of a government issued photo identification showing their name to match the Official Voters’ List provided by the Tribal Enrollment Office.
The ballots will be counted and tabulated and the results announced immediately. In the event no candidate receives a majority vote, the Election Committee will immediately call for a run-off election by announcing the date and time polls will open. Polls for a run-off election shall remain open for a period of two (2) hours. Balloting will continue (by call of the Election Committee) until one candidate receives a clear majority of total votes cast.
In accordance with Article XVI, Section 1(i) of the Election Ordinance, in the event only one candidate files for elective office, that candidate shall be declared elected. In the event a candidate is declared elected, it will not be necessary for the Peoria Tribe to conduct an election, by ballot, for that elective office. Furthermore, in the event a candidate is declared elected, that candidate shall assume office upon taking the Oath of Office.
In the event no one files for an elective office in accordance with the forty-five (45) day Declaration of Candidacy policy, the Election Committee shall issue a second Special Election Notice.
CANDIDACY FILING DEADLINE
All candidates must file their Declaration of Candidacy forms and pay the filing fee, in person, with the Election Committee or the Committee’s designated representative at the Peoria Tribal Office, 118 South Eight Tribes Trail in Miami, Oklahoma, during normal working hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday).
The deadline for filing is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. *Candidates may provide a typed statement in person when filing for candidacy, or email statement to email@example.com by the filing deadline; all statements will be printed exactly as submitted, no additions or corrections will be made.
Office of the Chief
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Mailing Address │ PO Box 1527 │ Miami, OK 74355 │Telephone 918-540-2535 │ Fax 918-540-2538