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The goal of the Election Board is to conduct orderly elections in accordance with the provisions of the Election Ordinance. 

The Election Board requires 75 working days to prepare for a national election. The schedule includes a start-up date, date to mail announcement of upcoming election to adult Nation members, deadline date to file for candidacy, cut-off date for new registration, set-up date to mail ballots to registered voters and the scheduled election date. Nation members who are not registered to vote are encouraged to register. 

The Election Board meets as needed. The Member Services Department accepts and forwards information throughout the year. 

Election Board Members
Sara Gertenmayer
Sherry Landis
Arlene Lingo 

Member Services Department (Government Center - Lower Level)
Coordinator: Paul Vega
Address: 16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509
Phone: 785-966-3934
Fax: 785-966-3950

Calendar of Events

The special election is being held to elect Tribal Council- Council Person #3:
For remainder of the term ending in July 2020.

• Mailing of Election Notice: November 21, 2016, Monday

• Declaration of Candidacy Filing Date: December 5 to December 16, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

• Deadline to Withdraw Your Candidacy: December 20, 2016 Tuesday by 4:00 p.m.

• Registration Deadline Date/18 Years and Older:  December 20, 2016, Tuesday by 4:00 p.m.

• Mail Ballots to Registered Voters: December 29, 2016, Thursday

• Tribal Election Date: February 4, 2017, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. (within 60 days)

- If no candidate receives the majority vote, a run-off election will be held.

• Run-Off Election:  March 4, 2017, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.

The Election Board has allowed within 60 days for this election.  Holidays have been taken into consideration.