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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


Gaming Commission - Gaming Commissioner #1 and #2

1. Mailing of Election Notice: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2. Declaration of Candidacy Filing Date: April 17, 2017 thru April 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

3. Deadline to Withdraw Your Candidacy: Friday, May 5, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.

4. Registration Deadline Date/18 Years and Older: Friday, May 19, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.

5. Mail Ballots to Registered Voters: Friday, June 9, 2017

6. Tribal Election Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. 

7. Run-Off Election will take place for those not winning by majority vote four (4) weeks after this election: Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

-The Election Board has allowed 75 working days for this election. Holidays have been taken into consideration.