2019 Ethics Election Notification

Members of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation are hereby notified that an Election will be held on November 2, 2019, for the purpose of electing five (5) members of the Ethics Commission.

  • The Chairperson and Secretary will be seated through July 2021.
  • The Commissioner #1 will be seated until July 2020.
  • The Commissioner #2 and Commissioner #3 will be seated until July 2022.

This election shall be conducted in accordance with the Constitution and Election Ordinance of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Automated Election Services of Rio Rancho, New Mexico will assist the Election Board with this election.

Qualified Candidates

A qualified candidate must:

A) Be an enrolled member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
B) Be 25 years of age or older, as of the date of this election for the following seats: Chairperson, Secretary, or Commissioner #1. Must be 21 years or older for the Commissioner seat #2 and Commissioner seat #3.
C) Agree to a comprehensive criminal background investigation conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation or an investigative agency deemed appropriate by the Election Board for record clearance.
D) NOT have been convicted of a felony within the past 5 years.
E) If elected, agree to the Drug-Free Workplace Policy and consent to drug testing.
F) Submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form and photo for the ballot to the Election Board Office no later than August 30, 2019, at 4:00 P.M.

Qualified Voters

To cast a ballot in this election you must:

A) Be an enrolled member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
B) Be 18 years of age or older by September 6, 2019.
C) If you have never registered to vote you can get the forms from the Member Services Department. In order to vote you will need a voter registration form on file with Election Board no later than Friday, September 6, 2019, at 4:00 P.M.

Ballot Distribution

Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters no later than September 20, 2019. All ballot distribution packages will contain a pre-addressed return envelope for mailing ballots back to the Election Board. All ballots must be received in the Election Board Post Office Box in Mayetta, Kansas no later than 9:00 A.M. on the date of the special election, November 2, 2019. Please allow one to two weeks for mailing back your ballot.

Election Results

Ballots will be tabulated in an open meeting for Tribal Members conducted by the Election Board after 9:00 A.M. on Election day, at the Old Bingo Hall. Tabulation of ballots will continue until all ballots have been tabulated and the results of that tabulation have been recorded.

The Election Board shall issue the Preliminary Election Results immediately after the conclusion of the tabulation. Any election protests must be filed three (3) business days following an election, by November 6, 2019, at 4:00 P.M.

Certified Election Results will be posted at the appropriate tribal offices, as well as, being released to all appropriate media at the conclusion of the election.

Election Calendar 

  1. Candidate Filing Date
    August 26 to August 30, 2019, 4 P.M. Declaration of Candidacy form and photograph must be returned by this date.
  1. Candidate Withdrawal Date
    September 6, 2019, at 4:00 P.M. Last Date for Candidates to withdraw their names from the election.
  1. Voter Registration Deadline
    September 6, 2019, at 4:00 P.M. Last Day for members 18 years of age or older to register to receive a ballot for this election, if not already registered.
  1. Ballot Mailing Date
    September 20, 2019, ballots mailed to Registered Voters only.
    November 2, 2019 (Saturday) at 9:00 A.M. Last day for Ballots to be received at the Mayetta Post Office by 9:00 A.M.
  1. RUN-OFF Election Date
    If required, shall occur four (4) weeks after this election, on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at 9 a.m.