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ELECTION DATE

September 11, 2022


 

 

ELECTION DATE – SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

The Election Board of the Kaw Nation
P.O. Box 48
Kaw City, OK 74641

Election Day

September 11, 2022

Polling Place

Kaw Nation Administration Building, Kaw City, OK

Candidate Filing Date

March 14 – March 18, 2022

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. @ Kaw Nation Administration Building.

Qualified Voters

Enrolled Citizens 18 years of age and older

Absentee Requests

Last day to request an absentee ballot in writing is: August 12, 2022

Last day for absentee ballot to be received at Post Office is: September 10, 2022

Citizens of the Kaw Nation are hereby notified that an election will be held September 11, 2022, for the purpose of filling the following positions: Chair, Tribal Council Secretary, Tribal Council Member #1, and Tribal Council Member #3.

The election is conducted in accordance with Article lX, pursuant to Section 4 of the Constitution of the Kaw Nation ratified on August 20th, 2011, and as amended on April 29, 2016.

Voter Qualifications

A qualified voter must:

*Be an enrolled citizen of the Kaw Nation

*Be 18 years of age or older on the date of the election

*Not have been adjudged mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Candidate Filing Fees

At the time of filing of the Declarations of Candidacy, candidates must also pay a non-refundable filing fee of three hundred dollars ($300.00). Filing fees must be paid in money order or certified check. Personal Checks will not be accepted.

Absentee Voting

Voters may request an Absentee Ballot from the Election Board. Please send written requests to:

Kaw Nation Election Board
P.O. Box 48
Kaw City, OK 74641

Or by Fax:

Kaw Nation Election Board 580-269-1195

Upon receipt of a written request containing the voter’s signature the Election Board shall mail an absentee ballot to the requester. The last day that a written request for an absentee ballot can be received by the Election Board is August 12, 2022.

Absentee ballots must be returned in the pre-addressed mailing envelopes provided with the ballot. Ballots must be returned by postal mail to the above address, no later than September 10, 2022. No ballots will be accepted in person or at any other location.

Election Results

Immediately following the tabulation of the ballots, the Election Board shall issue a notice of the election results “pending certification”. The Election Board shall issue the Certified Election Results after the expiration of the protest period at 12:00 p.m. on September 14, 2022, or after the resolution of any challenges received by the Election Board, whichever is later. Election results will be posted at the Kaw Nation Administration Building and on the Kaw Nation Website.

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