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MESKWAKI NATION - NEWS & EVENTS

General Election Nomination Meeting

When:
October 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
2021-10-05T19:00:00-05:00
2021-10-05T19:15:00-05:00
Where:
Tribal Gymnasium
General Election Nomination Meeting @ Tribal Gymnasium

2021 GENERAL ELECTION NOTICE:

NOMINATION MEETING:

There will be a Nomination Meeting on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in the Tribal Gymnasium. The meeting will start promptly at 7:00 P.M. Doors will be closed at this time.

If there is no quorum of eligible voters, a second Nomination Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 in the Tribal Gymnasium. The meeting will start promptly at 7:00 P.M. Doors will be closed at this time.

PRIMARY ELECTION:

The Primary Election shall be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

GENERAL ELECTION:

The General Election shall be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 8:00 A.M – 8:00 P.M.

RUN-OFF ELECTION:

Run-Off Election, if necessary, shall be held at the Tribal Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS:

Upon written request, absentee ballots will be made available to those eligible voters requesting one.

Requests for an absentee ballot can be made via the following:

  1. Faxed to the Sac & Fox Tribal Office, Attn: Election Committee at (641) 484-5424.
  2. Mailed to Sac & Fox Tribal Office, Attn: Election Committee, 349 Meskwaki Road, Tama, IA 52339
  3. Email to: el.committee@meskwaki-nsn.gov

Absentee ballot requests for the Primary Election must be received by September 27, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. Absentee ballots and voting instructions for the Primary Election will be sent out on October 7, 2021. Completed, notarized ballots for the Primary Election must be received by October 12, 221 at 8:00 P.M.

Absentee ballot requests for the General Election must be received by October 4, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. Absentee ballots and voting instructions for the General Election will be sent out on October 13, 2021. Completed, notarized ballots for the General Election must be received by October 19, 2021 at 8:00 P.M.

Absentee ballot requests for a Run-Off Election, if necessary, must be received by October 11, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. Absentee ballots and voting instructions for the Run-Off Election will be sent out on October 20, 2021. Completed, notarized ballots for a Run-Off Election must be received by October 26, 2021 at 8:00 P.M.

Sec. 8-2101 of Title 8. Election code of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa provides the following:

Except for an election to amend the Constitution or Bylaws of the Tribe, no individual shall be qualified to vote in any election unless the individual:

(a) Is a member of the Tribe;

(b) Is an adult on or before the date of the election;

(c) Was a resident of the Settlement for at least six months prior to the current or any previous election; and

(d) Is currently a resident of the State of Iowa

Furthermore, Sec. 8-2201 (a) states:

(a) “Adult” means an individual who is twenty-one years of age or older.

FOUR (4) TRIBAL COUNCIL POSITIONS ARE TO BE FILLED BY THE 2021 GENERAL ELECTION PROCESS.

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