There shall be two (2) types of tribal elections: General Elections and Special Elections.
Pursuant to Article VIII, Section 1 of the Constitution, General Elections to vote for Tribal Council Members shall be held on the first Saturday in May in odd numbered years.
(a) Tribal Council Members. There are seven (7) seats on the Tribal Council: the President, the Vice President, two (2) Area Council Members from the northern area, two (2) Area Council Members from the southern area, and one (1) At-Large Council Member.
(b) Term of Office. The term of office for all Tribal Council members elected in a General Election is four (4) years.
(c) Staggered Elections. Election of Tribal Council Members shall be staggered so that no more than four (4) Council Seats shall be up for election at any one time.
The First General Election shall be held on Saturday, May 3, 1997. It shall be conducted in accordance with Article VIII, Section 3 of the Constitution.
(a) The President and Vice President seats on the Tribal Council shall not be voted on at the First Election. The current President and Vice President shall remain in office until the next General Election to be held in May 1999.
(b) The current Tribal Council shall select an incumbent Area Council Member from the northern area and an incumbent Area Council Member from the southern area to remain in office until the next General Election in May 1999.
(c) The remaining three (3) seats on the Tribal Council shall be declared vacant for the purposes of the First Election: one (1) seat from the northern area, one (1) seat from the southern area, and one (1) seat at-large. The candidates receiving the highest number of votes for each vacant seat shall be declared the winners and shall serve four year terms until the general election to be held in May 2001.
Special Elections shall be held when called for by the Tribal Council, by the Constitution, or by the voters, as provided in the Constitution or an appropriate ordinance. Special Elections shall refer to all elections other than the General Election, including but not limited to initiative or referendum elections and runoff elections.
[Legislative History: Enacted by Resolution No. 97-12, 3/19/1997]
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