(a) Pursuant to Article VIII, Section 4 of the Constitution, the Tribal Council shall appoint an Election Board to conduct all elections.
(b) The Tribal Council shall appoint five (5) persons who are at least 18 years of age to serve on the Election Board, as follows:
(1) one tribal member from the northern area
(2) one tribal member from the southern area
(3) one tribal member age 55 or older
(4) one tribal member between the ages of 35 and 54, and
(5) one tribal member between the ages of 18 and 34
(c) Election Board members shall not be eligible to run for a seat on the Tribal Council.
(d) All terms for Election Board seats shall be four (4) years and shall be staggered as follows:
(e) In the event an Election Board Member resigns, is removed in accordance with subsection (g) below, or is no longer serving as an Election Board Member for any reason, the Tribal Council shall appoint a new Election Board Member to serve out the term of office of the previous Election Board Member.
(f) The failure of the Tribal Council to appoint a person to a seat on the Election Board on or before the expiration of an Election Board term shall not extend the term of office of any person appointed to that seat and the term for each seat shall strictly conform to the dates provided in subsection (d) above.
(g) By majority vote of the Tribal Council, any member of the Election Board may be removed for good cause so long as the Election Board member in question is informed of the grounds for removal and given an opportunity to respond to the charges.
[Legislative History: Enacted by Resolution No. 97-12, 3/19/1997; Amended by Resolution No. 2015-06-05-003 to add Subsection (e), 6/6/2015; Amended by Resolution No. 2019-43 to rescind prior existing Subsection (e), 3/6/2019; Amended by Resolution No. 2019-49, 4/5/2019]
[Legislative History: Enacted by Resolution No. 97-12, 3/19/1997; Amended by Resolution No. 2015-06-05-003 to add Subsection (e), 6/6/2015; Amended by Resolution No. 2019-43 to rescind Subsection (e), 3/6/2019]
The Election Board shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
(a) The Election Board shall uphold and adhere to the terms of this Election Ordinance to the best of its abilities.
(b) The Election Board shall follow the Checklist of Election Board Duties on Form A contained in the Appendix of this Ordinance.
(c) The Election Board shall conduct al elections in a fair and impartial manner. It shall maintain a neutral and impartial position on all election activities.
(d) No member of the Election Board may actively campaign for the nomination, election or recall of any elected official
(e) The Election Board shall insure that al elections run smoothly and that order is maintained at all times at the polling place and at all other Election Board activities.
(f) Election Board Members shall abide by all Tribal laws and policies of the Tribe, including, but not limited to, any Code of Ethics or Code of Conduct adopted by the Tribe that is applicable to the Election Board.
[Legislative History: Enacted by Resolution No. 97-12, 3/19/1997; Amended by Resolution No. 2019-49, 4/5/2019]
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