Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Council Of Elders' Election Ballots To Be Counted Saturday Morning

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Ballots for the Council of Elders election will be counted at 9 a.m. this Saturday, July 19. Tribal members can attend the ballot counting process at the tribal government building.

According to Election Committee Chairman Jim Gray, "We will be more than happy to accept ballot envelopes up until that time."

Jim also noted that "there will be a candidates’ forum on Monday July 21st beginning around 6:00 p.m. This will be held and recorded in the Tribal Meeting Room where quarterly meetings are normally held. We ask that all 8 primary winners be there by 5:30 p.m. to allow for breathing room and preparation time. The forum will be similar to a traditional talking circle. Tribal members are urged to attend and may submit questions to the candidates at any time (in a moderated, orderly fashion of course). A recording of the event will be distributed to Tribal members via a DVD that will be inserted with the August 31st election balloting materials."

All tribal members should naturally refer to Election Committee communications should dates or other details change.