Friday, January 30, 2009

Reminder: Deadline Is Tomorrow To Submit Name For Tribal Council Candidacy

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The following news item notifying Tribal members of the deadline to submit their names if they intend to run for Tribal Council was originally posted on January 5, 2009. According to the notice, the deadline appears to be tomorrow. Interested Tribal members should contact the Election Committee with any and all questions at MTElectionCommittee@gmail.com


The Mohegan Election Committee has issued the following notice in regard to the upcoming Tribal Council election:

Tribal Council Election - 2009

There are five Tribal Council seats up for re-election this year. The election will be held on August 30th 2009.

All interested Tribal members who meet the below criteria and would like to be considered a candidate for this election must inform the Election Committee in writing no later than Saturday, January 31st 2009.

According to the Mohegan Tribe Constitution:

ARTICLE VI. ELECTIONS

Section 1. [Qualifications for Position on Tribal Council.]

In order to qualify for and seek election to a position on The Tribal Council, a person:

(a) must be at least 21 years of age prior to the date of the election;
(b) must be a registered voting member of The Tribe in good standing;
(c) must not have been convicted of any violation of The Tribal Election Ordinance; and
(d) must not have been convicted of either a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral integrity, such as forgery or bribery.
(e) Subsection (d) of Article VI, Section 1 may be waived by a majority vote of The Council of Elders.

At this time we are only asking for a brief notice of intent to run for Tribal Council. The committee will send all respondents who meet the January 31st deadline further instructions and appropriate forms to be returned to us no later than Monday, February 16th 2009. Be aware that we will be asking for fingerprints by the February 16th deadline from all prospective candidates, excluding incumbents and anyone who has submitted fingerprints in the past year.

Letters of intent may be mailed:

Mohegan Tribe Election Committee, Box 389, Uncasville CT 06382-0389
or faxed: 860.862.6838
or emailed: MTelectioncommittee@gmail.com

Please include your email address if you want the committee to acknowledge receipt of your letter.