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Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

 

Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Tribal Code
Election Ordinance
Article XII. Ballots and Election Records



Section 1.

The Election Commission shall have the duty and responsibility to prepare ballots and any other documents that may be necessary to conduct Tribal Elections. This shall include, but is NOT limited, to the order of offices, order of name appearing on the ballot, and the posting of sample ballots.

Absentee Shawnee Election Code Art. XII, § 1, AST ELECTION Code Art. XII, § 1



Section 2.

Election Records shall be maintained by the Election Commission at all times. The results of official voting returns and other pertinent documents shall be stored as official documents of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe and shall be kept in a safe and secure manner.

Absentee Shawnee Election Code Art. XII, § 2, AST ELECTION Code Art. XII, § 2

Section 3.

Election Ballots shall be maintained by the Election Commission for a period of one (1) year after an election, providing ballots are not subject to litigation.

Absentee Shawnee Election Code Art. XII, § 3, AST ELECTION Code Art. XII, § 3

Section 4.

There shall be nine (9) ballot boxes; three (3) for the Primary Election, three (3) for the Annual Election and three (3) in case of a tie vote.

Absentee Shawnee Election Code Art. XII, § 4, AST ELECTION Code Art. XII, § 4

Section 5.

A) The ballot box shall be double locked. During the election process, one (1) key shall be kept by the Election Commission and one (1) key shall be kept by a member of the Tribal Court.

B) The ballot boxes shall remain locked at all times except when necessary for the counting of ballots.

C) The ballot boxes shall be kept in a safe and secure manner as authorized by the Election Commission and can be moved only in the presence of an Election Commission member.

Absentee Shawnee Election Code Art. XII, § 5, AST ELECTION Code Art. XII, § 5

Section 6.

Prior to the opening of polling place:

A) Ballots from last election will be removed prior to inserting the new ballots into the ballot box on Election Day. The old ballots will be destroyed prior to the certification of election.

B) The opening of the ballot box(s) shall be witnessed by the Election Commission and one (1) member from the Tribal Court.

Absentee Shawnee Election Code Art. XII, § 6, AST ELECTION Code Art. XII, § 6

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