Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Tribal Code
CHAPTER 7 FILLING VACANCIES ON THE TRIBAL COUNCIL
Section 9-7-1. APPLICABILITY
Section 9-7-2. FILLING VACANCIES ON THE TRIBAL COUNCIL
Section 9-7-2.1. Procedures for Filling Unexpired Terms
Section 9-7-2.2. Residency Requirements
Section 9-7-3. TERM OF OFFICE FOR APPOINTED CHAIRPERSON OR COUNCIL MEMBERS
This Section applies to all vacancies on the Tribal Council, including but not limited to the following: (1) vacancies created by the death, resignation or removal by recall of a council member; (2) vacancies created by removal for failing to attend three (3) consecutive Council meetings without just cause; and (3) vacancies created by conviction of a felony or misdemeanor involving dishonesty, moral turpitude or accepting bribes in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 9-7-1, PTN Code § 9-7-1
When a vacancy on the Tribal Council occurs for any of the reasons described in Section 1 of this Chapter, or for any other reason, it shall be the responsibility of the Tribal Council to declare the position vacant in accordance with the Constitution.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 9-7-2, PTN Code § 9-7-2
(A) A vacancy in the office of Chairperson or a District Council Member shall be filled by appointment by a majority vote of the full Tribal Council at the next regularly scheduled meeting called for that purpose pursuant to Article XI, Section 1 of the Constitution.
(B) A tribal member(s) interested in serving out the unexpired term shall notify the Ponca Tribal Secretary of said interest, provided, however, that said tribal member(s) meets all of the qualifications for office found in this Ordinance and in the Constitution.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 9-7-2.1, PTN Code § 9-7-2.1
(A) Any individual appointed to fill the unexpired term for Chairperson shall have resided within one hundred (100) miles of the headquarters of the Tribe or within any service area of the Tribe for a period of at least ninety (90) days.
(B) An individual appointed to fill an unexpired term of a council member shall have resided within the district for which he/she is appointed to serve for a period of at least ninety (90) days.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 9-7-2.2, PTN Code § 9-7-2.2
Any individual appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Tribal Council or as Chairperson shall serve only for the balance of the unexpired term.
If the person is appointed for more then two (2) years of a term to which some other person was elected, this shall constitute as serving a term in accordance with the two (2)-year term limit defined in the Constitution.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 9-7-3, PTN Code § 9-7-3