Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Tribal Code
CHAPTER 9 INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
Section 9-9-1. REFERENDUM
Section 9-9-2. INITIATIVE
Section 9-9-3. SUBMISSION TO THE ELECTION BOARD
Section 9-9-4. BALLOTS
Section 9-9-5. NUMBER OF VOTERS REQUIRED TO VOTE IN A SPECIAL ELECTION
In accordance with Article IX, Section 1 of the Constitution, the exercise of enumerated powers vested in the Ponca Tribal Council may be referred to a vote of the eligible voters of the Tribe upon a written petition signed by not less than forty-five percent (45%) of the total number of voters eligible to vote in the last election. The petition shall clearly state the previous action of the Tribal Council that is the subject of the referendum. The referendum petition shall be filed with the Tribal Chairperson.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 9-9-1, PTN Code § 9-9-1
In accordance with Article IX, Section 2 of the Constitution, a matter of concern to the Tribe not previously considered or acted on by the Ponca Tribal Council may be presented for ballot vote upon a written petition signed by not less than forty-five percent (45%) of the total number of voters eligible to vote in the last election. The petition shall clearly state the matter of concern to be voted on. Petitions for initiative shall be filed with the Tribal Chairperson.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 9-9-2, PTN Code § 9-9-2
Upon receipt of a referendum petition or petition for initiative and referendum, the Tribal Chairperson shall submit the petition to the Election Board which shall determine the validity of the signatures on the petition and compliance with the rules prescribed in the Constitution and this Ordinance. Upon receipt, the Election Board shall make its determination of validity within fifteen (15) working days. If the petition is determined to be valid, the Election Board shall call and set a date for a Special Election which shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 5 of this Ordinance and held within sixty (60) days of the Election Board's determination of validity.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 9-9-3, PTN Code § 9-9-3
Upon the calling of a Special Election, the Election Board shall prepare ballots which clearly and simply state the ballot issue and which allow the voter to indicate a choice between no more than two alternatives. Each ballot shall be stamped in red ink on its face in the same place “Official Ballot.”
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 9-9-4, PTN Code § 9-9-4
(A) At least thirty percent (30%) of the eligible voters must cast a vote in a Special Election for initiative or referendum or, the Special Election for referendum or initiative shall be deemed invalid by the Election Board.
(B) Majority vote shall prevail on any initiative or referendum vote.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Code § 9-9-5, PTN Code § 9-9-5