Red Lake Court of Indian Offenses

Code – “Revisions July 25, 2001”

[Editor's Note: this copy of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians "tribal code" was received from what journalists call a "reliable source" in the tribal administration, apparently July 25, 2001 revisions of the Red Lake Court of Indian Offenses' Law and Order provisions that was adopted by the tribal council on September 11, 1990.  As a Court of Indian Offenses, the Red Lake Court is also subject to the federal regulations, including the law and order provisions in Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations.  Maquah.net makes no representation as to the accuracy or current status of this revised code.]


 CHAPTER 1800 ELECTION

TITLE 18  This Title shall also be known as the Election Ordinance

1800.01        Purpose and Severability of Provisions

1800.02        Authority

1800.03       Tenure of Elected Officials

1800.04       Representation by District

1800.05       Voting by District

1800.06       At Large Representation

CHAPTER 1801  Supervisory Bodies

1801.01       General Election Board and District Election Board, General

1801.02       General Election Board

1801.03       Rules and Regulations of the General Election Board

1801.04        District Election Board

1801.05       Absentee Ballot Committee

CHAPTER 1802  Qualifications and Registration of Voters

1802.01       Eligibility to Vote Generally

1802.02       Registration of Voters

1802.03       Preparation of List of Qualified Voters

CHAPTER 1803  Qualifications of and Filing by Candidates

1803.01       Qualifications of Candidates for Elective office -- General

1803.02       Qualifications of Candidate for Officer -- Tribal Chairman, Tribal Secretary, Tribal Treasurer

1803.03       Qualifications of Candidate for District Representative

1803.04       Filing Fees

1803.05       Deadline for Filing of Candidacy

1803.06       Residency Requirements

1803.07       Establishment of Residency

1803.08       Certification of Candidacy--Withdrawal of Candidacy----Refund of Filing Fee--Disqualification of a Candidate for Misconduct and Penalty for Misconduct

CHAPTER 1804  Conduct of Elections  General Provisions

1804.01       Notice of Official Election

1804.02       Official Election Dates

1804.03       Electioneering

CHAPTER 1805  Voting Generally

1805.01       Reservation Voting District Places and Hours -- Notice

1805.02       Manner of Voting Generally

1805.03       Voting by Person With Physical Disabilities or Language Barriers

1805.04       Mutilation or Spoiling of Ballots

CHAPTER 1806  Absentee Voting

1806.01       Allowance of absentee voting

1806.02       Requests for absentee ballots generally

1806.03       Time For Filing of Requests for Absentee Ballots -- Furnishing of Ballots Generally

1806.04       Procedure Upon Rejection of Application For Absentee Ballot

1806.05       Transmittal of Ballots to Voters Generally -- Preparation of Record of Ballots Issued

1806.06       Material to Accompany Ballots Generally

1806.07       Furnishing of Instructions For Voting

1806.08       Form of Absentee Ballots

1806.09       Return of Ballots

1806.10       Handling of Returned Absentee Ballots Generally

1806.11       Absentee Voting in Person

1806.12       Counting of Absentee Ballots

1806.13       Retention of Materials

CHAPTER 1807  Count and Return of Votes -- Recounts and Runoffs

1807.01       Ballots

1807.02       Preparation and Locking of Ballot Box

1807. 03          Counting of Ballots

1807.04       Ballot Counting Watchers

1807. 05          Certification of Results

1807.06       Procedure for Election Contests Generally

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 1800
ELECTION

 

TITLE 18

This Title shall also be known as the Election Ordinance

 

General Provisions

 

1800.01            Purpose and Severability of Provisions

 

This title serving as the Tribal Election Ordinance, is adopted for the purpose of conducting all Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal elections for Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, District Representatives, Constitutional amendments and referenda of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.  This Act supersedes and repeals all prior laws and regulations of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians relating to the conduct of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians elections.  In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Act to be invalid or unconstitutional, the provision held to be invalid or unconstitutional shall be severable and all other provisions shall continue in effect.

 

1800.02            Authority

 

Pursuant to authority granted by the Revised Constitution and By-Laws, Art. V, Sec. 4, this title is enacted consistent with the policy of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians to establish fair elections by enacting codified laws pursuant to the Revised Constitution and By-Laws of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians regarding the General Election Board, candidate qualifications and procedures, elections procedures including election contest procedures and appeals.

 

1800.03           Tenure of Elected Officials

 

An Officer or District Representative shall hold office for a term of four (4) years or other length of term as determined, to fill an unexpected vacancy, or until their successors are duly elected.  The incumbent shall serve on the Tribal Council until the successor is determined.

 

1800.04           Representation by District

 

All four (4) Districts shall have two (2) District Representatives.  The Reservation districts and boundary lines for the districts are those defined in Article V, Section 6(c) of the Revised Constitution and By-Laws.

 

1800.05           Voting by District

 

Eligible Red Lake Reservation resident members shall register and vote within the District they reside for the District Representative in their respective Districts.

 

1800.06           At Large Representation

 

Officers of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa shall hold at-large positions with such representation being reservation wide.

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 1801
Supervisory Bodies

 

1801.01           General Election Board and District Election Board, General

 

Subdivision 1.  No person running as a candidate in any election shall be an appointee on an Election Board.

 

Subdivision 2.  If a member of any Election Board desires to be relieved from duty, for cause, he/she shall notify the Tribal Council in writing and the Tribal Council will designate the alternate to serve as a member of the Board.  If the alternate is not available to serve, the Council may appoint a new board member.

 

Subdivision 3.  Compensation of District and General Election Board members and other costs of any election shall be set by the Tribal Council for each election.

 

Subdivision 4.  The Election Boards may be discharged by the Tribal Council at any time following ninety (90) days after the election.

 

1801.02           General Election Board

 

The General Election Board shall be composed of the Supervisors of the District Election Boards who shall elect a Chairman from their group.  It shall be the duty of the General Election Board to certify the results of the election.        

 

1801.03           Rules and Regulations of the General Election Board

 

The Tribal Council has created specific rules and regulations necessary for the General Election Board necessary to conduct Tribal elections.  These rules and regulations shall be published or posted three (3) months before the election.

 

1801.04            District Election Board

 

Subdivision 1.  At least thirty (30) days prior to the election, the Tribal Council shall appoint a District Election Board for each of the four Reservation Districts and each shall be composed of four members and two (2) alternates, one of whom shall be able to speak the Chippewa as well as the English language.  A Supervisor, one Judge, one Clerk, one Recorder and two alternates shall be designated.

 

Subdivision 2.  It will be the duty of the District Election Board to maintain orderly conduct within the polling places.

 

1801.05           Absentee Ballot Committee

 

Subdivision 1.  The Tribal Council shall appoint members and two (2) alternates to the Absentee Ballot Committee which shall be made up of four (4) members.

 

Subdivision 2.  It shall be the duty of the Absentee Ballot Committee member to mail absentee ballots, receive and log them in, and be present at approved off Reservation sites for the casting of votes by absentee ballots and to turn such ballots over to the General Election Board in a timely fashion. 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 1802
Qualifications and Registration of Voters

 

1802.01           Eligibility to Vote Generally

 

Any enrolled member of the Band eighteen (18) years of age or over on election day shall be entitled to vote.

 

1802.02           Registration of Voters

 

Subdivision 1.  All eligible resident voters shall register in the district of their residence at the time of election with the Clerk of the District Election Board at the voting place.

 

Subdivision 2.  For the purpose for determining a resident or nonresident voter for the Red Lake Band, the place of residence shall be the determining factor.  No change in residence for voting shall be recognized during the thirty-five (35) day period preceding the next election date. 

 

In the instance of absentee member balloting, the husband (head of the family), if living with his wife, shall be the one determining the district in which both he and his wife shall vote.  In the instance of nonresident separated married members, or  members married to non-members, they shall declare their residence in the last reservation district they or their father lived in.  If their father was not a member of the Band, then their mother.  In the instance of an eligible voter maintaining two homes in two different districts, the first home maintained shall be the residence determining his or her voting district.

 

1802.03           Preparation of List of Qualified Voters

 

The Council shall prepare a list of eligible resident and nonresident voters and cause such list to be posted throughout the reservation at least sixty (60) days before the election.  Opportunity to amend the list will be allowed up until thirty-five (35) days prior to the election, at which time a final list will be posted.

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 1803
Qualifications of and Filing by Candidates

 

1803.01           Qualifications of Candidates for Elective office -- General

 

Subdivision 1.  Each candidate who desires to run for an elective Tribal office within the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians shall meet the general qualifications provided in the Revised Constitution and By-Laws and its Amendments as well as the specific qualifications provided in this chapter and the tribal elections laws or ordinances. 

 

Subdivision 2.  Notice of Election rules and regulations contained herein which provide for a filing period, filing fee, certification of eligibility, etc., shall be posted in a manner as to give notice of qualifications of candidates for elective office.

 

Subdivision 3.  Write-in candidates shall be ineligible and each District and the General Election Board are hereby instructed not to consider, list or count votes for write-in candidates.

 

Subdivision 4.  It shall be the duty of the candidate to provide all supporting documentation for the requirements of candidacy when filing the Notice of Candidacy.

 

1803.02           Qualifications of Candidate for Officer -- Tribal Chairman, Tribal Secretary, Tribal Treasurer

 

Any eligible voter of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, twenty-five years of age or over on election day shall be eligible to become a candidate as an Officer, provided such person is a bona fide resident of the diminished Reservation and has been for one year preceding the date of  election, except that anyone who has been convicted or is under indictment for a criminal felony offense and that anyone removed for any reason from the Tribal Council, shall be ineligible to become a candidate in any Tribal Election.

 

1803.03           Qualifications of Candidate for District Representative

 

 Any eligible voter of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, (provided such person is a bona fide resident of the Reservation) twenty-five (25) years of age or over on election day shall be eligible to become a candidate as a District Representative provided such person is a bona fide resident of the district to be represented, and has been a resident of the district for one year preceding the date of beginning of the filing period, except that anyone who have been convicted or is under indictment for a criminal felony offense and that anyone removed for any reason from the Tribal Council, shall be ineligible to become a candidate in any Tribal Election.

 

1803.04           Filing Fees

 

Subdivision 1.  A filing fee shall accompany each notice of candidacy, the amount of such filing fee shall be set by the Tribal Council for each election.

 

1803.05           Deadline for Filing of Candidacy

 

Subdivision 1.  Eligible candidates shall file their notice of candidacy as an Officer or a District Representative with the Secretary of the Tribal Council at least sixty (60), but not more than seventy-five (75) days before the election date.  Such notice of candidacy shall be in writing and shall include the candidates name, age, residence and voting district and a declaration that he or she has never been convicted of or is not currently under indictment for a criminal felony offense and that he or she has never been removed for any reason from the Red Lake Tribal Council, and shall be signed and sworn to before a Notary of the Public on the Red Lake Reservation.

 

Subdivision 2.  The declaration listed in Subdivision 1 above shall follow reasonably the following form: 

 

"I wish to be considered a candidate in the upcoming Tribal election.  I hereby swear and attest that I have never been convicted, pled guilty to, or found guilty of a felony level criminal offense in any jurisdiction.  I also swear and attest that I am not currently under indictment for such an offense."

 

"In making this declaration, I understand that there are criminal penalties that may be imposed against me should any portion of my declaration  found to be untrue.  Further, I consent and authorize any federal, state, or Tribal agency or court to disclose to the Red Lake Tribal Council any and all documents, data and information necessary to verify the requirements of candidacy, including the record, or lack thereof, of any  felony convictions or indictments.  I agree that such record will be subject to public scrutiny."

 

1803.06           Residency Requirements

 

Subdivision 1.  Qualified district candidates shall have established a bona fide permanent residence within their respective districts for no less than one (1) year immediately preceding the election date of that particular election year.  Proof of residency shall be consistent with this chapter.

 

Subdivision 2.   Qualified officer candidates shall have established a bona fide permanent residence on the Reservation for no less than one (1) year immediately preceding the beginning filing date of that particular election year.  Proof of residency shall be consistent with this chapter.

 

1803.07           Establishment of Residency

 

Proof of a bona fide permanent residence, necessary to qualify as a candidate shall be established by the following test:

 

A.        Residence means a place where the candidate has a true, fixed, and permanent home.

 

B.         Verification of residence may be fortified by one or more of the following documents, provided always that such documents show an address in excess of one (1) year:

 

1.  Current driver's license.

2.  Utility bill(s).

3.  Income tax return for the preceding year.

4.  State or county voter's registration.

 

1803.08           Certification of Candidacy--Withdrawal of Candidacy----Refund of Filing Fee--Disqualification of a Candidate for Misconduct and Penalty for Misconduct

 

Subdivision 1.  Following the filing deadline, the Tribal Council shall review the eligibility of the candidates and shall certify by Tribal Council Resolution their eligibility as a candidate for the office for which they have filed.  The Secretary of the Tribal Council shall post a list of duly filed and eligible candidates for Officers and Representatives who have been certified by the Tribal Council, at least thirty-five (35) days before the election date.

 

Subdivision 2.  Any candidate who wishes to withdraw from the election shall have the opportunity to do so by providing a formal written notice to the Secretary up to thirty (30) days prior to the election.  No refund of filing fee shall be permitted for any reason even if the candidate withdraws voluntarily or is disqualified under the provision of this title.

 

Subdivision 3.  Any candidate who intentionally provides false information on the notice of candidacy shall be disqualified as an eligible candidate and may be subject to the criminal penalties of perjury under the Red Lake Tribal Code.

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 1804
Conduct of Elections
General Provisions

 

1804.01           Notice of Official Election

 

Subdivision 1.  The Tribal Council shall set an election date in May, in even numbered years, beginning with the election in 1960.

 

Subdivision 2.  The Council shall prepare and post throughout the reservation an election announcement which shall give the date of election, the Officers and District Representatives to be elected, the procedure for the filing of candidate, the designated polling places, and the voting requirements for the election.  They shall also provide information on the election to eligible nonresident voters by means of letter or adequate announcement through the press.

 

1804.02           Official Election Dates

 

Subdivision 1.  Registration of voters shall occur at the polling places and will follow the declaration of residency given at the last election unless a change of residence was duly filed with the Secretary thirty (30) days preceding the next election.

 

Subdivision 2.  Filing of candidates.  Eligible candidate shall file their notice of candidacy as an Officer or a District Representative with the Secretary of the Tribal Council at least sixty (60) days before the election date.

 

Subdivision 3.  Run-off election.  In the instance of a tie vote between candidates receiving the most votes, the General Election Board shall order a re-election be held within sixty (60) days, exclusive of a five (5) day contest period, once results are posted and the reasonable period of up to ten (10) days for consideration of any contest.  Such run-off election will include only the candidates receiving the most votes.

 

Subdivision 4.  Swearing in of elected officials.  The newly elected District Representatives and Officers shall be installed in office at the first regular meeting of the Tribal Council after certificates of their election have been issued.

 

1804.03           Electioneering

 

No person shall be allowed to electioneer within 300 feet of the voting place on election day.

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 1805
Voting Generally

 

1805.01           Reservation Voting District Places and Hours -- Notice

 

Reservation district voting places will be open between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and at the specified locations as follows:

 

Red Lake                                                         Community Center

Redly                                                               Community Center

Little Rock                                                       Community Center

Ponemah                                                          Community Center

 

1805.02           Manner of Voting Generally

 

Subdivision 1.  Voting shall be held by secret ballot.

 

Subdivision 2.  All resident voters must personally vote at the designated polling quarters except as provided under Absentee Voting Section of this Code.

 

Subdivision 3.  The Clerk and Recorder shall make a record of and register of each eligible voter presenting themselves at the polls.  The ballots shall be handed out by the Judge to the electors as they present themselves to vote after being identified by and registered by the Clerk and Recorder.  Each Ballot handed out to the electors shall be marked with an official stamp of the voting district.  The Judge shall not handle the ballots after the voter has voted but shall witness the depositing of the ballot after the voter has indicated his or her choice thereon by placing an "X" with a pencil in the block opposite the candidate of his or her choice.

 

1805.03           Voting by Person With Physical Disabilities or Language Barriers

 

Subdivision 1.  Incapacitated voters may be assisted in voting when they appear on the premises of the polling places.

 

Subdivision 2.  It shall be the duty of the members of the District Election Board who speak the Chippewa and English languages to read and translate, when requested to do so by the voter, and also to assist voters who are unable, through illiteracy or physical incapacity, to cast their ballots. 

 

1805.04           Mutilation or Spoiling of Ballots

 

In event of mutilation of a ballot, on application of the voter for another, the District Supervisor shall, upon surrender of the mutilated ballot, have another issued in lieu thereof and such mutilated ballot shall be retained with other records pertaining to said election.

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 1806
Absentee Voting

 

1806.01           Allowance of absentee voting

 

Absentee voting shall be allowed upon written request by a registered voter of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.  Such request shall be made to the Secretary in the method stated in this title. 

 

1806.02           Requests for absentee ballots generally

 

Subdivision 1.  The Secretary of the Tribal Council will send a form to be used in requesting a ballot to each nonresident whose address is known with an election announcement.

 

Subdivision 2.  An official blank form will be furnished to any eligible voter upon request for use in requesting absentee ballots.  The form must be signed and completed by the absentee voter, and contain the former residence of the voter and will serve as his registration if qualified for voting within a district.

           

1806.03           Time For Filing of Requests for Absentee Ballots -- Furnishing of Ballots Generally

 

Subdivision 1.  Absentee ballots shall be furnished to all eligible nonresident voters upon request to the Secretary of the Tribal Council, or his authorized Representative, provided such request is signed by the voter to whom the ballot is issued.  The absentee ballot must be received on or before 7:00 p.m. on the election date.

 

1806.04           Procedure Upon Rejection of Application For Absentee Ballot

 

In the event a voter's application for an absentee ballot is rejected for any reason, the Secretary shall immediately notify said voter in writing of the rejection and the reason thereof.

 

1806.05           Transmittal of Ballots to Voters Generally -- Preparation of Record of Ballots Issued

 

Subdivision 1.  The Secretary, or his or her authorized Representative, upon receipt of a signed request bearing the current address of the voter, shall ascertain the correctness of the voter's former residence and the validity of the signature and then shall provide or mail to such voter an absentee ballot.

 

Subdivision 2.  Proper record shall be kept of all absentee ballots, including to whom mailed, date of mailing, address of voter, date returned, time and from whom received, which record shall not be divulged to any person other than the General Election Board upon personal request by the full General Election Board. 

 

1806.06           Material to Accompany Ballots Generally

 

Notwithstanding provisions in §1806.11 all nonresident ballots shall be mailed and provided in consecutively numbered envelopes.  Ballots shall be of different colors for each district except as described in §1806.11.  All nonresident ballots shall be mailed under return receipt, to be delivered to the addressee only. 

 

1806.07           Furnishing of Instructions For Voting

 

The Secretary shall notify or publish instructions for voting by absentee ballots. 

 

1806.08           Form of Absentee Ballots

 

In order to safeguard the genuineness of the returned absentee ballot, each ballot shall be stamped:

 

"Official Ballot

(facsimile signature)

Secretary, Tribal Council

or authorized Representative"

 

1806.09           Return of Ballots

 

Subdivision 1.  The absentee ballot must be returned to the Secretary, Tribal Council, or  authorized Representative, P.O. Box 544, Red Lake, Minnesota  56671, in a numbered envelope provided for the purpose and shall also bear the stamped inscription "NONRESIDENT BALLOT."

 

Subdivision 2.  All such ballots must be received by the Secretary of the Tribal Council, or  authorized Representative, on or before 7:00 p.m. of the election day and no ballot received after the polls have closed shall be counted.  Ballots delivered by other than the voter are unacceptable and shall be impounded by the Absentee Ballot Committee. 

 

1806.10           Handling of Returned Absentee Ballots Generally

 

The Secretary, or authorized Representative, shall not open the numbered ballot envelope and shall hold the same for the General Election Board.

 

1806.11           Absentee Voting in Person

 

Subdivision 1.  After at least five (5) days following the posting of certified, duly filed and eligible candidates, members on the absentee voter list who have requested for any reason, and affected change from resident to absentee voter list with the Secretary of the Tribal Council, who personally appear at the office of the Secretary, or  authorized Representative, may vote by signing for and casting their ballots then and there.  In addition, the absentee ballot committee shall make itself available on the weekend days of Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., during the last two (2) weekends prior to the election, to distribute and receive, in person absentee ballots in the Red Lake Agency Building, Red Lake, Minnesota.

 

Subdivision 2.  The Absentee Ballot Committee shall make itself available two (2) days  before the election in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the purpose of distributing and accepting absentee ballots from nonresident voters who are unable to mail or submit, in person, their absentee ballots for whatever reason.

 

Subdivision 3.  Resident invalids and incapacitated voters, and those who so request, may vote by absentee ballot in the presence of two (2) or more members of the Absentee Ballot Committee.

 

1806.12           Counting of Absentee Ballots

 

Absentee Ballots shall be canvassed by the General Election Board.

 

 

1806.13           Retention of Materials

 

Ballots and other election materials shall be kept by the General Election Board under lock

and key for at least ninety (90) days in the event of any protest or order for recount.

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 1807
Count and Return of Votes -- Recounts and Runoffs

 

1807.01           Ballots

 

Subdivision 1.  The Tribal Council shall have ballots printed for each district showing the  Officer and District Representative candidates.  It will be a requirement that a minimum of two (2) members of the Absentee Ballot Committee be designated to obtain the printed ballots at the location of the printer.  

 

1807.02           Preparation and Locking of Ballot Box

 

When all else is in readiness for the opening of the polls, the Supervisor in each district shall open the ballot box in view of the other Election Board members, shall turn same top down to show that no ballots are contained therein .  The box shall then be locked and remain so until after the polls are closed and until the count of ballots is started.

 

1807. 03          Counting of Ballots

 

Subdivision 1.  It shall be the duty of the District Election Board at the close of the polls to count the ballots, return them to the boxes, lock and mark the boxes, and when the count has been completed, turn over the certified election returns of the district, the ballot boxes, the list of those registered and the voting, and all unused and mutilated ballots to the Chairman of the General Election Board who shall see with at least two (2) witnesses, to their delivery to and safekeeping under lock and key at the Red Lake Agency Office and, that they are kept there for the full General Election Board.  The District Supervisor and not less that than one (1) other member of the Election Board shall remain continuously in the room until all the ballots are finally counted.  No person serving as a District Election Official shall give out any information as to the results of the votes cast in the resident election prior to the posting of election results, except that each Supervisor may give the results of the local unofficial count to the candidates only.

 

Subdivision 2.  Where there are more than two (2) candidates for any one office, the candidate in the election receiving the most votes or a plurality of votes, shall be elected.

 

1807.04           Ballot Counting Watchers

 

Subdivision 1.  Each candidate on the ballot at a given district polling site may submit the name of one person to be a ballot counting watcher at that site.  This submission shall be in writing  to the general election board, at least seven (7) days prior to the election date.  In the event there are more than five (5) submitted at any given polling site, the election board will draw five (5) names at random  to determine ballot counting watchers.  At least two (2) of those selected shall be nominated by candidates for the District Representatives office.

 

Subdivision 2.  Ballot counting watchers shall observe ballot counting in such a manner that shall not impede the process of ballot counting.  Ballot counting watchers do not participate in any ballot counting.  Ballot counting watchers are to be seated a minimum of fifteen (15) feet from the actual ballot counting process.

 

Subdivision 3.  Any ballot counting watcher who disturbs ballot counting shall be immediately removed.

 

1807. 05          Certification of Results

 

Subdivision 1.  The General Election Board shall convene in a place selected by them at 10:00 a.m. on the date following the election day to receive the certifications of the results of the election from each district and shall canvass the returns of the absentee voters by districts.  No person other than members of the General Election Board shall be present in the room when the ballots are being counted.  A delegation of two (2) Hereditary Chiefs, so chosen by the Chiefs shall be present to observe the counting of the absentee ballots.

 

Subdivision 2.  The General Election Board shall publish and post the results of the election in each voting district, and in other public places throughout the reservation for the information of the Tribal members.

 

1807.06           Procedure for Election Contests Generally

 

Subdivision 1.  Any member of the Red Lake Band voting in the election may contest the results of the election within five (5) days following the posting of the election results.  A member contesting the results of the election shall prepare a written statement giving reasons for his or her  contest, and file such statement with the Chairman of the General Election Board.  The full General Election Board shall meet, consider and rule on the written request of the contesting member within a reasonable period of up to ten (10 ) days and may conduct a recount of ballots should it be deemed justifiable.  No person other than the General Election Board shall be present at the meeting of the General Election Board.

 

Subdivision 2.  Decisions of the General Election Board, made in accordance with this Resolution, shall be final.

 

(Chapter 1800, Election, Title 18 added to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 15-96, dated January 16, 1996)


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