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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Callout for Election Board Member


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is seeking an individual to serve on the Election Board, to be appointed through Tribal Council Resolution for a term of four years, with possibility of reappointment for a five-year term. The Election Board directs and manages the security and integrity of caucus, elections and referendums in accordance with the Tribal Election and Referendum Ordinance (the “Ordinance”). Compensation is provided based on rate set by Tribal Council. Board members shall perform all tasks required of it, including, but not limited to the following responsibilities:

• Public notices of the date, time, and place for caucus, elections, and referendums.

• Providing information on candidate and voter eligibility.

• To call for and receive nominations.

• Confirm candidates meet the eligibility criteria, in accordance with the Ordinance.

• Prepare ballots.

• Ensure at least one Tribal Police Officer is present at polling stations from opening to closing and witness the counting process.

• Verify that all ballot boxes are empty with the Tribal Police Officer, prior to start of voting.

• Supervise the counting of ballots at the polling closure.

• Prepare request to ensure ballot boxes are available for voting.

• Prior to elections, arrange personnel to work election tasks.

• Ensure a sufficient number of voting booths.

• Provide tally sheets to record election results.

• Officially and publicly announce election results.

• Maintain accurate and organized records of all elections, referendums, petitions, appeals, and any other documents related to the administration of the Ordinance.

• Maintain records of decisions, to base future decisions and ensure consistency and uniformity of the law.

To serve on the Election Board, individuals must meet the criteria of an eligible voter:

a. Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

b. Be an enrolled member of the SRMT.

c. Reside in the U.S. or in the U.S. portion of Akwesasne for at least six months.

d. Name must be on the most current eligible voters list.

For more information, call Cathy Mitchell at 518-358-2272. Please submit letter of interest and current resume to or by mail/in person to:

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

ATTN: Cathy Mitchell

412 State Route 37

Akwesasne, NY 13655

Closing Date: Monday, August 13, 2018


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