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The list of eligible voters who registered and are qualified to vote in the Secretarial Election, which will be held March 30, is available to be viewed in all tribal offices, the tribal website (http://www.saulttribe.com) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Michigan Agency.

Only the 6,300 Sault Tribe members who registered to vote in this election will receive a ballot.

The election is to allow the qualified voters to approve or disapprove a proposed amendment to Article II – Duties of Officers, Sect. 1 of the Bylaws in the Tribal Constitution.

Challenges to the official voting list must be submitted, in writing, to the Election Board chairman no later than 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on March 19, 2010. The Election Board shall rule on all claims no later than 10 days before the election. Its decision shall be final.

The Election Board shall determine the eligibility of any,
1) written claim to vote presented by someone whose name does not appear on the official list of registered voters; or,

2) any written challenge of the right to vote of anyone whose name is on the list.

The Election Board appointed to conduct the election is composed of the following people: Chairman: Gerald F. Parish, Superintendent, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Michigan Agency, 2901.5 I-75 Business Spur, Sault Ste. Marie, MI  49783; toll free: (877) 659-5028 ext. 3111; fax: (906) 632-0689. Members: John Causley Jr., Angeline Matson, Janet Liedel and Jackie Minton.

iconRegistered Voters List – Secretarial Election March 30, 2010

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