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Squaxin Const. Art. V, § 1

Section 1.

Squaxin Is. Tribal Const. Art. V, § 1

Squaxin Island Tribe

Constitution and Bylaws of the Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation, Washington

Article V. Elections

Section 1.

The Squaxin Island Tribal Council shall consist of a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, and a Secretary, a Treasurer, and three members at large, designated as First, Second, and Third Council Members. All shall serve for a three-year term. Those officers and members elected at the annual meeting in January, 1965, shall form the first tribal council under this constitution and bylaws. (Amended 11/20/98)

Squaxin Island Tribal Const. Art. V, § 1, Squaxin Const. Art. V, § 1

Current through Oct. 25, 2010

 

 




 

Squaxin Const. Art. V, § 2

Sec. 2.

Squaxin Is. Tribal Const. Art. V, § 2

Squaxin Island Tribe

Constitution and Bylaws of the Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation, Washington

Article V. Elections

Sec. 2.

Beginning with the 1999 election, the officers and members of the tribal council will be divided into three classes; Class I, Class II, and Class III. Class I will consist of the secretary and treasurer; Class II will consist of the Vice-Chair and third council member; and Class III will consist of the Chairman, council member 1 and council member 2. The term of the initial Class I members will be one year. The term of the initial Class II members will be two years. The term of the initial Class III members will be three years. Following the initial terms, all members of each Class will be elected for a three year term staggered by Class.

The initial terms and quorum requirements will begin at the January 1999 General Election. (Added 11/20/98)

Squaxin Island Tribal Const. Art. V, § 2, Squaxin Const. Art. V, § 2

Current through Oct. 25, 2010

 

 




 

Squaxin Const. Art. V, § 3

Sec. 3.

Squaxin Is. Tribal Const. Art. V, § 3

Squaxin Island Tribe

Constitution and Bylaws of the Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation, Washington

Article V. Elections

Sec. 3.

Nominations for council positions shall be made from the floor and votes are to be cast for their election by secret ballot at the annual meeting in the spring of each year. Procedures to be followed in this election will be in accordance with an electoral code adopted by the general council. There must be at least two candidates for each position and the candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. (Amended 2/10/00; amended 11/20/98)

Squaxin Island Tribal Const. Art. V, § 3, Squaxin Const. Art. V, § 3

Current through Oct. 25, 2010

 

 




 

Squaxin Const. Art. V, § 4

Sec. 4.

Squaxin Is. Tribal Const. Art. V, § 4

Squaxin Island Tribe

Constitution and Bylaws of the Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation, Washington

Article V. Elections

Sec. 4.

The election will take place after all annual reports and old business have been presented. Newly elected officers will assume their duties immediately and serve until their successors have been duly elected. (Amended 11/20/98)

Squaxin Island Tribal Const. Art. V, § 4, Squaxin Const. Art. V, § 4

Current through Oct. 25, 2010

 

 




 

Squaxin Const. Art. V, § 5

Sec. 5.

Squaxin Is. Tribal Const. Art. V, § 5

Squaxin Island Tribe

Constitution and Bylaws of the Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation, Washington

Article V. Elections

Sec. 5.

Any enrolled member of the tribe eighteen (18) years or older, shall have the right to vote; and provided he has been domiciled within a fifty-mile radius from any point on Squaxin Island for one year immediately preceding the election, he shall be eligible to serve on the tribal council. (Amended 11/20/98)

Squaxin Island Tribal Const. Art. V, § 5, Squaxin Const. Art. V, § 5

Current through Oct. 25, 2010

 

 




 

Squaxin Const. Art. V, § 6

Sec. 6.

Squaxin Is. Tribal Const. Art. V, § 6

Squaxin Island Tribe

Constitution and Bylaws of the Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation, Washington

Article V. Elections

Sec. 6.

All election disputes, including the determination of the qualifications of any voter, if questioned, will be resolved by the general council. (Amended 11/20/98)

Squaxin Island Tribal Const. Art. V, § 6, Squaxin Const. Art. V, § 6

Current through Oct. 25, 2010

 

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