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.
(Provision on severability stricken per Resolution 23-2002, dated February 12,
2002.)

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
6c 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.  No person related to a candidate shall serve on
any 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.

(Section 1801.01 Subd. 1 amended to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06
dated June 13, 2006)

1801.02        General Election Board

The General Election Board shall be composed of the Supervisors of the District
Election Boards and the Chairperson of the Absentee Ballot Committee 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.
(Add per Resolution 23-2002, dated February 12, 2002.)

1801.03        Rules and Regulations of the General Election Board

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

(Section 1801.03 amended to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06 dated June
13, 2006)

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 no less than four (4) members and
two (2) alternates to the Absentee Ballot Committee.

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.

(Section 1801.05 Subd. 1 amended to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06
dated June 13, 2006)


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.  Eligible voters must use the name listed on the Eligible Voters List.

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.

(Section 1802.02 Subd. 1 amended to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06
dated June 13, 2006)

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.  Voters may
request that address not be published.
(Section 1802.03 amended by Resolution 19-98, dated February 10, 1998)
(Section 1802.03 amended to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06 dated June
13, 2006)


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.

Subdivision 5.  Any current Council Member with an unexpired term who chooses
to seek another Council position must resign their current position so that a
successor can be elected.  The resignation must be tendered prior to the Notice of
Election posting dates so that the position can be announced in accordance with
the election timetable and said signature shall be effective when the successor is
determined, or the candidate is sworn in for the new position whichever comes
first.

(Subdivision 5 added to 1803.01 by Resolution 35-04, dated February 10, 2004)

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 diminished 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 election 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
(30) 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-five (35) 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.

(Subdivision 2 30 to 35 days corrected by Resolution 22-04, dated February 10,
2004.)


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, candidate or their representative shall be allowed to electioneer within
100 feet of the voting place on election day.  This includes postering, signage,
buttons, t-shirts, etc, and any form of media campaigning for a candidate.
(Section 1804.03 amended to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06 dated June
13, 2006)


CHAPTER 1805
VOTING GENERALLY

1805.01        Reservation Voting District Places and Hours—Notice

Reservation district voting places will be open between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
and at the specified locations as follows:
      Red Lake                                        Community Center
      Redby                                                Community Center
      Little Rock                                        Community Center
      Ponemah                                        Community Center
Tribal members may cast their absentee ballots at the Minneapolis Indian Center
between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. in accordance with 1806.11, subd. 2.
(Section 1805.01 amended to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06 dated June
13, 2006)

1805.02        Manner of Voting Generally

Subdivision 1.  Voting shall be held by secret ballot.  Use of electronic voting shall
be allowed in any election.

(Add per Resolution 23-2002, dated February 12, 2002.)
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 marked the ballot.

(Add per Resolution 23-2002, dated February 12, 2002.)

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.

1805.05        Voting Observers

No more than two voting observers may be at the polling places or location of
absentee voting in Minneapolis.  Any tribal member may declare their interest in
being an observer to the election by filing a written notification to the General
Election Board Chair, no later than 5 days before the election.  An observer must
be not converse with any voter or interfere with the voting process in any way.  
Such a violation will result in the immediate removal of such person.
(Section 1805.05 add to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06 dated June 13,
2006)

1805.06        Vouching

Vouching for the identity of any individual may be permitted when identity is in
question.  An election official may ask for identification or a tribal member may
vouch for the person in question.  Any person vouching shall provide a written
statement attesting to the identity of any individual.

(Section 1805.06 added to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06 dated June 13,
2006)


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 8:00 p.m. on the
election date.

(Section 1806.03 Subd. 1 amended to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06
dated June 13, 2006)

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

All nonresident ballots shall be mailed and provided in consecutively numbered
envelopes or bar coded for electronic voting.  All nonresident ballots shall be
mailed under return receipt.

(Amended by Resolution 23-2002, dated February 12, 2002.)
(Amended by Resolution 22-04, dated February 10, 2004)
(Section 1806.06 amended to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06 dated June
13, 2006)

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”
or marked “official” when utilizing the electronic voting system.

(Add per Resolution 23-2002, dated February 12, 2002.)

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 8:00 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.

(Section 1806.09 Subd. 2 amended to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06
dated June 13, 2006)

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 Absentee Ballot Committee.  No
person other than members of the Absentee Ballot Committee and the electronic
voting technicians (s) shall be present in the room when the ballots are being
counted.  A delegation of two Hereditary Chiefs, so chosen by the Chiefs shall be
present to observe the counting of the absentee ballots.
(Add per Resolution 23-2002, dated February 12, 2002.)

(Section 1806.12 amended to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06 dated June
13, 2006)

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.

1806.14        Ballots in Transit

At least two members of the Absentee Ballot Committee shall transport all
Absentee Ballots as soon as practicable back to the Agency Building at the close
of voting hours.  A secured escort shall accompany the General Election Board
and Absentee Ballot Committee.
(Section 1806.14 added to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 107-06 dated June 13,
2006)


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 shall be present to pick up printed ballots either at the location of the
printer, or upon delivery from a common carrier.

(Add per Resolution 23-2002, dated February 12, 2002.)

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.  Ballots shall be counted in accordance with the methods
prescribed below.  The use of “traditional” or “electronic” voting shall determine the
process followed.  In the event electronic balloting is used, counting of the
electronic ballots shall be conducted in conformance with the applicable
procedures in place necessary to insure an accurate and efficient tabulation of the
ballots.

It shall be the duty of the District Election Boards and the Absentee Ballot
Committee 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
Chairperson of the Absentee Ballot Committee 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.

In the event of an election contest requiring a recount, a recount shall be done by
both electronic means, as well as traditional hand count of the electronic ballots.  
Results posted by the General Election Board after such a recount shall be
considered final.

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.

(Add per Resolution 23-2002, dated February 12, 2002.)

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.  Al 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)
(Chapter 1800, Election, Title 18 amended/revised to Tribal Code by Resolution
No. 10-98, dated January 13, 1998)
(Chapter 1800, Election, Title 18 amended/revised to Tribal Code by Resolution
No. 19-98, dated February 10, 1998)
(Chapter 1800, Election, Title 18 added to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 23-
2002, dated February 12, 2002)
(Chapter 1800, Election, Title 18 amended/revised to Tribal Code by Resolution
No. 22-2004, dated February 10, 2004)
(Chapter 1800, Election, Title 18 added to Tribal Code by Resolution No. 35-
2004, dated February 10, 2004)
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TITLE XVIII
CHAPTER 1800
ELECTION