Unofficial Notice of General Election for Long Plain First Nation

Unofficial Notice of General Election for Long Plain First Nation

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202148 Views

April 14, 2022.

As per the Long Plain First Nation Custom Election Act:

  1. Tribal Citizens who intend to run for an office of the Tribal Government in the upcoming election must complete and file a Declaration of Candidacy.

Declaration of Candidacy Eligibility Requirements:

  • The Tribal Citizen is a registered Long Plain First Nation Tribal Citizen;
    • The Tribal Citizen completes and submits a Declaration of Candidacy that is accepted in accordance with this Act;
    • The Tribal Citizen is eighteen {18) years of age at date of the Declaration of Candidacy deadline;
    • The Tribal Citizen has not had a criminal conviction within the past five (5) years, for which a pardon has not been granted;
    • The Tribal Citizen pays a non-refundable fee of $250.00 by certified cheque, money order, bank draft or cash to the Long Plain First Nation Finance Department;
    • The Tribal Citizen attends, remains and participates at the Candidate Gathering; and
    • The Tribal Citizen is not otherwise disqualified by virtue of this Act.

Note: The original returned results of the checks must be dated between December 1 in the year prior to the General Election and the third Thursday of March in the year of the General Election.

  • Interview Committee: Five (5) Tribal Citizens from three (3) separate family groupings, of which one (1) youth and one {1) elder, to interview and select Electoral Officer, Deputy Electoral Officer, Election Community Scrutineers, Moderator, Election Appeal Committee, and the Electoral Ethics Commission;
  • Electoral Officer: The Tribal Citizen who is responsible for the administration of elections and duties and procedures as set out in the Custom Election Act;
  • Deputy Electoral Officer: The Tribal Citizen selected to assist the Electoral Officer;
  • Election Community Scrutineers: Two (2) Tribal Citizens from two (2) different family groupings that are to monitor the election process at the polling station on election day;
  • Moderator: A Tribal Citizen to chair the Candidate Gathering.
  • Election Appeal Committee: Three (3) Tribal Citizens, including at least one (1) Elder to review and make decisions concerning Appeals of Candidacy and election appeals; and
  • Electoral Ethics Commission: Three {3) Tribal Citizens, including at least one (1) Elder to review and make decisions or provide direction to the Tribal Government concerning vacancies of office and formal complaints and grievances;

Interested Tribal Citizens are asked to apply and send their applications for the positions of Interview Committee, Electoral Officer, Deputy Electoral Officer, Election Community Scrutineers, Moderator, Election Appeal Committee and Electoral Ethics Committee to:

Tribal Government Administration
PO Box 430
Portage La Prairie, MB
R1N 3B7
1-888-268-6438 – Toll Free# 1-204-252-2731-
Administration Office

OR Email to: [email protected]

OR Fax to: 1-204-252-2012

NT5

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