NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
JULY 11, 2020
On June 15, 2020, the Election Committee received a petition to hold an election on an initiative to distribute through direct payment to every Spokane Tribal Citizen a portion of the Corona Virus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding received by the Tribe.
According to Article X, Section 4 of the Spokane Tribe Constitution, whenever an initiative petition with the required signatures is filed at the Tribal office an election thereon shall be conducted within 45 days, unless there is a regular election to be held within 90 days.
A Special Election has been scheduled for July 11, 2020 for a vote on the Initiative.
Article X, Section 4 of the Constitution provides that an election on an initiative must have a minimum voter turnout of 51% of the average voter turnout at the regular Tribal elections held during the previous 5 years. Accordingly, the minimum voter turnout needed for this Initiative is 234.
Polling places shall be as follows:
(1) Alfred McCoy Administration Building, Wellpinit
(2) West End Community Center, West End
(3) TANF building, 232 E. Lyons Avenue, Spokane, Washington
(4) Ford Community Center, New House Lane, Ford Washington
Polls shall be open on Election Day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
If you need to contact an Election Committee Member please call:
Tammy Kieffer at 509-868-1293,
Georgia Wynne at 509-724-1784,
Marie Eli at 509-685-3028
Breann Brigman at 509-458-6513