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