TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION 2017 GENERAL ELECTION SCHEDULE

DATE  ACTION  ELECTIONS LAW REFERENCE 
January 27, 2017  Last Day for Election Board to give notice of election and of need to register to vote.  Art. VIII, Sec. 1801(C) 
January 27, 2017  Last day for persons seeking to run for the office of Legislative Council Representative to complete and file with the Elections Office paperwork for a criminal background investigation to be conducted. *Required paperwork available at Elections Office.  Art. V, Sec. 1505(E)(1) 
January 27, 2017  Last day for District Council to accept nominations for candidates to Legislative (E)(2) & (3) Council at a meeting of the District Council. District Council must file a certified list of nominees with the Election Board and post the list within 5 days after such nominations.  Art. V, Sec. 1505 
January 27, 2017  Last day for District or Community Council to accept nominations for candidates to (F)(1) & (2) District Council at a meeting of District or Community Council. District or Community Council must file a certified list of nominees with the Election Board and post the list within 5 days after such nominations.  Art. VII, Sec. 1703 
February 27, 2017  Last day for District Council to certify to Election Board any adjusted Schedule of Representatives to District Council.  Art. VII, Sec. 1703(B) 
March 28, 2017  Last day to appeal to the Legislative Council a District Council’s adjusted Schedule of Representatives to District Council.  Art. VII, Sec. 1703(B) 
March 28, 2017  Last day for Election Board to complete criminal background investigations for candidates that submitted proper/timely paperwork.  Art. V, Sec. 1505(E)(1) 
March 28, 2017  Last day for members to file a voter registration form with the Election Board.  Art. IV, Sec. 1402(C) 
April 27, 2017  Last day for District Council to forward recently approved voter registrations for (C)(2)(a) the General Election to Election Board.  Art. IV, Sec.1402 
May 8, 2017  Last day to file request for absentee ballots for the General Election.  Art. VIII, Sec.1806 (F)(1) 
May 8, 2017  Last day to appoint District Election Boards.  Art. VIII, Sec. 1801(E) 
May 8, 2017  Election Board to post Listing of Registered Voters at polling places for General Election.  Art. VIII Sec. 1801(A) 
May 12, 2017  Last day for omitted voters in the General Election to appeal to Legislative Council.  Art IV, Sec. 1403 
May 27, 2017  GENERAL ELECTION  Art. VIII, Sec. 1802 
May 31, 2017  Last day for Election Board to certify and post Certificate of District Residents.  Art. VIII, Sec. 1801(B) 
Within 48 hours of issuing the Certificates of Election Results  Election Board shall post the Election Results.  Art. VIII, Sec. 1806(J) 
Within 5 days after the Certificate of District Residents has been posted at the District  File to contest the number of votes given to a District, if a contest is desired.  Art. VIII, Sec. 1801(B) 
Within 2 business days after issuance and posting of the Certificate of Election Results at the Elections Office  File an election contest, if a contest is desired.  Art. IX, Sec. 1902(A) 
Whithin 20 days after posting the Certificate of Election Results  The Legislative and District Councils shall seat and issue Certificates of Election.  Art. VIII, Sec. 1808(A) 

***Portions in red indicate new provisions of the Nation’s Elections Law.

For more information regarding your voting rights, voter registration and early voter ballot request please contact:

  • Tohono O’odham Nation Elections Office: 520-383-8709

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